A week long detachment from the blogging world and from my kitchen has made me a bunch of lazy bones. I know there is lot out there new in every body's blog and am so eager to find out the latest culinary developments. But I just doesn't get the nerve to get on the road. All I want to do in these nippy mornings is cuddle up as much nearer to the room heater as possible and bask in the memory of last week's eventful vacation.
UAE is a place with innumerable wonders and Dubai is its heart which leave us non.plussed. Though the global recession stuck it with awful force, the past glory still reverberates in the atmosphere. From the world's longest musical fountain to the world's tallest tower, the extravaganza of luxury speaks its volume in every phase of Dubai.
Inside the Grand Mosque in Abudabi
Longest Musical fountain in the world, in front of Burj Khaleefa
'Burj Khaleefa'- the tallest tower in the world
The first metro train in the middle east
Fire works in the sky for the opening ceremony of DSF
We found ourselves in the middle of the opening ceremony of Dubai Shopping Festival(DSF) and had half an hour long fire works in the sky together with various cultural processions by artists from around the globe to feast our eyes. Travelling from one wonder to other, I felt Dubai was on the run to gather the largest number of Guinness world records to its hat. That must have been when the blow of recession struck it unawares. You could easily imbibe the recession struck face of Dubai from the half way dropped projects of unusual sky scrapers and artificial island resorts.
We visited many of our relatives in UAE and stayed with brother in law and family. My sister in law (Fathima Sinsi aka Sheri) is a great cook and she fed us with a wide variety of her delicacies. I must confess that I found myself weighing a couple of kilos more after a week of enjoying her food. So I thought I must post one of her recipes on the blog. Mango pudding was something the adults and children enjoyed alike and so I took particular care to ask her the recipe and took the pictures from Dubai when she served it.
Here is the recipe..
Things you need:
2 ripe mangoes seeded and sliced
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp gelatin soaked in 2 tbsp of cold water
250 ml or 1/2 tin of condensed milk
2 tbsp chocolate grated (optional)
Blend the mango in a blender adding the milk and sugar until well blended and pulpy. Dissolve the gelatin by double boiling method. Add this to the blended mango milk mixture. Add the condensed milk and stir well to form a uniform mixture. Pour this to a pudding dish and refrigerate for two hours. Serve after cooling garnished with chocolate flakes.
Recipe by : Fathima Sinsi