11 May 2023

Mother’s Day 2023 - Special Meal Recipes For Your Dear Mom

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Mothers are special! There’s absolutely no doubt in the statement, & special moms do need a special day to be praised & pampered; Mother’s Day 2023. Well, why not do that with a special full course meal with a refreshing appetizer, a delicious main course, a lip smacking drink, ending with a refreshing fruit dessert!? 

We, at Milkbasket, are celebrating Mother’s Day with a very special collection, dedicated to our beautiful mothers & we would love to share these easy & delicious recipes with you so that you could make your mom feel special by cooking for her & enjoying a meal date with her that you prepared with love, pride & joy. Let’s get started!

Cooking For Your Mom On Mother’s Day 2023👨‍🍳

Cooking a special meal for your mom is a great way to show your love & appreciation for all that she does. It’s a thoughtful & personal gesture that demonstrates your care & attention to detail. By taking the time to plan & prepare a meal, you are showing your mom that you value her & want to make her feel special. 

It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together & create lasting memories that your mom will cherish for years to come. Overall, cooking a special meal is a beautiful way to express your gratitude & love for your mom on Mother’s Day 2023.

As always, we have all the ingredients you need, along with fresh flowers specially for the day, waiting to be delivered to your doorstep by 7 AM through the Milkbasket App’s silent doorstep delivery!

Let’s Cook Together! 🙌

▶️ The Appetizer – Creamy Pasta Salad

pasta salad in a clay bowl

Creamy pasta salad is the perfect appetizer for Mother’s Day because it’s light, refreshing, & delicious. With its combination of tender pasta, crisp vegetables, & creamy dressing, it will definitely put a smile on your mom’s face!

Ingredients:

  • 250g elbow pasta
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup red & green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup green onions
  • ½ cup cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the salt.
  • Add the macaroni to the water, and stir a few times to prevent the pasta from sticking together.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions (about 10-12 minutes), occasionally stirring, until al dente or softer according to the desired texture. 
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain the excess water and keep it aside.
  • Mix together the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, white vinegar, red chili powder, sugar, salt, and ground pepper in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the veggies and cooked macaroni. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight. Homemade Creamy Macaroni Salad is ready to serve.

▶️ The Main Course – Paneer Lasagne

veg lasagne on a white plate

Paneer lasagne is a delicious twist on the classic Italian dish, with layers of spicy paneer & creamy bechamel sauce. This vegetarian version of lasagne is a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress your mom on Mother’s Day 2023.

Ingredients:

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 300 grams
  • Lasagna sheets 6
  • Oil 1½ teaspoons
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies chopped 2
  • Onions chopped 2 medium
  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder 3 teaspoons
  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion paste ¼ cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato puree 1 cup
  • Butter 2 tablespoons
  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) 2 teaspoons
  • Fresh cream ½ cup
  • Grated mozzarella cheese as required
  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnishing

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  • To make the paneer bhurji, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a non-stick wok and sauté cumin seeds, green chillies, and onion until the onion turns golden. Crumble the paneer, and add turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder, and 1 teaspoon of garam masala powder. Mix well and sauté before adding crumbled cottage cheese and cooking for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • For the sauce, heat the remaining oil in another non-stick pan and sauté onion paste for 2 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree, and mix well. Increase heat and add 1½ cups of water. Stir to mix and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Add butter and keep mixing. Dry roast dried fenugreek leaves till fragrant. 
  • Add remaining red chilli powder, remaining garam masala powder, and salt to the pan and cook further. Add cream, crushed roasted fenugreek leaves and mix well. Switch off heat.
  • Spread some tomato sauce on the base of a rectangular glass baking dish, and lay 2 lasagna sheets on top. Evenly spread some paneer bhurji and top with grated cheese. Place 2 more lasagna sheets on top, spread some more tomato sauce, and sprinkle grated cheese. 
  • Add the remaining paneer bhurji and top with grated cheese.
  • Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot, garnished with a coriander sprig.

The Drink & The Dessert For Mother’s Day 2023🧁

Now that you’re all set with the appetizer & the main course, head over to our Mother’s Day exclusive section ❤️‘Dear Mom’❤️ on the Milkbasket app to check out the recipes for a Cucumber Mint Cooler & refreshing Fruit Custard!

Got something for her breakfast in mind? Head over to our special blog on ‘Blueberry Pancakes’ to know the best recipe for making some delicious pancakes for breakfast on Mother’s Day!

We’re all set & excited to celebrate the love & care our mothers have showered on us & we feel that Mother’s Day 2023 is the best time to show her that you care & love her so much!

💐Happy Mother’s Day Everyone💐

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