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April 26, 2018

Hibiscus Lemonade Recipe / Sembaruthi Lemonade with Sabja Seeds

Feel that lemon juice is too boring and want to prepare something colorful?
Hibiscus lemonade is a great choice which was suggested by my friend Sushma. I used to have hibiscus based milk during my childhood. My father used to bring hibiscus flower and my mother used to create hibiscus milk (Recipe HERE) as alternative to branded milk drinks.

Recipe Cuisine : Indian | Recipe Category: Beverage
Preparation Time: 2 mins  | Cooking Time : 10 mins |  Serves: 6
Red Hibiscus Flower
2 cups
¼ - ½ cup
Lemon Juice
As Required ( 2 tsp for 1 cup)
Sabja Seeds
As Required ( 1 tsp for 1 cup)

1.  Separate the petals from the flower. [Don’t use the stem and pollen]
2. Add water in a bowl, bring to boil.
3. Add Sugar and wait still the sugar dissolves completely. Stir the mixture occasionally.
4. Add the hibiscus petals and mix them well. Close the lid of the pan and keep the flame in medium flame.
5. Allow it to boil for 3-4 mins. Allow it to cool down completely.
6. Strain the hibiscus sugar water using the strainer.
7. Store this hibiscus syrup in a clean air tight bottle and keep it in the refrigerator for later use.

How to make Hibiscus Lemonade?
8. Add 2-3 ice cubes, ¾ cup water and ¼ cup syrup in a glass.
9. Add 2-3 tsp of lemon juice with the above syrup mixture (from 8) and mix them well.
   Yummy and healthy Hibiscus Lemonade is ready to serve.
How to make Hibiscus Lemonade with Sabja Seeds?

10. Soak 1 tsp of sabja seed with ¼ cup of water for 15 mins.
11. Add this soaked sabja seeds with soaked water with the hisbiscus lemonade (from 9). Mix them well and serve.

1. Use 5 petals red hibiscus flower only.
2. Use brown sugar or palm jaggery instead of sugar.
3. Store this syrup in a refrigerator for 15 days.

April 21, 2018

Elachi Shrikhand Recipe | Summer Recipes

 Having a sudden guest to your house in this summer and don’t know what to serve instead of tea or coffee. Shrikhand is a great cool alternative which can be prepared in minutes. All you have to do is to have hung curd prepared in advance. You can keep giving this cool and healthy thirst squasher to your kids and family instead of chemical based cool drinks.

Recipe Cuisine : Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert
Preparation Time: 5 mins  |  Serves: 2-3
Thick Curd / Yogurt
2 cups
½ cup or required
Cardamom Powder
¼ tsp
To Serve:

Chopped Badam
1 tsp per serve

Hung Curd:
1. Take a wide bowl and keep juice strainer over the bowl.
2. Pour the curd over the strainer.
3. Close the strainer with plate.  
4. Now keep this bowl with the strainer in a refrigerator for 5-6 hrs or overnight.
5. Now you can get a thick cheese like curd.
How to make Shrikhand?
6. In a bowl, add thick curd (from 5), sugar and cardamom powder. Mix them well with whish or ladle.
7. Serve one scoop of this curd and top it with chopped nuts.

     Yummy and delicious dessert is ready to serve.

1. You can use any dry fruits for topping.
2. You can use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar.
3. Adjust the sugar level according to your taste.

April 19, 2018

Podi Idli Upma Recipe / Leftover Idli Upma

We make idli upma with leftover idlies. I added idli podi instead of chillies and then prepared the idli upma. The taste was really good and everyone loved it. An interesting variant you should definitely try.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 7 mins | Serves: 1

Leftover Idli
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds
¼ tsp
Urad Dal
½ tsp
Channa dal / Kadalai Paruppu
1 tsp
Curry Leaves
½ spring
Finely Chopped Onion
2 tbsp
Idli Podi (Recipe HERE)
2 tbsp

1. Take 1 cup of lukewarm water in a wide bowl.
2. Add one idli at a time in the water (from 1) and immerse the idli completely; immediately take it out from the water with the help of ladle. Keep it aside. Do this step for all the idlies.
3. Squeeze the water from the idlies and smash them with your fingers. The idli will become soft powder.
4. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
5. Add urad dal and fry for few seconds.
6. Add channa dal and fry for few seconds.
7. Add curry leaves fry till they become crisp.
8. Add chopped onion and fry till they become translucent.
9. Add idli podi and fry for few seconds.
10. Add the powdered idli (from 3) and mix them gently and close the lid of the pan and cook for2-3 mins.
     Wow yummy and tasty Podi Idli Upma is ready to serve with coconut chutney.

1. Use of onion is optional.
2. Use any type of idli podi.
3. Use ghee instead of oil.
4. No need to add salt. Already the idli and podi also contains enough salt.

April 18, 2018

Aam Panna Recipe / Raw Mango Juice

Juice from Raw Mango ? What to drink to quench our thrust in this hot summer?
This recipe is to prepare Raw Mango Juice concentrate which can be used to create sweet and tasty natural mango juice in seconds. You can also store it for weeks. You have to taste it once to experience the goodness.

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Recipe Cuisine : Indian | Recipe Category: Beverages
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Serves: 5
Raw Mango
½ - ¾ cup
Cumin Powder
½ tsp
Pepper Powder
¼ tsp
¼ tsp
As required
Ice Cubes
As required

1. Wash and cut the raw mangoes into 4 pieces vertically.
2. Remove the seed from it.
3. Pressure cook them with ½ cup of water for 3-4 whistles in medium flame. Allow it to cool down completely.
4. After pressure has gone, transfer the cooked mangoes with its pulp into wide bowl.
5. Remove the pulp from the skin of the mangoes using the ladle or spoon. Discard the skin. Collect the pulps from it. Use little water to remove the pulp from the skin and vessel.
6. Add sugar, cumin powder, pepper powder and salt with this pulp.
7. Grind them into a fine paste using the mixie jar.
8.  Transfer the pulp into air tight container and refrigerate for a week.
How to serve?
9. Add few ice cubes in a glass, then add 2-3 tbsp of the amm pulp and required water. Mix them well and serve it immediately.

      Yummy and tangy Aam Panna / Raw Mango Juice is ready to sip!

1. I have used chaat masala powder instead of cumin and pepper powder.

April 17, 2018

Thai Iced Coffee Recipe | Recipes Around the World

Coffee for us is always hot degree coffee. Eventhough cold coffee is very famous in Restaurants, for some reason we don’t try it cold. Thai Iced Coffee is easy to make recipe and the taste is more like Madurai Jigirthanda. I strongly insist not to miss this in this summer.  

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Recipe Cuisine : International / Thailand | Recipe Category: Beverages
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Yields: 3 cups
Coffee Syrup (Decoction)
½ cup
Condensed Milk (Recipe HERE)
¼ cup
¼ cup
Ice Cubes
As required
Fresh Cream
¼ cup

1. In a bowl, add ¼ cup of coffee syrup, condensed milk and milk. Mix them well with ladle.
2. Bring them to boil. Immediately switch off the flame. Allow it to cool down completely. Then refrigerate it for 2 hours.
3. Keep the remaining coffee decoction in a refrigerator for 2 hours.
4.  Add few ice cubes in a tall glass. Then add 1 tbsp of coffee syrup (from 3) and ½ cup of the coffee mixture (from 2). Finally add 2 tbsp of fresh cream on the top. Don’t mix them. Serve as it is.
      Wow yummy and delicious Thai Iced Coffee is ready to sip.

1. I have used Amul fresh cream for this recipe.

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