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Showing posts with label beverages. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beverages. Show all posts

Monday, 4 May 2015

Apple Cardamom Milkshake

Apple milkshake with a flavor of cardamom tastes yummy.

In most of the juice shops and in hotels they use just use frozen pasteurized milk packets to make milkshakes. Though using frozen pasteurized milk sounds safe, I prefer boiled milk. I generally boil the milk; once it attains room temperature will keep it in fridge to make it chilled for preparing any kind of Milkshakes.


Milk - 1 cup (Chilled)
Apple – 1 No.
Cardamom powder – 2 pinches
Sugar – as required.


  • Wash the apple, slice and de-skin it.
  • In a mixer add sliced apple, 2 tablespoon milk and blend it well.
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and remaining milk and pulse it (in mixer) so that it will get mixed well.
  • Serve it chilled in a glass.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Oats Spiced Buttermilk | Oats Neer More

I have seen people having oats porridge as breakfast to reduce or maintain weight. But what is the use if you drink oats with creamy milk and white sugar??? Doesn’t it add on to your calorie?
Well here is a low calorie light breakfast porridge for weight watchers…It will also serves as a refreshing for this summer too…It’s a fusion of our traditional Neer More and Oats.
Here I used low fat milk to get this homemade curd for making this buttermilk.

Curd - 1 cup

Oats - 2 tablespoon
Water - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon
Asafoedita - 2 pinch
Curry leaves - Optional
To grind:
Chilly - 1 no.
Ginger - a small piece
Jeera - 1/4 teaspoon

Heat a vessel with required water and add Oats and cook it until done.
Grind Chilly, Ginger and Jeera in a hand motor pestle and keep it aside.
Beat the curd with water and add the grinded spices and salt to it.
Add the cooked oats to this buttermilk and pulse it in mixer for 1 second.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves

 Tempering / Seasoning with mustard seeds and curry leaves are optional
If you are going to have this for breakfast, then add more oats and make it thick so, it will be filling.

Linking this recipe to Saturday Snapshot series#9 hosted at Merry Tummy and Siris Food.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Pomegranate Lemonade

Pomegranate Lemonade is a simple summer cooler. You can substitute lemon juice with Spirit or Limca too, but i prefer to add natural lemon.

Being pregnant daily i use to have pomegranate so, everyday i think to make something different with this fruit and i find this drink to be best for this summer season and it serves as a best thirst quencher.


Pomegranate – 1
Lemon Juice – ½ Lemon
Sugar – as required
water  - if required.


Extract Pomegranate juice using juicer.
If you are using mixer filter the seeds and extract juice alone.

Add required amount of sugar and water if required.

And squeeze the ½ lemon to it, mix well and serve it chilled.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Pomegranate Banana Milkshake

Summer on its way...Looking for some healthy Shakes for breakfast? Here it is ...It's a simple milkshake even your kids can make it easily. It's absolutely delicious and nutritious drink.

You can use any variety of banana, here i used red banana. Instead of milk you can add a scoop of  ice cream also.


Pomegranate - 1
Banana - 1
Cold Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - as required


De-skin Pomegranate and take the pearls separately then, slice banana.
In a blender add both the fruits, some sugar (if required) and add cold milk.
Blend it well and serve it chilled.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Neer More | Spiced Butter Milk

It's a South Indian style spiced butter milk. It's apt healthy summer special drink to keep the body cool.
Apart from this, it's has a special place during Tamil New Year and on Rama Navami, it's offered to God on both these festival day (as Neivedhyam).  As Rama Navami is approaching i planned to post this simple recipe in my blog.


Curd - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon
Asafoedita - 2 pinch

To grind:
Chilly - 1 no.
Ginger - a small piece
Jeera - 1/4 teaspoon

To Temper:
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry Leaves - Few


  • Grind Chilly, Ginger and Jeera in a hand motor pestle and keep it aside.
  • Chop the coriander leaves finely and keep it aside.

  • In a shallow vessel add curd, water and churn it using whisk or Mathu.
  • Add asafeodita and salt in the butter milk.
  • Heat a pan with oil and season mustard seeds and curry leaves.

  • Add the seasoned ingredient to the butter milk.
  • Add the grinded masala and coriander leaves.
  • Chill and serve it.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sukku Malli Kaapi

               Coffee with Dry Ginger and Coriander Seed

                 I can call it as Tamilnadu specialty...Before the introduction of coffee powder we use to make this healthy version of drink calling "Sukku Malli Kaapi"...
Specialty of this is adding Palm Jaggery, White sugar is not used in this Kaapi / Coffee. I often make this version.
I get Palm Jaggery from Tirunelveli whenever i visit there, just to enjoy its unique taste...


Dry Ginger - 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Palm Jaggery - As per your taste level
Water - 3 Cup.

Powder the Dry Ginger and Coriander seed.
Powder Palm Jaggery.
Bring 3 cup of water to boil and add the grinded Powder and Palm Jaggery.
Filter and have a hot flavorful healthy Coffee / Kaapi :).