Friday, June 6, 2014
PAPAYA MILK SHAKE WITH KASTURI SEEDS / SABJA SEEDS
Never did we realize in our childhood that we were sitting with a great live treasure at the bottom of our garden ! A treasure which held within a wealth known as health! A treasure which held within numerous medicinal properties ! Yes ! The treasure was a huge Papaya tree at the bottom of our garden ! Except for a few raw papayas which we used for curries and koottus, and one or two ripe ones which we relished occasionally , most of the fruits were left on the tree to entertain our winged friends - the barbets and the crows. After all these years having learnt to appreciate the value of the invaluable Papaya we have started including it in our breakfast regularly .
Today's papaya was ripe, luscious and very sweet. Hence we had Papaya milkshake as our breakfast dessert. Since I had a supply of Kasturi seeds / Sabja seeds ( seeds of Basil ) in my pantry I decided to add it to the milkshake for its cooling property.
Ripe and sweet Papaya ( peeled , cubed and chilled ) - 1 cup
Cold milk - 2 cups
Kasturi seeds / Sabja seeds - 1 tbsp
( Soak the Kasturi seeds / Sabja seeds in one cup of water for half an hour. When the sesame size seeds bloat up and become gelatinous, top any cool drink with the jelly like seeds. )
2. Add more chilled milk if the consistency is too thick.
3. Pour into a tall glass and top with soaked Kasturi seeds / Sabja seeds.
Relish the Papaya Milkshake with the Kasturi / Sabja topping and enjoy the cool bliss.