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Showing posts with label No Cook Recipes. Show all posts

Red Chutney Recipe for Chat

This chutney can be used in all the chat items.

Red Chilly - 12 nos
Green Chilly - 1 no
Garlic Pods - 4 nos
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Salt to taste.

Grind all the ingredients together using very less water. Store in an airtight container. This can be used for about 2 weeks if refregirated.

Cardamom (Elaichi) Milk Shake - Recipe to remove tiredness

Milk - 3 cups (whole Milk)
Sugar - to taste
Almonds - 10 to 15 nos
Cashew Nuts - 8 nos
Ice cubes - 4 to 5 nos
Caradamom seeds - 1/2 tsp

Grind cashew nuts, Almond seeds and cardamom in a blender. When they are powdered, add the milk to the blender and mix thoroughly. Add the ice cubes to the blender and blend till the milk frosts. Add sugar and serve chilled.

If this is served in summer, heat the milk and add the powdered nuts to the milk and serve warm.

Great energy drink.

Recipe for Paanakam - Neivedhyam

Though we make this Paanakam for Srirama Navami or on Fridays, this is a great drink for summer. In south India this is given as an after food during Sumangali Prarthani along with Neer More and Sukku Vellam.

Lime juice 1 cup
Jaggery powdered well 3 cups
Dry ginger powder 2 tsp
Cardamom powder 2 tsp
Pepper powder 2 tsp (optional)

Heat jaggery with 2 cups of water to dissolve. Strain, boil to honey consistency. Add all powders, cool & add lime juice. Refrigerate. Dilute to required consistency, adding plain or ice water whenever required.

Add Pepper powder if and only if there is a slight cold and cough. Better to avoid it, if one need to relish and enjoy the taste of Panakam.

Home Made Badam milk mix recipe

CBadam Milk is one of the favourite drinks in our household. To make any occassion special, either Badam Kheer or as a dessert Badam milk is served. This is one recipe that I learnt from one of my friend's mom which can be stored in fridge and use whenever needed.

Almonds - 1 cup
Saffron - 1/2 gm(fresh)
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Badam essence - 1 tsp (optional)

How to make Badam Syrup:
Soak almonds in hot water and peel them. Add 2 tbsp of warm water to saffron. Grind both almonds and saffron to a very fine paste. Better to avoid water but if needed, a little water can be added. In a heavy bottom pan add sugar and add 1/2 cup of water to make sugar syrup. Add the paste when the syrup starts boiling. Keep stirring so as to no lumps are formed. (Essence can be added when the mixture starts boiling again).

Let it cool and refrigerate it.

How to make Badam Milk using Badam Syrup:
Add 2 tsps of syrup to warm milk. (Though no sugar is needed, if you have a sweet tooth 1/2 spoon of sugar can be added).

How to make Badam milk shake:
In a blender add Badam syrup, ice cubes and milk and whip once or twice. Pour in a glass and add Vannila or Butter Scotch Ice cream. Serve chilled with Wafer Biscuits

Recipe for a simple and easy home made Lemonade

Lemonade Syrup comes handy if it is there at home when guests come. It is also a refreshing drink and whenever one feels slightly dehydrated, this syrup can be added with a pinch of salt and luke warm water.

Fresh Lemon Juice - 2 cups
Grated Lemon Rind - 2 tbsp (option
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cup

How to make instant Lemonade Syrup:
Mix sugar and juice (and also the rind). Stir constantly until dissolved. Add water and cover tightly. Keep the mixture in an air tight container and keep it in fridge untill it is time for serving. (Can be prepared in the morning if the party is in the evening) 

How to make lemonade out of the instant lemonade syrup:
Add 1/2 cup of the lemonade syrup in a large glass. Add 1/2 cup of water and 2 or 3 ice cubes.

How to serve this lemonade in a party:
Place a thin rind of lemon on one side of glass. Place one or two mint leaves on the top of the glass. Add a decorative party straw. Add the ice cubes just before serving.

Rich and Royal Milkshake

A very rich easy to make milkshake. This gives instant strength and energy too.

Badam - 10 to 12 pieces (soaked and skin peeled)
Crushed Ice - 4 cubes
Pista - 8 to 10 pieces (unsalted)
Butter Scotch Ice cream - 3 scoops
Kesar - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom - 2 nos
Milk - 1 cup

Add milk, 2 cups of butter scotch icecream, badam, cardamom, pista and 4 cubes of ice. It is better to use a whipper rather than grinding it. Garnish it with pista pieces and Kesar strangs.

This makes 2 glasses of milkshake. While serving add the remaining 1 scoop of icecream, (half scoop in each glass) and serve chilled.

A healthy fruity breakfast

Bored of the regular breakfast, want to try something healthy and refreshing, try out the following which is definitely filling refreshing.

Banana - 2
Strawberries - 2
Papaya - 3 to 4 medium sized cubes
Pineapple - 2 medium sized cubes
Apple - 1 no (peeled and de-seeded)
Honey - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp (optional)
Ice cubes - 2 nos
Milk - 2 glasses

The above measurement will give almost 3 cups of fruit juice.

Blend all the ingredients except milk in high blending speed in a blender. Pour 1 glass of milk and run the blender in whip mode for 2 to 3 times. Transfer it to a vessel and add the remaining glass of milk and serve it for breakfast.

Neer More - Spiced Buttermilk

This is one recipe which I like very much. Though I keep making alterations (which I have given at the end of this post).

Yogurt - 2 cups
Water - 2 cups
Salt - To taste
Green Chillies - 2 nos
Ginger piece - 1 inch piece
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Hing - 1 pinch
Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Ice cubes - 2 to 4

Cut green chillies and ginger into small pieces. Beat the yogurt and add water, salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger pieces, hing.

Temper it with mustard seeds.

You can add 1/4 cup grated cucumber or grated carrot or both to the butter milk.
Decorate the glass with mint leaves before serving.

Easy Cold Coffee Recipe

This is one ingredient that became a great hit when I served it to my friends.

Full Cream milk - 2 glass
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Instant Coffee Powder - 2 tsp
Crushed Ice - 1 cup

In a blender, add all the ingredients and whisk it thoroughly. Serve in tall glass with pieces of choco chips on top.

Cucumber Carrot Salad

Carrot - 2 nos
Cucumber - 1 no
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Green Chilly - 1 (slit into half vertically)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup finely chopped

Grate carrots and cucumber. Sprinkle salt and black pepper powder. Toss well to get everything mixed together.

In a tempering ladle add oil and when hot add mustard seeds when it splutters add green chilly. Pour this on to the salad.

Add lemon juice.

This can be served with masala pappad too.

Yellow Milk (Milk with Turmeric Powder and Pepper)

Son was coughing a bit and he also had a bit of cold. As per doctor's advice gave him honey and warm water. Still, when giving him milk in the night, thought of giving him this yellow milk which is sure to reduce the cold. I christined this milk Yellow Milk because of the yellow colour the turmeric powder gives to it.

Milk - 1 cup
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Pepper -1/2 tsp (crushed)
Panam Kalkandu - (Palm sugar) - 1 tbsp

Method to make this Yellow Milk:
Boil milk and add pepper corns and turmeric powder when it is hot. Mix well till both dissolves. Add the panam kalkandu and when warm or when in drinkable temperature serve it.

I use this just as a home remedy, but I also consult a doctor especially when it comes to kids. 

Pomegranate Milk Shake

Pomegranate  - 1 no (big and ripe)
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Milk - 3/4th cups
Ice cubes - 2 nos

Method to make Pomegranate Milk Shake:
In a juicer, add all the ingredients together and grind well till it frosts.

Pour in a tall glass. Serve with a twig of mint leaf.

Recipe for a healthy salad

 Salads have become the latest fab for many. People love to eat salads as regular meals. Here is one healthy salad recipe that can be had along with rice or chappati or just as a snack during tea/coffee time.

Ground nut - 1/2 cup(fired or boiled fresh groundnut)
Sprouted Moong Dal - 1 cup
Onion  - 1 big finely chopped
1 big ripe tomato - Finely chopped (can also add 2 to 4 tbspns of Tomato Puree)
Green Chilly - 1 medium sized
Ginger - 1 inch piece (grated or finely chopped)
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
For seasoning:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves - a few
Coriander Leaves - a few (finely chopped)

        In a salad bowl, add groundnut, moongdal, onion, tomato (or puree), ginger, green chilly and the lysalt. In a frying pan add oil and add the mustard seeds and when it splutters add it to the groundnut mixture. Mix thoroughly. Add the lemon juice to it.
        This salad can also be decorated with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Recipe for Special Buttermilk

I have started having this buttermilk as the summer have started. It is a great drink for this time. I have started avoiding tea and coffee in the day. It is very refreshing too.

To powder:
Cumin - 1/4 cup
Methi Seeds - 2 tbspns

Fry Methi seeds and Cumin in a dry pan and this can be stored in a dry container.

Cut curry leaves, coriander leaves, one inch of ginger piece and mix with salt and keep it for 15 mins. In a glass, add 2 ladels of thick curd and add 3 cups of water and churn well (this will give 2 glasses of buttermilk). To this add one spoon of the powder, and one spoon of the cut leaves and ginger. If you like you can add half of small green chilly.

Let everything set for around 30 mins. If needed it can be refrigerated for 15 mins before drinking. But I prefer not to refrigerate it.

Lemonade Syrup Recipe

Sugar - 3 Cups
Boiling Water - 1 Cup
Lemon Juice - 3 Cups

Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Cool. Add lemon juice, mixing well to combine. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

To prepare lemonade for 1 serving, combine 1/4 to 1/3 cup syrup and 3/4 cups cold water in a glass, stirring well.

Fresh Lemonade Syrup Recipe

A great refreshing drink that helps in feeling fresh after coming back from hot sun. This can be made readily and kept in fridge.

2 cups fresh lemon juice
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Mix together juice and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the water, cover tightly and keep in the refrigerator.
To serve, put 1/2 cup syrup in a large glass with ice, then fill with water.

This syrup can be kept in fridge only for a few days so keep making it fresh.

Choclate Milk shake - Kid's favourite recipe

This is one milkshake that can be had either cold or hot. I dont make it with the coco powder that we get in the supermarkets, they give a bitter taste, instead I use a combination of choclate drink and Cadbury's Dairy Milk.

Milk - 2 glasses
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Boost - 4 tbsp
Dairy Milk Bar - (the Rs. 5 bar is enough for 2 glass)
Water - 1/4 cup
Ice cubes - 2

Warm the water add boost to it and mix well. Scrap the Dairy Milk into pieces and add that to the warm water. Take a hard bottom vessel and add the milk, sugar and the choclate mixture and keep stirring till everything blends together. Remove from flame, let it cool. Take half of it and blend in a blender till it frosts. Mix it with the remaining. If you want it hot, heat the remaining mixture before adding the forsted mixture to it.

If you are serving it cold, blend both together, add ice cubes and serve chilled.

Alternatively, you can add choclate ice cream while blending. But avoid Dairy Milk.

Carrot Kheer

A healthy and tasty drink. Make it plain or make it as a milkshake, kids will love for sure. Drink that people of all ages can have.

Carrot - 2 cups grated
Milk - 4 cups
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cups
Cardomom - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 24 nos.

Pressure cook carrots in one cup milk and one cup water. (Just one whistle is enough). Let it cool. Grind half of the cashew nuts with the cooked carrot to a fine paste. Bring the remaining 3 cups of milk to a boil. Add the ground paste to it and cook till the entire mixture forms a thick paste. Add sugar after reducing the flame. When the sugar dissolves remove from flame, add cardomom powder and cashew nuts roasted in ghee.

Serve chilled. (If you want it as a drink, add half cup of this kheer to half cup of milk before serving).

Tomato Juice - 2

Ingredients :
Tomatoes - Cut into small pieces 2 cups
Ice cubes - 6 to 8 pieces
Salt - 1 Pinch
Sugar - 2 Tbsp

In a mixer add all the ingredients and grind well. This can be given to kids as it have lots of vitamins in it.

Garnish the juice with coriander leaves and mint leaves. It can be blended along with the tomatoes too.Summer

Tomato Juice

Ripe red Tomatoes - 1 Kg
Sugar - 2 Cups

Soak the tomatoes in water. Immerse them till all the tomatoes soak. Boil it for 5 mins. Remove from fire and let it cools. Once cooled deskin the tomatoes and grind them finely. Or if there is a juicer extractor then it is much more easier. Add sugar and mix thoroughly till all the sugar dissolves. This can be stored in fridge and had for 2 days.