Showing posts with label drink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drink. Show all posts

2 Sep 2016

MINTY MASALA CHHAS

Hello everyone 

Now a days weather is so hot and humid that we need some super cool drink to quench our thirst . But generally people try to grab some cold drink which is never being a right choice for their health. 
So I thought why not to share some thing thirst quenching as well healthy too. Today I am having a cool refreshing drink recipe with freshness of mint and cooling effect of yogurt. This is not only healthy but quick too. You can prepare it in just five minutes or less and please everyone in a healthy way.
Chaas is a well known drink to everyone and nearly prepared in every household in slight different way.
I just added little more refreshing flavour to our regular drink to make it more appealing and satisfying.

Recipe is given below. Do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.

MINTY MASALA CHAAS




Serves: 3-4
Time: 5 mins

Ingredients 

1 1/2 cup thick fresh yogurt ( curd)
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
Handful fresh mint leaves
1/4 tsp black salt
1/4 +tsp chaat masala( as per taste)
1/2 tsp sugar ( optional)
Salt to taste
Water as needed

Method:

Add 1/4 - 1/2 cup yogurt and rest of ingredients except water in a blender and blend till mint leaves are nicely crushed and incorporated with yogurt.

** Never add all the yogurt at a time otherwise it will turn watery in few pulses and your mint will remain as it is, in big leafy chunks.

Now add rest of yogurt and desired water as per your choice of thickness consistency. And blend again. Adjust salt and other ingredients as per your taste and pour in individual glasses , garnish with mint leaves and serve.



You can also chill before serving for more flavourful drink.


This is so easy drink you can prepare in minutes even when you have unexpected guests at home.


This can also be served as post heavy lunch/ dinner drink as it is best digestive drink you can have ever. 


Hope you all will love to try this easiest drink at home and will not forget me ,to tell  how's it turned out.
Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

23 Jun 2016

OATS AND DRYFRUITS SMOOTHIE

Hello everyone

Due to summer, everyone wants to have something chilling to refresh their senses in this scorching heat. What if it is healthy too along with chilling and yummy. Today I am having a very easy but nutritious and healthy smoothie recipe for smoothie lovers. It is full of nutrients from dryfruits and dates and fiber from oats. It is not only soothing but also filling too. You can serve it either in breakfast time or as after school evening refreshment. It will provide necessary energy to go long way during day time and satisfy your little hunger during evening. For people observing Ramadan fast, it is quick and full of energy, suhoor or iftaar drink. You can try this without hesitation, only if you have any allergies to particular dryfruit, then avoid adding it.
Recipe is given below, do try and let me know your feedback😊

OATS AND DRYFRUITS SMOOTHIE 



Serves: 3-4
Time: 5 mins ( leaving soaking time)

Ingredients 

3 1/2 cup chilled milk ( toned or full fat, as per your like)
10-12 almonds
5-6 dates, deseeded
4-5 walnuts
15-20 raisins
1-2 tbsp oats ( use as per thickness of smoothie, you like)
1 medium size fruit ( Apple/ pear/ banana/ mango etc , any non citrus fruit) , peeled and chopped roughly ( optional)
1 tbsp sugar or honey( adjust as per your taste)
Sliced pistachio and rose petals to garnish


Method:

First of all soak all dryfruits and oats in 1/2 cup milk or water. Keep it in fridge overnight , if want to make smoothie early morning or soak for atleast 2-3 hrs on your countertop . 

Now put it in blender along with soaked water/milk. Add chopped fruits, sugar/honey and little milk , if needed. Churn to get nice smooth paste. 

Now add remaining milk to it and again churn till frothy, 1-2 mins. Pour in individual glasses and garnish with pistachio and rose petals. Serve chilled . 


This is so creamy and nutty healthy smoothie that no one can resist. Even your kids will too love to relish on it. 

* You can increase or decrease quantity of ingredients as per your taste preference.

* You can make it without fruit too.



*If you forgot to soak your dryfruits then not to worry at all. Blend it all together then let it rest for 5-10 minutes in jar itself and then churn again to get nice smooth creamy paste. Rest procedure is as given above.




**You can keep it in refrigerator for 1-2 days but not more than that. But try to consume same day .

**If you wish to use any citrus fruit like kiwi, orange , grapes etc then avoid using milk. Use water instead.



Do try this healthy cum delicious chilled drink and beat the heat , maintaining your health. Hope you all will like to try this delicious tempting drink recipe and do let me know how's it turned out for you. Your precious comments and suggestions, meant a lot.

Happy cooking....



9 Jun 2016

MANGO SHAKE

Hello everyone

Chilled drinks and smoothies are in demand now a days. It not only provide relief from this scorching heat but also soothes our senses. I make various varieties of smoothies and shakes but my lil fussy eater refuses every trial of mine. But this one is his favorite, so with welcome of summer I get this super yum King of fruits, mango to please my kid . During summer, it is followed just like ritual to prepare mango shake on daily basis, just not because it's super delicious and soothing but also because of my kids interest. At least he liked this, is a big victory of mine as a mom😁😁. Although this is not very extraordinary recipe even then I am sharing my way of preparing this super simple and super super delicious drink .
Recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to let me know your experience.

MANGO SHAKE




Serves: 4 
Time: 10 mins

Ingredients 

1 big size ripe mango ( preferably alphanso or badami), peeled and cut in chunks
3 1/2 glass milk( chilled)
2 tbsp sugar ( depend on sweetness of mango)
Some ice cubes to serve ( I skipped)
Some chopped dryfruits and rose petals ( for garnishing, I skipped as my kid dislike 🙄)

Method:

Put mango chunks, sugar and some milk or water in mixer and churn to make nice smooth puree. 


* Don't put all the ingredients together in mixer otherwise you will not get nice smooth and creamy shake. 


Now add all the milk and churn again for 1-2 minute, to get nice frothy and thick shake. 

Now pour in individual glasses , put some ice cubes and garnish with dryfruits and rose petals.
Serve chilled and see satisfaction on their faces. 




* If you don't want to use more milk then can use 50:50 water and milk or also only water. But then taste may differ.


* Adjust sugar as per your taste as I kept mild.



* Consume within few hours of preparation as due to little tartness in mango , milk may cuddle if kept for long.


* If planning to store for a day then add water instead of milk.



Prepare this super easy and tempting mango shake and please your kids and family members. Hope you will love to try this simple drink and do share your experience with me. Your valuable comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Happy cooking....