Regulars to my blog will know how much fuss I have been making about the rising mercury here. I am glad to tell you all that you won’t have to read about it anymore. Light pre-monsoon showers have lowered the temperature making the heat bearable, though it has become a bit sultry. A glass of Chikoo shake in this weather is not only refreshing but filling too -forgot to mention cheap, since chikoos are quite easily available at cheaper rate. _________________________________________________________Chikoo Shake recipe makes: 2 glasses _____________________________________________________
Chilled Green tea infusion flavoured with Lemon, honey and some saffron is enough to rejuvenate you in these hot summer months! So dip your way to good health with this Iced Green tea.__________________________________________________________Iced Green Tea recipe Makes: 1 cup _____________________________________________________ Boil 1 cup water and pour it in a cup. Dip a Green tea bag (I use Tetley’s plain Green tea) in it for few seconds. Remove the tea bag immediately. Chill the green tea infusion to whatever temperature you like. Squeeze some lime juice and add to the tea, add some honey and 1-2 Saffron strands for flavour and…
What’s that Red wine??…………..that’s Beetroot Kanji! 🙂 I learnt this from my Punjabi colleague, who also taught me Makki di Roti – Sarsoon da saag. This tangy Beetroot kanji is quite popular in North India. Health, Nutrition, taste all in one Beetroot Kanji is this week’s Friday Cooler.
This week’s Natural summer cooler is Masala Taak. Unlike the cokes and colas these coolers are natural ,with no preservatives,no synthetic colours, no synthetic flavours..100% natural.I have no idea why some people still prefer carbonated drinks to our natural coolers and you will be surprised there are quite a few of them!Anyways, a glass of Taak flavoured with spices like ginger, coriander leaves, chillies, cumene and black salt, is all that it takes to refresh you in this scorching heat! So say no to colas and carbonated drinks and yes to Masala Taak.. J Cheers! _______________________________________________________________ Masala Taak recipe _______________________________________________
The mercury seems to be still on the rise here and the heat is becoming unbearable. A glass of Kairee Panha is like an ‘Oasis in the dessert’! 🙂 ___________________________________________________________________________ Kairee Panha recipe _______________________________________________ Pressure cook 2-3 raw mangoes. Cool, remove the skin and the seed if it is hard. Add about 1 cup sugar or jaggery (proportion to suit your taste) to the mango pulp. Use a blender or food processor to homogenize the pulp. Preserve this stock in the refrigerator and use it as and when required.