Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gudbud Gotala and an Award

Celebrating ‘50 followers’ and ‘The Versatile Blogger’ award….it can’t get better than this. A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ for all the encouragement with your inputs, suggestions, recommendations and comments…here’s hoping “Yourstastefully” keeps getting attention and your everlasting support. Spread the cheer around… we need some more reasons to smile and I am doing my bit:)

 Here’s a dessert that I created while I was sitting and wondering what to cook up for my guests…It’s extremely simple, just make sure all the ingredients are bought well in advance. It’s a beautiful game of colours (choose your favourite colours)

 Preparation time: 20 minutes 

 Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 8-9 (depending on your glass)

You need:
5 big ripe mangoes (I used Bainganpalli, use what you like)
A box of custard powder (I used vanilla, use your favourite flavour)
A box of jelly crystals (I used raspberry, pick the pretty one)
A family pack of ice-cream (I used black currant , choose your colour and flavour )
Cherries / plums (optional)

Tall glasses
Long spoons


Wash and remove the skin of the mangoes. Cut them into small pieces (taste to make sure you don’t add the sour ones)
Make the custard (I used a litre of milk). Just follow the instructions at the back of the packet. (You won’t go wrong)
Pull out the jelly crystals. Mix the sachets together till smooth in ½ cup water (again, follow the instructions at the back of the packet)

Take a tall glass, tip in some mango pieces, add some custard, add some mangoes again and some more... (hiya, yellow yellow dirty fellow)
Cut out some jelly to make the next layer… (now the pretty pink has come in)
For the final layer, take a big scoop of ice-cream and top it up… (Awesome colour isn’t it?)
If you want, you can garnish with a cherry or a plum (I didn’t have both!)

Relish the beautiful and yummy dessert…

My guests loved it…try it and share your experience too…

Now to the award that I won :)

In the true sprit of writing, a blog-ful of Thank You to ‘loveandcalories.blogspot.com’ for considering me worthy enough and conferring ‘The Versatile Blogger’ award. It is absolutely encouraging least to say…

As a rule, I have to follow instructions [to win more awards, just kidding ;)]

 1. Thank the person that awarded it to you & list a link back to the blogger.
 2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
 3. Pay it forward by sending it to your favourite recently found new bloggers.
 4. Contact the blogger that you have awarded & make them aware.

Don’t remember when I last wrote something about myself or my blog….thought it will be a task but when I started reluctantly, this is just flowing and I will have to force myself to stop at seven points

  • I am obsessed with my kitchen and now my blog too… 
  • I discovered, I can write (the flair is simple and clear…minus jargons). All credit to the blogging opportunity and my ever encouraging hubby, I enjoy the whole process…in fact, every single moment on my blog 
  • I’ve always loved to cook for the ones who love to eat (but it is always motivating to see the dishes empty after a meal) 
  • I love collecting crockery (gifts are always welcome!) 
  • I have to always enter my kitchen with my camera (ever since I started my blog!) and it is fun to see my son imitate me 
  • I have realized ‘food’ is a strong emotional connector…and a great conversation-starter and for someone like me, the blog is just ‘me’ in the virtual world 
  • I am glad to have started an online recipe book that’s gives step-by-step instructions with photos to motivate the ones who have just started cooking or who thought that cooking was not fun! And the most gratifying part – when my blog connects with people I have never met and they start writing in 
 I would like to pass on this award to a few bloggers whom I follow (not necessarily new)










Have a great week ahead! 

Yours Tastefully! 


  1. Thanks for the award dear :)

  2. Congrats on your award dear! This dessert is simply superb, pass me a glass please...

  3. @Treat and Trick: thank you very much. Wish I could pass on a glass:)

  4. Have tasted it Guys!!!! its really Yummmmmmmm!!!!! Its is really a GUDBUD-Gotala!!!! Try It

  5. @Kavitha: thanks a ton! and you've promised to try a portion of it too!:)

  6. thank you Sangu...good to see your comment after such a long time...

  7. Binny- Thanks for the easy dessert- loved it