Nov 12, 2012

Appy Diwali - Festive Apple Drink


Happy Diwali! Or Appy Diwali with this awesome drink!
Tomorrow is the festival of lights, and guests would be coming and going all day! The table would be laid with sweets and dry fruits and most probably with tea or soft drinks. Why not give our friends something different? Let’s make a cool apple beverage today and surprise our families and friends. It used all the winter ingredients readily available, esp. during the Diwali week! Friends, do try it, and let us all know about the compliments you received.

You can double the quantities for more people.

Serves 4

Time 20 mins

Chilling time in Refrigerator 1 hour


Ingredients
1 Large Apple
4 ½ Cups Milk
¼ cup sugar
6-8 Almonds
6-8 Pistachios
1 tsp Kewra water or rose essence
½ tsp cinnamon powder

Directions for the Recipe
  • Bring milk to a boil in thick bottomed saucepan.
  • Lower the heat, add sugar and let it simmer for 10-15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, blanch the almonds and pistachios in boiling water for 5 mins. Drain, peel and cut into slivers/thin slices.
  • Peel, core and grate the apple. Add it to the milk. Simmer for 5 mins more.
  • Remove from heat. Cool and chill in fridge for 1 hour.
  •  Add the slivered nuts, cinnamon powder and Kewra water to the milk and mix well.
  • Pour into small shot glasses, garnish with slivered nuts and serve cold.

Chef’s tip: You can also garnish it with silver vark/paper, or pomegranate seeds.

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