Chikoo (aka Sapota in Kannada) is my favourite fruit of all seasons, mostly summers. I had to eventually consult wikipedia to know what this fruit is known as in English ! Because for years, I used to call it Sapota, and my non-kannada speaking husband looked at me when I said I wanna have this fruit like he hadnt heard of the name at all ! Of course, this was years ago, when husbands paid attention to all that we spoke and also our wants ! (LoL!!)
"It is known as chikoo ("चिक्कू" or chiku,"चीकू,") in India and Pakistan ("چیکو" chiku or "آلوچَہ" âlucha) and sapota in some parts of India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh), sapathilla or rata-mi in Sri Lanka, sobeda/sofeda (সবেদা or সফেদা) in eastern India and Bangladesh, sabudheli("ސަބުދެލި") in Maldives, sawo in Indonesia and saos in West Sumatra, hồng xiêm (lit. Siamese persimmon), lồng mứt or xa pô chê in Vietnam, lamoot(ละมุด) in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia." (Source - Wikipedia)
Today's post is a quick Chikoo and Dates Smoothie you can put together with minimum ingredients, and with just 5 ingredients, slurp away !!
Sending this to BM#17 under "Cooking with Readymade ingredients" (I have used readily available Condensed Milk). Check out the other marathoners here
Prep time : 10 mins. No Cook
Serves - 2
· Ripe Chikoo / Sapota fruit - 4 nos
· Condensed Milk (readily available) - 2 TBSP (or more if you prefer)
· Cold Milk - 1/2 cup
· Dates - 1/4 cup (pitted)
· Vanilla Essence - 1- 2 drops
· Ice cubes - optional
Wash and peel the fruit. Deseed them and cut into cubes. Chill for 1/2 hour (or better still use chilled fruits)
Place the fruits & dates along with the condensed milk and cold milk and puree till you get a thickish smoothie.
Now add the essence and ice cubes and run the mixer just once more.
Strain and serve in tall glasses for a super summer drink for the kids and your family :)
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