Ever-favourite piping hot beverage, masala chai or masala tea
10/23/2018 9:24:30 AM vindhyadesai
What do I say about tea! Where do we start! It is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. And by far one of the most popular beverages in the world! In India, tea is absolutely popular, no prizes for guessing! Masala chai or masala tea is infact an emotion. So many conversations start with this magical potion and some people cannot function without this.
Masala chai or masala tea is not just about the tea leaves, it is about the celebration of tea itself. The best tea leaves/powder are boiled and mixed with fragrant spices mixed with hot milk. It simply takes tea to another level. It is a beautiful thing! ... “Masala Chai | Masala Tea | Beverage Recipes”
Perfect for a cold winter evening, laced with a mild orange flavour, white hot chocolate
10/10/2018 10:18:48 PM vindhyadesai
A hot cup of tea or coffee is always refreshing. Sometimes you can indulge a bit and choose something like hot chocolate. Today let’s take indulgence a little further and serve up white hot chocolate. White Hot chocolate is decadent and fancy!
White hot chocolate, as you have guessed, has white chocolate, what are the odds. Infact white chocolate is not chocolate at all, it is made of cocoa butter, a by-product of making regular dark/milk chocolate. Here I have used some cooking white chocolate (the kind that is used for baking). But any brand of white chocolate will do. ... “White Hot Chocolate | Orange White Hot Chocolate | Beverage Recipes”
Refreshing and cool, one for the summer, mixed grape juice
06/19/2018 4:07:02 PM vindhyadesai
A glass of fresh fruit juice is a saviour on hot summery days. Mixed grape juice and lemon juice are the most served juices in Indian households especially during big gatherings like weddings or other functions. It’s easy to prepare and the tangy taste helps to activate those taste buds! Moreover mixed grape juice also provides the necessary fibre and helps in digestion.
It is very easy to prepare this mixed grape juice, just find yourself a bunch of sweet grapes. I always prefer organic seedless grapes, it’s easy to clean and you don’t have to sieve the juice to get rid of the seeds. A small glass of this wonderful nectar will re-energize you quickly. ... “Mixed Grape Juice | Grape Juice | Juice Recipes”
Beautiful burgundy colour, tangy, bubbly and cooling, cherry lemonade
04/29/2018 7:52:21 PM vindhyadesai
With the soaring temperatures you feel like drinking a chilled juice or ice water. Lemonade always does come to the rescue, it’s easy to make and quenches your thirst in a jiffy. So why not try a variation of the regular lemonade and make a cherry lemonade.
A super chilled and bright coloured cherry lemonade will re-energize you. When I made eggless black forest cake I had some cherry syrup leftover. So I tried this cherry lemonade and I have made it a few times after that. Just boil few cherries with a little sugar and set it aside to chill. ... “Cherry Lemonade | Summer Recipes | Beverage Recipes”
Cool and refreshing, Ram Navami special homemade majjige or chaas
03/23/2018 10:01:59 PM vindhyadesai
A glass of majjige or chaas is what one needs in sweltering heat. It is like a lifeline to the parched throat. The coolness of watery majjige is very good for the gut and has a cooling effect on your body. Very simple to make, all it takes is a little set plain curd/yogurt and little salt. You can add chopped coriander and a little tadka for some extra flavour.
Majjige also aids in digestion and is made throughout India and called by different names. It is usually given as an after meal drink or served for festivals like Ram Navami. Curd/yogurt is beaten/churned till it turns even and then lot of water is added so it becomes watery. This is then chilled till it is served or you can serve majjige by adding ice cubes in them. ... “Majjige | Chaas Recipe | Summer Recipes”
Cool, refreshing, a must for Ram Navami celebration – bellada panaka
03/21/2018 9:50:23 PM vindhyadesai
Panaka is a refreshing drink made with fresh lemon juice and it is generally sweetened with sugar. But this authentic cooling beverage is made from jaggery to result in a very nice bellada panaka. Jaggery or bella is unrefined and is not processed as much as sugar and is better for you. Moreover it is rich in minerals making it a healthy drink.
Bellada panaka is a must for Ram Navami festival. Along with majjige these are served in big pitchers on the streets by enthusiastic people and it’s for a good cause. It definitely helps the people to recover from the heat and is a big colourful celebration! It is flavoured with elaichi and a little dry ginger powder, black pepper powder and is chilled before serving. The lemon juice rounds up all the flavours so well, a simply super drink! ... “Bellada Panaka | Gur Ki Sharbat | Juice Recipes”
Warming, aromatic homemade instant badam milk powder with fragrant kesar-elaichi
02/03/2017 9:59:17 PM vindhyadesai
A nice cup of warm milk always sounds soothing. If it is made from an instant powder it is very quick to make a glass! This homemade instant badam milk powder exactly serves that purpose.
This homemade instant badam milk powder is fragrant with spices like kesar-elaichi. This powder is also MTR style, the nice aromatic powder you get to buy in stores. This powder can be made and stored for several days. ... “Homemade Instant Badam Milk Powder | Instant Almond Milk | Beverage Recipes”
Aromatic with mild spices, piping hot spiced green tea
12/27/2016 12:01:16 PM vindhyadesai
Drinking green tea can seem to be a daunting task if you do not like the flavour. People add sugar to green tea which makes its health benefits moot. How about trying this spiced green tea a.k.a masala green tea.
Green tea spiked with aromatic mild spices. This gives a warming effect and your green tea will not be tasteless. Turn your boring old pot of green tea into something more exciting. ... “Spiced Green Tea | Masala Green Tea | How to make masala green tea?”
Piping hot, appetizing, refreshing drink, pudina dal shorba
12/13/2016 8:43:51 PM vindhyadesai
Shorbas’ are a great way to start a meal. Pudina dal shorba definitely has a place at the beginning of a grand feast. Shorbas’ have their roots in Persia and the Middle East.
These are piping hot soups served as an appetizer. As we know with soups, there can be many varieties. Shorbas’ are specialty soups from Asian cuisine. It is even served just on its own with some kind of bread to soak up the goodness. ... “Pudina Dal Shorba | Soup Recipes”
Soothing, warm, fragrant kesar haldi doodh, turmeric latte
10/07/2016 10:04:09 PM vindhyadesai
Turmeric latte is a craze in the West nowadays. It is our good old arishina haalu(turmeric milk) or haldi doodh. Caffeine based drinks are being replaced by this golden yellow coloured liquid goodness. To make it festive and classy I have also added strands of fragrant saffron(kesar) along with warming spices like pepper, cinnamon powder, dry ginger powder(saunth), elaichi and nutmeg. It can be consumed for fasting rituals or vrat. It is a very nice beverage to be consumed to maintain overall health as it has a lot of good warming spices. Enjoy this delightful beverage! Other milk based drinks/beverages. ... “Kesar Haldi Doodh | Arishina Haalu | Turmeric Latte | How to make turmeric latte?”