The name is intriguing, isn’t it? Yes, even I was intrigued… When we were kids, we used to have long trips with a whole bunch of relatives. Uncle (my aunt’s husband) is a total foodie so we were guaranteed that we would get non-stop eating all the way from start to finish. I still relish those days when we used to stand by sides of the carts – so lovingly called “pettikadas” (literally translates as “box shops”) serving hot dosas or porottas and beef varatti (roast), and hogging on them like crazy! Not to mention of how much the next day, we would be flat on the bed, in and out of the washroom – so typical of “Gulf kuttis”! 😉 But still, that wouldn’t stop us from eating, hehe… All that has come to an end now. D doesn’t like to eat much from such outlets, and HD is not at all a foodie. When I go craving to eat, the only thing he gets for me is the Naranga Soda, saying it will at least not spoil your tummy. 😕 I know… I have to live with it… 😀
Coming back to the recipe, for that matter I have never had the original Sharjah Shake. Each time the whole entourage used to go to Calicut for some reason without me, they used to have this and talk of how delicious it is! InShaAllah, I guess I have to push through a chance of having it from the original store when I am home this time… Meanwhile, I enjoy it once in a while at home. To read a little bit about how the name stuck, you can go on here! Initially, it used to be available only in one outlet, but now you can find it in almost every cafe at home! Hehe… Off to the recipe…
- 5 small bananas ripe (I used njalipoovan)
- 1 cup cold milk
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 1 tbsp cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp malted drink powder I used Horlicks
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
- Serve immediately!
If your blender is strong enough, use frozen milk.
You can add nuts of your choice or completely omit it.
A dash of cardamom can also be added as optional.
Instead of Horlicks, you can use Boost or the like. Even adding a dash of coffee sounds interesting.