II Edition of Ramadan An Event to Share – Chapter 3

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From techie to homemaker  to mom, our guest today is a lively person whom I encountered on facebook. Pankti the techiemom blogs at  momscookingadventures.blogspot.in  and her blog is full of vegetarian recipes and baking adventures. Today she is sharing with us a recipe and her experience of eid celebrated with her father’s friend’s family. Over to you Pankti. 

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My greetings to the readers of Gheza-eShiriin in this festive season. I am Pankti and I blog at momscookingadventures.blogspot.in about the food that I cook and experiments I do in my kitchen.. I do a lot of baking (I actually have a home based baking business). I also cook lot of Indian food and as I hail from Gujarat and my hubby from Punjab these two states have a big influence in my kitchen.

Huma wanted me to do a guest post for her Ramdan series. She has an amazing collection of veg and non-veg recipes! Her pictures are lovely! However the best part about her is her warm and friendly nature!! Apart from blogging and food photography, we also talked at length about her work (she is an entrepreneur and I am impressed), her family (hails from Baroda), her 2 states (yet arranged) marraige!! I am happy to have her as a friend 🙂

When Huma said Ramdan, the first people to come to my mind were J Uncle, my papa’s friend and his Amma!! Though I never got a chance to meet Amma, I’ve heard a lot of fond stories of my papa’s childhood revolving around her. He would very fondly talk about how Amma would lovingly feed him and my kaka, the heavenly sheer khurma prepared by her during Ramdan and the non-veg food at her place!! Even after J uncle and his family shifted to a new place, the first thing my papa do on Eid morning every year is to call him and wish him Eid Mubarak and talk about the lovely old days!! This tradition continues till date!! May this friendship remain intact forever..

During my first job, I got a chance to see old city of Ahmedabad during Ramadan months!! Ramdan evening in old city are filled with vendor selling all kind of foods, kebabs, tikkas, bakery style cookies, dates etc.. Air is filled with festivity and people doing shopping!! Something that makes old city all the more endearing..

I thought a lot about what to make for Huma’s Ramdan series. Originally I wanted to do a Sheer Khurma recipe to honour Amma but Huma already had published the recipe. 


So I got thinking again. I wanted to make something that would be filling enough, something that is delicious, something that would be appreciated in today’s busy times yet has it’s roots in tradition!!


 Finally I zeroed in on this milkshake. Perfect for consumption during Suhoor and Iftar meals!!


Otherwise perfect too :)!!

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoon Peanut butter
2 Table spoon Chocolate sauce (I used Hershey’s)
3/4 cup Cold milk
3- 4 pitted dates
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 small banana (optional)
Pinch of Cinnamon powder (Optional)

This milkshake is so easy to make there are no steps actually.. You just mix everything in your blender or mixer and give a whir!! Your milkshake is ready!! Drop in a few Ice cubes if you need it really chilled..

Notes:
1) You can replace dates by sugar if you wish.
2) You can increase/ decrease amount of peanut butter, dates and chocolate as per your liking.
3) You can use yogurt in place of milk to get chocolate peanut butter and dates smoothie!!

To know more about techiemom Pankti visit her @  momscookingadventures.blogspot.in

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