Saturday, March 17, 2007

Anjeer/Fig Shake




I've always had an affinity for Anjeer, be it in a fresh form or in dry form. The fresh Anjeer is such a delicate & luscious fruit, easily bruised and one cannot store it for too long. In such cases the dry Anjeer comes to the rescue, ever so delicious and with all the nutrients in it's grip.

Here's a quick Anjeer milk shake that i make often, be it summer or winter. (Pssst. if it is winter time I just microwave it for a few seconds so that I can enjoy it without the chills :-) )

10 dried Figs
2 cups milk
2 pinches cardamom pwd (optional)
Sugar as per taste ( I do not feel the need to add sugar)

Soak the figs in a cup of milk for couple of hours. Add 1 more cup milk and blend at high speed to get a nice froth. Add sugar if required. Serve in tall glass and garnish with cardamom pwd.

Enjoy!

19 comments:

Sig said...

Wow, I have never had fig shakes... looks very tasty.

Richa said...

Yup. I tasted this at my friend's place and have been hooked since.

archana said...

Nice recipe. Will try this recipe :)

Richa said...

thanks archana. do let me know if you try it, go for the darker dry fig.

Prema Sundar said...

This is a new one for me ... haven't tasted it .. sounds interested. thanks for sharing.

Richa said...

thanks prema, hope you try it.

trupti said...

Lovely idea for a shake...I am so tired of Mango, Banana and Strawberry shakes that we usually get....this one's going to be on my must try list.

My sister in law made Anjeer-Pista rotis the other day...another idea for your figs!

-trupti

Nupur said...

I love anjeer too, and this shake looks delicious. Very creative, Richa!

Richa said...

thanks trupti, glad you liked it.

fig-pista roti wow, now i want to make it, recipe please!!!!

Richa said...

thanks Nupur, i'm sure you will enjoy this! It is so very yummy!!

Asha said...

Never tried Figs in anything,looks great!:))

Richa said...

thanks ahsa, glad you liked it.

Sia's corner said...

thanks a beauty richa. very unique drink. i have never tried this before. i have dried figs in my pantry. will try this out:)

Sharmi said...

Waaw nice presentation Richa!! feel like taking a sip. Yummy looking.

cheers
sharmi

Richa said...

do try it Sia, and let me know how it turned out for u.
enjoy!

Richa said...

sharmi, go ahead & take a sip, be my guest :-)

Seema said...

Richa, I am a fig lover as well...just love them as is and in anything...this is a very unique drink ...have never tried it out before and I am sure I will love it. Thanx for sharing girl and thanx for visiting my blog.

Richa said...

thanks seema! glad you liked it.

Anjali said...

Those figs and shake look good. here we get dry roundels of figs woven in a string.