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Chilled Cherry Yogurt

Diminished appetite and constant need for something cool, it’s that kind of hot day here in Seattle.

To revive the sweltering spirits, I had to prepare something pleasant. Sweet and juicy, in rich mahogany color, Washington state’s own beautiful bing cherries came to the rescue. Few cherries halved, pitted and mixed with yogurt, then refrigerated for half an hour. Preparing chilled cherry yogurt at home is a simple process with delightful results.

Yesterday’s ratatouille reheated with pasta and freshened with mint, plus chilled cherry yogurt ~ Our meal today

Recipe:
(for two)
2 cups fresh homemade yogurt
15 cherry fruits
Salt and Sugar ~ a pinch each
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Rinse and cut the cherries in half. Twist, separate the halves and pullout the pit.
Add salt and sugar to yogurt. Whisk the yogurt to smooth or buzz in a blender.
Stir in the cherries. Refrigerate for about half an hour. Enjoy the chilled cherry treat!

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Fruits, Cherries, Yogurt (Wednesday July 11, 2007 at 9:05 pm- permalink)

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18 comments for Chilled Cherry Yogurt »

  1. I am a big fan of bing and of course the local Rainier cherries. I got a big 2 pound bag from Wallingford market today.. AND I got fresh Goat yogurt.. hmm.. you have me going now!
    Beautiful!!

    Comment by archana — July 11, 2007 @ 9:33 pm

  2. Wow, looks lovely and delicious too. I am very fond of home made yogurt. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Jyothi — July 11, 2007 @ 9:44 pm

  3. Hi Indira, That’s beatutiful! What a combination pasta and yoghurt with cherries.
    Healthy and complete.

    Comment by Aruna — July 11, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

  4. Hmmm..Indira..That is very refreshing! Like a cool shower on a hot day..I have to make it immediately! Thanks a bunch!

    Comment by chandrika — July 11, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

  5. I have a bag of cherries and a big bowl of home made yogurt made today. Am gonna try this for tomorrow’s lunch. We were in 114+ last week. This week its much cooler, only 106 :)

    Comment by Suganya — July 11, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

  6. I didn’t scroll the page first…. so I am reading the title as cherry yogurt and seeing the pic of pasta and wondering whats wrong with me!!! :P

    Comment by Coffee — July 11, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

  7. Wonderful pics Indira! That yougurt really drags me to your home ;) I would recommend Mathy Kandasamy’s Ganji flavored with coconut milk along with coconut thuvayal to be the best food during hot summer days. I almost had it everyday during this summer in Chennai.

    Comment by Nirmala — July 11, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

  8. Hi Indra,
    I am big fan! Cannot stop teling everybody how fantastic your blog is.
    I have a favor to ask of you. Would it be possible for you to post information on an upcoming bone marrow donor registraion drive in Bedford, MA.
    We are trying to get more South Asians to register to improve our chances of finding a match. In particular, we are trying to help 28 year old Vinay Chakravarthy who is battling leukemia and is in need of a marrow transplant.
    The drive is on July 14, Saturday from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM at 12 Mudge Way in Bedford, MA.There are also other drives around the country and more information can be found on www.helpvinay.org.

    Thank so much for your consideration.
    Deepa

    Comment by Deepa — July 12, 2007 @ 7:04 am

  9. That cherry yogurt is to die for and the Indian-inspired ratatouille, nice!

    Comment by Cynthia — July 12, 2007 @ 7:26 am

  10. I love your blog! You’ve got me using curry leaves, and the cherries with yogurt is something I’m going to try. And I’ve tagged you!

    Comment by Madam Chow — July 12, 2007 @ 8:04 am

  11. Indira, the cherry yogurt is beautiful; I can almost taste it all the way on the other coast from that photo! :) I am missing my trip for Michigan cherries this July, made me happy to see yours.

    Comment by Linda — July 12, 2007 @ 11:50 am

  12. Indira, yogurt looks yummy. Beautiful presentation.

    Comment by seema — July 12, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

  13. Indira,
    Great blog here. I’m inspired to try out a few of your recipes. But before that, can you tell me what kind of food processor you use? I’m considering getting a Kitchenaid or Cuisinart food processor - do you have any recommendations or suggestions on what works best for traditional Andhra recipes? I’m really craving some vadas and chutney right now! ;-)

    Comment by visakha — July 12, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

  14. Hi Indira,

    I have been a fan of your blog for almost over a year now! Thank you for sharing your valuable treasures.

    I could not find the link to your Indian Foodblog list where I could also do a custom google search.This was very helpful since I could just enter a word and it would search all the Indian food blogs.

    Thanks,
    Pallavi

    Comment by Pallavi — July 12, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

  15. Awesome! i love the cherry yogurt!

    Comment by musical — July 12, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

  16. Hi Archana: We went to see the Ballards locks last week. I remember the Wallingford market name. We cross it to go to Ballards, right?
    The cherries here are really the best. So plump, fresh and wax-free.:)

    Jyothi and Aruna: You are most welcome and thanks.

    Hi Chandrika: Welcome back. You were missed! Hope you had a wonderful time in India.
    Also glad to read that you tried and liked the peanut chutney recipe.

    Suganya: 114, 106? My God, that is hot. Summer is here, isn’t it? Looks like the entire US is under the heatwave.

    Coffee: :) .
    The weird photo placement was the effect of heat and no a/c at home. :) It made sense to me somehow.:)

    Nirmala: You are always most welcome to our home.
    Thanks to your suggestion, I prepared gangi with rosematta rice for our meal today. Liked it a lot. Thanks Nirmala.

    Hi Deepa: I’d like to help and I have a suggestion.
    Please prepare an ad in 150 x180 pixel size in Jpeg, like “provide the Seeds to Sow” ad and mail me. I will publish the ad on the sidebar of Mahanandi.

    Thanks Cynthia.

    Congratulations on the curry leaves usage, Madam Chow.
    About the meme- thanks for tagging me. I made a promise in the beginning to respond to memes related to food topics only.
    My apologies. I hope for your understanding.

    Hi Linda: Hope you are enjoying the bing cherries of Washington state.:)

    Thanks Seema.

    Hi Visakha: I use a Cuisinart food processor model no: dlc-5. It works great.
    About my recommendation - I definitely recommend our own Sumeet or preeti 3 jar style mixers. They cost almost the same and works better than the food processor for our type of recipes.
    My food processor purchase was a rookie mistake.:) I didn’t know any better at that time.

    Hi Pallavi:
    Food blog list and search engine - click here. They are on the left sidebar.
    Hope that helps.

    Musical: Great to see a fellow fan of cherry yogurt.:)

    Comment by Indira — July 12, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

  17. Indira,

    Cherry yogurt is a great idea, seems very refreshing and simple. One satisfying meal you have going here

    Comment by Sreelu — July 17, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

  18. Hello Indiraji.. Awesome cherried yogurt. I have some fresh yogurt at home.. will get some cherries and try it soon enough. Thanks for all the other mouth watering and wonderful recipes too.

    Comment by Meena — July 24, 2007 @ 11:07 am

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