Treat your guests with goodness of health

“Atithi Devo Bhava” We all have grown up listening to this for sure. For Indian families, good hospitality is a must for our guests. Be it summer holidays or some family event guests are welcomed all-round the year. It becomes a life and death task for our mothers to make the guests comfortable. Cleaning home or putting out the best cutlery is not enough. A healthy treat for your guest is one way you can serve them well.

Almonds are one superfood with which you can treat your guests. They are a source of 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, dietary fiber, protein, etc. with not just one benefit. Almonds benefit your heart health, helps you keep a check on your weight, diabetes, etc. So here are a few recipes to fill your guest's guts and hearts with!

ARBI AUR BADAM KI TIKKI

INGREDIENTS:

Arbi (boiled) – 300gms

Ghee – 5tbl spn

Ajwain – 1 tsp

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Red chilly pwd – 1 tsp

Curry leaf – 10 nos

Chaat masala – 2 tsp

Green chilly chopped – 1no

Green coriander chopped – 1 tbl spn

Almonds (chopped) – 4 tbl spn

Almonds (halved) – 10 nos

Salt – ½ tsp

PREPARATION:

Mash the boiled arbi till smooth and creamy. Heat half the ghee and add ajwain, then curry leaves and green chilies chopped. Sauté and add turmeric, chilly red pwd, sauté and add mashed arbi.

Cook on slow flame and keep stirring. Add salt and chaat masala. After 4 mins of cooking remove and cool it completely.

Now make small patties and roll the sides on chopped almonds. Place one half of the almond on top of the tikki.

Now drizzle some ghee and fry the patty on both sides. Serve hot.

BADAM CUSTARD

INGREDIENTS:

Almonds (roasted) – 200gms

Milk – 500ml

Sugar –100gms

Egg yolk – 6no

Vanilla essence – 3ml

Cornflour – 25gms

PREPARATION:

Blanch almonds and make a smooth paste. Mix egg yolk and cornflour in a bowl.

Boil sugar and milk. Add warm milk to the egg yolks and whisk. Keep milk at simmer, add the tempered yolk mixture and cook for 5mins.

Keep stirring and pour the almond paste and set in a fridge. Serve cold.

So don’t just set the table, prepare your meal right and treat your guests with the goodness of health.