Punjabi Pokara Kadi

For the Kadi
1/2 cup curds                                                          3 tablespoon Besan ( gram flour)
1 1/2 cups water                                                      1/4 teaspoon haldi
1 small onion chopped finely                                    1/4 teaspoon jeera
1 teaspoon kastori methi / or few methi dana
4 whole dry red chilies                                             1 teaspoon whole dhania seeds                                   
5-6 curry leaves                                                       salt to taste                 

For the pokaras
1 onion finely chopped                                        1 potato chopped like onion
1/4 cup besan                                                      salt to taste

For the pokaras
mix onions, potatoes, salt and besan. Using enough water make into thick paste. Drop spoon fulls into hot oil. Deep fry to golden brown.

For kadi
Whisk curds. Add water and whisk. Add besan and haldi, whisk well. keep aside
Heat 2 tablespoon oil- add jeera, sute: add garlic, when it turns light brown add onion, sute till onions turn light pink.
Add curry leaves, dry red chiles, methi and dhania seeds: saute for a second.
Add the besan and curds mixture. Whisk well and string continuously,  bring to a boil. cook till thick.
Add the pokaras. Serve hot with rice.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake

1/2 cup milk
1/2 banana  chopped
8 tablespoon chocolate sauce (fun food brand)
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1tablespoon smooth peanut butter (optional--- only use if the flavor is liked)

Add all the ingredients in a mixer and blend well. Pour into glasses with crushed ice and serve chilled with twirls of whipped cream

Mango Berry Cooler

1 Ripe mango cut in to large pieces
1 mango cut in to small pieces
1 tsp lemon juice
few mint leaves for decoration
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup strawberry crush
crushed ice as required

In a mixer add the large mango pieces and ice cream. Churn till smooth. add little milk if reqiured.
add lemon juice and strawberry crush and mix for a second.
In tall glasses add crushed ice till half full, Pour the above in to the glasses. Top with cut mango pieces and decorate with mint sprigs.

Variations Add orange juice instead of strawberry crush
Add 200 ml coconut milk instead of strawberry crush to get mango colada.