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May 9, 2016

Mango Lassi Recipe - Easy Mango Recipes

Mango lassi recipe
I am trying varieties of Mango recipes in my kitchen in this mango season.Recently my friend Shalini gave me a big tin of mango pulp and few mangoes.I tried Ripe mango pickle, Mango Kesari, Mango lassi and mango kulfi with it. I am yet to post Mango kulfi and ripe mango pickle. Lassi is my family favorite recipe. We love to have lassi in different flavors. So I tried Mango lassi at home for Sendhil & Raksha. Its so easy to make and it came out creamy, thick with the yummy flavor of mango.Both loved it very much. For vegan version, you can replace curd & milk with almond milk. Lets see how to make easy, Indian style sweet mango lassi using mango pulp.
Mango lassi

Mango Lassi Recipe


Mango Lassi Recipe How to make creamy mango lassi at home
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dessert
Serves: Serves 1-2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Ripe mango - 1/2 no Or Mango pulp - 1/2 cup
  • Boiled & cooled milk - 1/4 cup
  • Thick,fresh curd - 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1-2 tbsp (Adjust based on the sweetness of mango)
  • Cardamom powder or vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped nuts & mint leaves - to garnish
METHOD

  • Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop into cubes and grind them in a mixie jar adding a tbsp of water. Measure 1/2 cup of pulp from it.
mango lassi
  • Take the measured mango pulp in a big mixie jar. To this, add sugar, milk, curd, vanilla essence or cardamom powder.Milk should be at room temperature. Grind everything to a thick,creamy paste. Add more milk or curd to adjust its consistency as you wish.
mango lassi
Transfer it to a tall glass and serve immediately with chopped nuts and fresh mint leaf on top. Enjoy !
mango lassi

Note
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your taste.
  • You can use readymade store bought mango pulp too. But taste it before you use to check its sweetness. If the pulp is too sour, do not use it for making lassi.
  • Make sure you do not use hot milk. Lassi will look curdled.
  • You can use either cardamom powder or vanilla essence for flavor OR you can avoid both.

Enjoy this creamy, yummy mango lassi at home !! It tastes D-licious !!
mango lassi

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April 12, 2016

Masala Coke (Pepsi) – Masala Soda Recipe

Masala coke
Masala coke is a very popular Indian Cold drink in Juice shops of Bangalore and Mumbai.I have tasted masala coke in a small juice shop in Gandhi bazaar. You can find varieties like masala Pepsi, masala Sprite, masala Thumbs up, lemon soda,Lemon cola, lemon ginger soda, paneer soda etc in the menu. The recipe of masala coke is very simple & that is made with easily available ingredients.It can be quickly prepared in minutes by adding a lavish sprinkle of masala powders to Coke or Pepsi. When I saw the juice shop guy making it, I got tempted to try it at home. So I bought a can of diet coke & coco cola and tried it for myself and Sendhil. We enjoyed it thoroughly. It tastes more like jal jeera with the fizz of coke. If you are concerned about drinking Coke or Pepsi, you can make the same with soda water and enjoy it as masala soda.Make and Serve during parties and get together during this vacation.I am sure everyone will enjoy this drink. Lets see how to make masala coke at home.
Check out my other Summer Drinks Recipes too !

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February 20, 2016

Orange Mocktail Recipe – Orange Lemon Juice Recipe

Orange mocktail
Orange mocktail / Orange lemon juice recipe is a simple and yummy summer drinks recipe. I make juices & milk shakes with fruits very rarely as we love to eat whole fruits. Recently I had this Orange mocktail in a juice corner. Raksha & myself loved it a lot. She told me to pack it for her school morning break time. So I browsed for mocktail recipes without alcohol and found it from Sharmi’s blog. The combination of Orange juice and lemon juice was perfect. Raksha gave a big thumbs up after drinking it and she told me to make it very often too. I usually make Eggless Orange cake during this fruit season.I am happy that I got yet another interesting recipe using orange fruit. Lets see how to make this non–alcoholic cocktail recipe - Orange Mocktail at home easily.

Orange lemon juice recipe

Orange Mocktail recipe


Orange Mocktail recipe Easy orange mocktail recipe - Non-alcoholic version.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Drinks
Serves: Serves 1
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 7 Minutes
INGREDIENTS

  • Orange - 2 nos
  • Lemon - 1/2 - 1 no ( adjust)
  • Sugar - 2-3 tbsp
  • Water - as needed
  • Soda water - optional
METHOD

  • Extract the juice from Oranges.Add lemon juice and mix well.Strain the juice and add required sugar and water.Mix well and check for taste.Add more sugar or water if needed. Serve immediately.
how to make orange mocktail without alcohol
Enjoy !

Enjoy this easy,delicious healthy mocktail at home !

mocktail with orange and lemon
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February 14, 2016

Cold Coffee Recipe – How To Make Cold Coffee Without Icecream

Cold coffee
Basically i love to experiment different types of coffee at home. Long back I had tried and shared homemade Espresso coffee without machine. After that I tried to make Cappuccino at home but it was not upto the mark. My recent crush is to try Cold Coffee at home. I have not tasted cold coffee in Cafe Coffee Day(CCD). But I have heard a lot from my friends.So I got tempted to give a try on my own & thought Valentine’s day would be a good choice because Sendhil likes to have cold coffee more than our South Indian filter coffee. This morning I made it for the first time following this recipe. I have never thought its so easy to make at home. Its just a mix and blend of instant coffee powder,cocoa powder,milk and ice cubes. With a mild bitterness, it was awesome.Being a coffee lover,i enjoyed every sip thoroughly. I tried to decorate the glass with hershey choco syrup.But it wasn't perfect :( Cold coffee can be made with & without ice cream. Today I made it without icecream and used Bru instant coffee powder. But I read using Nescafe and ice cream makes it tastier,creamy and rich like Cafe Coffee Day. So try to use them if you have in hand.Soon i must try Frappe,mocha and other variants of coffee. Ok,now lets see how to make cold coffee recipe at home.Try it for your loved ones on this Valentine’s day. Enjoy one coffee with two straw.
how to make cold coffee at home

Cold coffee recipe without ice cream


Cold coffee recipe without ice cream How to make cold coffee without ice cream at home
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Beverages
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Instant coffee powder - 2 tbsp ( I used Bru, Nescafe would be better)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Water – 3 tbsp
  • Sugar - 3-4 tbsp
  • Boiled milk - 2 cups ( use full fat milk for best taste)
  • Ice cream - 1 scoop ( optional, Vanilla or chocolate)
  • Ice cubes - few ( I used 3 nos)
METHOD

  • Heat 3 tbsp of water in a pan and mix coffee powder,cocoa powder along with sugar.Boil the mixture in slow flame till sugar dissolves completely.Keep stirring.Mixture will becomes a thick solution. Switch off the flame and let it cool.
cold coffee recipe
  • Take a big mixie jar and add 2 cups of milk ( Preferrably boiled milk at room temperature or chilled), 3 tbsp of coffee solution,ice cubes and blend well for few seconds till the coffee becomes frothy.( Store the remaining coffee solution in a refrigerator and use it the next day itself) Check for taste and add more coffee solution,sugar as per your taste.
cold coffee recipe
  • Transfer it to a glass along with froth and serve it with a scoop of icecream on top.If you are not using ice cream,just decorate it with a sprinkle of coffee powder or cocoa powder.You can also add colorful sprinklers or even choco chips.
cold coffee recipe
Enjoy !

Note
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  • Add more cocoa powder if you like chocolate flavor in your coffee.
  • Full fat milk gives more creamy,frothy coffee. But I used low fat milk here.
  • Store the remaining coffee solution in refrigerator and use it the next day. Do not keep it for long.
Enjoy this cold coffee with your loved ones and have a lovely day !
Cold coffee recipe
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December 24, 2015

Pina Colada–Virgin Pina Colada Recipe

Pina colada recipe
Pina Colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum,coconut cream/coconut milk and pineapple juice.It is a spanish term and is considered as the national drink of Puerto Rico.Pina colada can be prepared with alcohol and without alcohol.Today i have shared a non-alcoholic Pina Colada recipe with coconut milk which is popularly known as “Virgin Pina Colada”.I have heard about this drink but was waiting for a chance to taste in a restaurant.Recently I had this drink in cable car,Jayanagar.It was so rich,creamy and lip smacking !! We loved it a lot.Actually Pina colada is a summer drinks recipe but i wanted to try and blog it now by keeping Christmas & New year celebrations in my mind.Its an apt dessert that can be served in parties.I used readymade coconut milk powder to make it quickly.You can replace it with homemade thick coconut milk or coconut cream.It tastes even more rich.Lets see how to make this easy,yummy cocktail recipe - Virgin Pina ColadaHappy
Pina colada recipe

Virgin Pina Colada Recipe


Virgin Pina Colada Recipe How to make pina colada recipe without alcohol
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cocktail
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 200 ml
  • Pineapple pieces - 3/4 cup
  • Thick coconut milk – 1.5 cups
  • Sugar - 3-4 tbsp
  • Ice cubes - 3-4 ( adjust)
METHOD

  • Take the washed, cleaned pineapple and chop into pieces.Take them in a blender/mixer.Add sugar and thick coconut milk( I mixed 5-6 tbsp of readymade coconut milk powder in 1 cup of warm water to make thick coconut milk).
Pina colada recipe
Pina colada recipe
  • Grind it to a smooth paste. Add crushed ice cubes and grind again.Transfer it to a serving glass and serve immediately.Enjoy !
Virgin pina colada recipe


Note
  • You can replace coconut milk by thick coconut cream.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  • If using fresh coconut,use 1/2 of big sized coconut to make thick coconut milk.
Easy,yummy Pina colada – Enjoy this cocktail at home !!
Virgin pina colada recipe
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June 6, 2015

Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe - Inji Elakkai Tea

Ginger cardamom tea
Ginger Cardamom tea / Inji elachi tea must be the favorite tea of many. The day of Indians never complete without a chai. Be it morning or evening, drinking a tea/chai makes us refreshing and energetic.Not just that, drinking tea has many health benefits too. In my family, my dad and FIL loves to have tea both in morning and evening. My mom always makes tea with cardamom. Whereas my MIL adds ginger with cardamom ( Inji, elakkai tea) to improve digestion. By watching my mom and MIL, I learnt how to make a good, flavorful tea.I love to attempt varieties of tea and shared Masala chai, Assam tea and ginger tea recipes already. In this post, I have shared a basic tea recipe adding ginger and cardamom for beginners. Hope it would be useful. Ok, Lets see how to make inji, elaichi tea now.
Ginger cardamom tea recipe

Indian Tea Recipe-Ginger Cardamom tea


Indian Tea Recipe-Ginger Cardamom tea How to make ginger,cardamom tea at home
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cooking Basics
Serves: Serves 1
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240 ml
  • Boiled Milk - 3/4 cup ( Thick milk)
  • Water - 2-4 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1.25-1.5 tsp
  • Tea powder - 1 tsp ( I use 3 roses brand)
  • Ginger - 2 inch piece
  • Cardamom - 1 no
METHOD
  • Wash and peel the skin of ginger. Crush it along with cardamom using a mortar & pestle.Keep aside.
Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe

  • Take the boiled milk in a milk pan or bowl.Add little water. If you use thick full cream milk add 1/4 cup of water for 3/4 cup of milk. If using thin milk, add just 2 tbsp of water.
  • To this add sugar and tea powder. Add the crushed ginger & cardamom seed. Keep the flame medium and boil the tea for 2 minutes.The essence of ginger and cardamom would be absorbed well.
Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe

  • Remove the pan and strain the tea using a tea strainer or cloth filter. Serve in a glass or cup.Enjoy !
Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe

Note

  • Add more sugar based on your taste. My mom always adds less sugar because the sugar should not supress the taste and flavor of tea.
  • You can make this tea by adding ginger or cardamom alone.
  • Tea tastes good only if water is added to the milk. So a tea should not be thick.
  • If you want strong and nice colored tea, add more tea powder and allow it to boil for more time.

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May 29, 2015

Jigarthanda Recipe-Madurai Jil Jil Jigarthanda Cool Drink

Jigarthanda recipe
Jil Jil Jigarthanda recipe – I still couldn’t believe I made this world famous Madurai special cool drink at home and that too from scratch. Jigarthanda is an yummy super cool drink packed with all the benefits of badam pisin,Nannari sarbath and milk.The term Jigarthanda refers to “a drink that cools the heart”.It is very popular among Muslim settlers in South India.I tasted this drink very recently once in Tirunelveli and twice in Salem at Madurai Vilakuthoon Hanifa’s Jigarthanda outlets.I made an instaclick and shared a picture of it in Instagram too. Last year when my fellow bloggers shared Jigarthanda recipe,I got tempted to try it at home. But I was not sure about the actual ingredients used in it.After tasting it once,I was able to guess the recipe and started browsing for the same.Few weeks back I got a request from a reader to try n share this recipe in my blog.So I decided to give this a shot and found this recipe from sharmi’s blog & this video very helpful to make the authentic Madurai Jigarthanda. So I followed them & made Jigarthanda from scratch except Nannari sarbath/Sarsaparilla syrup and Kadal paasi. Original Jigarthanda recipe may use Kadal paasi or badam pisin. But I used badam pisin as suggested in the recipe. First I bought badam pisin/almond gum(Almond resin in English) and Nannari sarbath from Salem Nattu Marundhu kadai. Then I collected all the other ingredients and made it in my own pace. It took nearly 1.5 days for me to make Bhai ice cream, for soaking Badam pisin and to make reduced milk. So I have suggested an easy method of making Bhai ice cream using store bought vanilla ice cream.Hope it would work.One thing I should admit here.I was not able to bring the orange color in ice cream and reduced milk following the original recipe.But somehow I wanted to recreate the shop ones.According to me,the color of milk turns orange only when we add caramelized sugar.So I added little caramelized sugar in reduced milk and a pinch of orange food color in ice cream.I am not sure whether food color is added in the authentic recipe,but I became very happy & satisfied when my Jigarthanda looked and tasted very similar to the ones I had. What do u say friends, Isn’t it looking similar to the Madurai ones ??

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March 25, 2015

Aam Ka Panna Recipe-Raw Mango Drink-Summer Recipes

 aam panna recipe
Aam Panna @Aam ka panna is one of the most popular Summer drinks of North India.It is made using the pulp of cooked Raw mangoes(Kacha Mango) blended with jaggery or sugar along with some spices.It is considered to be the best,healthy beverage/drink to beat Indian summer heat.As green mangoes are rich in source of oxalic acid,Citric acid and malic acid,it is used to treat Gastro intestinal disorders.It is also a good source of Vitamin C,B1,B2.So it is used as a tonic to increase the resistance against tuberculosis,anaemia,Cholera and dysentry.I wanted to start my summer recipes with mangoes.To begin with,i tried this drink today for the first time after referring few recipes from various websites.I came across different versions using smoked raw mangoes and steamed raw mangoes.Some recipes are with sugar & some called for Jaggery.I followed a recipe based on my convenience & family likings.Whatever be the method,making aam panna is so easy and tastes great too.I felt its taste was too close to our South Indian Panagam recipe which we make for Rama Navami.Myself and Sendhil enjoyed a glass of it and we loved it a lot.You can prepare this juice in minutes if u have the panna concentrate ready in hand.Lets see how to prepare this flavorful,popular North Indian drink-Aam Ka Panna/Raw Mango juice recipe.
Check out my other Mango recipes here!
aam panna concentrate

Aam panna recipe


Aam panna recipe Aam panna recipe/Raw mango drink- Healthy North Indian beverage using raw mangoes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Drinks
Serves: 1.5 cups
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Raw mango - 2 nos (small round ones, I used one long variety)
  • Jaggery - 1 cup ( heaped) ( Pulp & jaggery ratio is 1:2)
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Black salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1/4 tsp
  • Mint leaves – few ( to garnish)
METHOD

  • Method – 1 : Wash and steam cook the mangoes in a pressure cooker or idli pot.Once its cooked,peel the skin and squeeze the pulp.Take in a plate and keep aside.( I got 1/2 cup of pulp)
Aam panna recipe
  • Method – 2 :Alternatively,u can burn the mangoes over direct flame till it turns like a charcoal.Cook in medium flame and turn it every now and then.Remove when the mango is cooked completely.Discard the burnt skin and take out the pulp.Keep it ready.U can follow this method if u want smoky flavor in the drink.I followed First method as we don’t like smoky flavor in our food.
  • After taking the pulp from the mangoes,measure it in a cup.Take grated jaggery that is twice the measure of mango pulp.In my case,i got 1/2 cup(heaped) of pulp.So i used 1 cup (heaped) of grated jaggery.
Aam panna recipe
  • In a mixie jar,take the pepper corns,roasted cumin powder,Black salt and cardamom seeds.Powder it nicely.To this powder,add jaggery and pulse it twice.
  • Lastly add the mango pulp and grind it well to make a smooth paste.No need to add water.Aam panna concentrate is ready. Remove the paste using a clean spoon and store in a bottle.
Aam panna recipe
  • To make this drink,take 2 tbsp of concentrate and mix in a cup of water(200ml).Check the taste and add more paste or water based on your taste.Enjoy adding few ice cubes and mint leaves.

Note

  • Follow method 1 or 2 based on ur liking.
  • The ratio of mango pulp and jaggery should be 1:2
  • You can also use sugar instead of jaggery.
  • Black salt gives a nice flavor to this drink.so don’t skip it.

aam ka panna

Enjoy this flavorful,refreshing drink and beat the heat !
aam ka panna recipe
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September 19, 2014

MASALA PAAL RECIPE/MASALA MILK


Masala paal recipe
Needless to say about Masala paal to Tamil people especially to Chennaites Happy.For others,Masala milk is nothing but spiced milk with full of aromatic spices enriched by adding nuts.It is very famous in Chennai and it is fondly called as “Madras masala paal”.Sendhil had told me so much about this drink.When he was doing his degree in Guindy college,he used to have this masala paal at midnight regularly in a small tea shop along with his friends and he is a big big fan of it.I had tasted this only once in Chennai Saravana bhavan but i completely forgot its taste.Yesterday when i saw this video by Revathi sankaran in youtube on how to make madras masala paal, i got tempted to try.I tried it with few modifications and it came out very well.We loved it to the core.Even Raksha wanted to have it regularly instead of her usual health drinkHappy.In the actual recipe,Chironji/Piyal seeds ( saara paruppu) was used.But i added melon seeds.U can add pistachios instead OR make it without nuts too.Do try it tonight,drink it hot and have a peaceful sleep !
Masala paal

Masala milk/Masala paal recipe


Masala milk/Masala paal recipe Madras masala paal - Milk spiced with masalas and enriched with nuts !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Drink
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Milk - 1/2 litre (full fat milk)
  • Sugar - 2.5 tbsp
  • Almond/Badam - 8-10 nos
  • Cloves - 2 no
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cardamom - 2 nos (crushed)
  • Jathikai powder- a pinch ( optional)
  • Pepper powder - 1 pinch
  • Saffron threads - few(adjust as per the color u need)
  • Chopped Nuts or Chironji seeds/Piyal(saara paruppu) – 2 tbsp ( I used melon seeds)
METHOD

  • Boil water and add badam.Let it roll boil well for a minute.Discard the hot water carefully and immediately put the badam in cold water/tap water. Skin will come out easily. Grind it adding required water to a smooth paste.
How to peel badam easily
  • Boil milk adding all the spices like cinnamon,cloves,elachi,saffron threads & jathikai powder.When it comes to boil,add sugar and the ground badam paste.Let it boil well in medium flame for 15-20 minutes till the quantity of milk reduces to half.Keep stirring every now and then to avoid charring.
masala paal picture 1
  • Lastly before switching off the flame,add a pinch of pepper powder & chopped nuts.In the actual recipe saara paruppu/Piyal seeds is used.But i used melon seeds.Mix well.Remove the spices before serving and Serve hot !
masala paal picture 2
Enjoy !


Note

  • Use full fat milk to get rich taste.
  • U can replace sugar with palm sugar crystals/Panag karkandu to make it healthy.
  • Adjust the quantity of saffron threads as per the color u need.
  • I used melon seeds instead of chironji.U can replace it with cashews and pista.

Enjoy this hot masala milk at night before going to bed & have a peaceful sleep Coffee

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