Friday, June 29, 2007

Kamla Kheer and AFAM Roundup


Kamla Kheer is a traditional Bengali recipe which I came across in an Indian cook book. Kamla means orange and kheer means pudding. It is a simple yet elegant recipe to make. I also came to know more about this recipe from my friend Sandeepa's blog Bong Mom's Cook Book. She calls it Kamlalebur kheer. Check her version too.

Ingredients

1cup of clementines or mandarins
1cup whole milk
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 cardamom crushed


Preparation

Remove the thin transparent coating from each orange segment after peeling the main skin off the orange.
In a thick bottomed pan add milk and boil on medium heat. Add condensed milk and keep stirring. Add sugar and cardamom and let the milk boil and get reduced to achieve a thick creamy velvety texture. You have to keep stirring so that the bottom does not get burnt. Remove it from heat and let it cool. Let the milk rest in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Now add orange chunks and serve chilled.
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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.

Lets Start with a healthy breakfast bar prepared by Sunita of Sunita's world. These crunchy munchy bars are a rich combination of oats, orange and dates.



Orange zest and millet paratha is a very innovative recipe by priya of Live to Cook. These crispy and delicious Parathas are made of very healthy combination of flours.

A mouthwatering orange pulao is contibuted by Priya again of Live to Cook. You have to go through the combination of ingredients she has used in the pulao.



Here is another creator, who got inspired by Rachel Ray of food network and has made us a complete meal with orange in mind. An Aromatic orange Pulao and to go with it is a orange flavored veg-kurma. To wash it all off she has Orange-Banana milk shake. This lovely meal is from Hima of SnackORama



Here is a closer look at the orange flavored veg-kurma by Hima



This one is called orange Sojjappalu, a paratha stuffed with orange flavored rava kesari. Sounds delicious!! It is contributed by Hima of SnackORama.



This is a hot-sweet-tangy, orange peel gojju which sounds very innovative is a authentic Kannada recipe. My cheeks are hurting when I see the picture. This is contributed by Madhu of Ruchi.


This carrot-orange soup is from a fabulous cook. She created it as a part of her grand weekend brunch. Check out her whole meal and get craved. She is Viji of Vcuisine.



This spoon full of surprise is cranberry-orange jam. An elegant combination of cranberry and orange is pampered with honey to create a vibrant colored jam by the very talented Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi.



Another beautiful creation is the Citrus Guacamole , made of naval oranges, avocados and onions. Looks like a real sunshine!! This piece of art is done by Chris of Mele Cotte.



Here is another creation by Chris called the Orange caprese, stacked with orange, mozzarella cheese, spinach and prosciutto. Check out her blog for more.



Desserts

First in dessert, comes this awesome looking orange caramel cream. Inspired from a cookbook, Arfi of HomeMades has made this creamy and delicious looking dessert. Doesn't it look so pretty? You get to see some more beautiful pictures of this in her blog.


This Marvelous creation is from Shn of Mishmash. She always makes jaw dropping presentation. Her orange delight is a rich cream of condensed milk, orange juice, gelatin and whipped cream. Go take a dip in her blog.



This Vibrant orange tart is a brilliant creation by Anh of Food Lover's Journey. She has a mouthwatering combination of ingredients put into her tart. Check out her blog for this lovely recipe and great photography.



This Orange Meringue tart is especially made of Australian oranges. Miss Eagle of Oz Tucker, has beautifully created this recipe inspired from a cookbook. Look at the velvety filling inside the tart!!



Vini of A Whirl of Aromas has made these yummy orange tartlets. Her craving to bake has worked wonders. These beautiful little tartlets are a great combination Almonds and orange juice.



Inspired from a cook book Pavani of Cook's Hideout, has made these lovely golden colored orange-blueberry muffins. She has made it sound so easy in her blog. Go check it out!!



These are orange- cranberry scones made by the creative cook Shivapriya of My Cookbook. These lovely scones are egg less and makes use of orange juice, orange zest and dried cranberries.



This beautiful dessert here is called the orange burfi. Aarti of Aarti's Corner makes this specialty recipe which is from Nagpur, India. See more of her creations out of the same.



Sukanya of Hot n sweet Bowl has made a yummy looking pound cake with a twist. She uses orange juice and orange zest into the cake. To go with this delicious cake she makes some orange cream cheese. That sounds heavenly.




This is a colorful orange mosaic pie innovated by Raaga of The Singing Chef. She uses ingredients like orange Jelly, orange juice and orange custard powder to make a luscious creamy pie.



Another surprising recipe from Hima are these cute little muffins which are not only egg less but also butter less. Hard to believe right? Check out SnackORama!!




Summer Coolers

Sig of Live To Eat has made a brilliant colored granita with orange and blueberry along with a little kick of ginger. She has given a lovely garnish of mint and orange slices. She is an expert in making great cocktails and mocktails. Check out her blog to beat the summer heat.



This lip smacking French dessert is called as "Mousse Au Chocolat-a-la orange" by Priyanka of Aahar. She also mentions that it is sinfully tempting. It sure is!! Check out her recipe.



This chillin bowl of ice cubes is from Shn of Mishmash. She has created a beautiful orange bowl made of ice and orange and is filled with ice. That is one cool idea to impress guests this summer.



Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen has brought us a beautiful bowl of orange souffle. This luscious souffle is inspired from a book she got as a gift from her friend.



These folks with their colorful tiny umbrellas are delicious fruit punches called the orange-raspberry punch. Richa of As Dear as Salt is quenching our thirst by adding some orange-raspberry sorbet, ginger ale and coke to give us a punch!!




Inspired from a magazine the very energetic and enthusiastic Asha Of Foodie's Hope has made California sunshine as a part of her great feast. She made them all for celebrating her daughter's wonderful achievement in school.



Archana of luv2eathate2cook has made this super cooler orange drink. This drink is a lovely cocktail of orange, lemon juice, vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit chunks. hmmm Slurpppp!



And last but not the least is a creamy orange trifle with a bang. Prema of My Cookbook has brought us a heavenly dessert filled with orange cake, condensed milk, pudding, orange chunks and whipped cream. Man it sure is a party inside your mouth.

Thank you so much dear friends for contributing not only amazing recipes but also your valuable time and effort. If I have missed out any entries please do let me know and it is not on purpose. Will add them immediately.

42 comments:

Prema Sundar said...

Wonderful roundup and a good write up by you sharmi...

Shivapriya said...

Wonderful roundup sharmi. Very neatly posted.

sunita said...

Sharmi, that's one great treasure trove of orangey recipes...you did a really great job of the round up...thanks :)

Revathi said...

Wow really feel bad for missing it. I wanted to make an orange soda but lazyy.. I will still post it sometime.. Nice round up

Seema said...

Sharmi, Kudos girl...Beautiful and gorgeous roundup. Every participant did do a wonderful job. All thanx to you to put it all together. Kheer looks yummy as well.

Nupur said...

I had big plans of participating but never made it, what with parents here and the RCI: mah :(
But your round-up is delicious! All these citrusy treats, and just in time for summer. I especially love that unusual kheer you have made. Thanks Sharmi!

bee said...

what a great roundup. your orange template is really apt for this.

trupti said...

Lovely roundup Sharmi, I loved the Kheer you made, it is beautiful to look at, and I love its name!

trupti

USHA said...

Hi Sharmi,

Wonderful job!you hav ehosted AFAM in great way..Between this kamala kheer is really something interesting dessert from you..Thanks.

Mishmash ! said...

Sharmi, Congrats...beautiful orangey round-up and now its the one stop for all yummy orange treats ...close to my dinner time and I should not have bloghopped this time !

Shn

Priyanka said...

sharmi,
a great entry and a round up. i am always amazed by everyones creativity. a nice collection of orangy recipes

archana said...

Thanx for this wonderful round up Sharmi :)All the recipes look good. The kamala kheer is also nice and unusual :)

Srivalli said...

Great round up Sharmi...all the dishes look so great...so rich...

srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Raaga said...

This was so well worth the wait. Thanks Sharmi for the absolutely orangey roundup.

Hugs!

Suganya said...

Soooper - Recipe, round-up rendum :)

Kajal said...

Gr8 round up.....Sharmi...appreciate your nice work......everyone make some thing new.....very delicious dish with orange.:)

Neelam said...

Wonderful writeup Sharmi,Thanks.
Great timing...as the summer is here...we can start trying the treats one by one!!!

Richa said...

what a collection of orange recipes! orange on ur orange background looks so good :)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

wow!what a treat ....its really good to see all these recipes at one go ! a real treat !

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

O o this is a wonderful and colorful round up!

Lata said...

I ate this dish in an Indian restaurant recently, it was nice. Thanks for posting

Madhu said...

Hi Sharmi,
Kamal looks delicious, I bet it tasted delicious too....
Lovely lovely round up. Great !

DEEPA said...

Excellent round up ....great job done ...Neatly presented ...great particiaption too

Asha said...

WOW!! I have so many Orangy dishes to try now! Thanks for the hard work Sharmi.Great job.See you next week!:))

Cynthia said...

Great round-up Sharmi.

About the Kamla Kheer, is it usually served as a breakfast dish or general dessert dish?

Jyothi said...

Hi Sharmi, what a beautiful and gorgeous spread roundup. I didn't expect these many recipes from orange. Really till now i didn't prepare any single recipe except orange juice. But really lovely roundup sharmi.

WokandSpoon said...

That was a great summary - some very creative recipes there!

Chris said...

Fabulous round up, Sharmi! I can't wait to finally check out everyone's recipes. Thanks for hosting a great event!

Radha said...

i dont know what to say!!!!
all that food...its just delicious!! great effort sharmi !

Roopa said...

delicious roundup Sharmi! i can looks forward for a lot of variety with oranges now!

sra said...

Sharmi, that's a nice round-up!

GV Barve - Gokhale said...

Nice Orangey roundup!!!I feel bad for missing it....

Sharmi said...

Cynthia, it is a dessert. You can read more about it in Sandeepa's blog.

thanks to all.

Suma Gandlur said...

What a great citrus round up. Your unusual kheer looks delicious.

Vcuisine said...

Could not stop seeing sharmi. Full of orange recipes. Wonderful roundup. You have presented it very well. Good Job. All are tempting to try recipes. Viji

Sig said...

Wow what an amazing roundup... thanks for being a wonderful hostess Sharmi.... Kamla Kheer looks absolutely divine...

Nabeela said...

You've been tagged Sharmi!

http://trialsnerror.blogspot.com/2007/07/7-random-facts-meme.html

Sandeepa said...

Lovely round up Sharmi. Isn't the Kamla Kheer lovely ? Its easier to make with the canned mandarins when clementines are not around

Dumela said...

i love your orange kheer, looks totally amazing... bookmarked...and lovely AFAM roundup...

maheswari said...

Sharmi...perfect round up and thanks a lot for hosting the event..

ANU said...

beautiful event....

Le Ngoc Nam said...

The color is very nice, very nutritious dish