Indian Festival Recipes, Summer Coolers

NEER MOR

We always long for something cool and refreshing in the summers and what more better idea to beat the heat than simple and humble spiced buttermilk called Neer Mor. As Rama Navami falls tommorow, I thought of posting this today. It is a most traditional recipe made in most homes and is also made during Tamil New Year as well. The aroma of fresh curry leaves and asafoetida leaves a lasting taste for your taste buds long after you have had it. It is the most healthy drink which can be made in a few minutes time. There are a…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Summer Coolers

PANAGAM

Panagam is a jaggery based drink that can be made instantaneosly in no time. It is made on Ram Navami day which is celebrated on the holy occasion of the birth of LORD RAM.  It falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra Masa. It is also made during Tamil New Year also. This traditional recipe which has been made in our family for years now finds it’s way in my blog today. This is a divinely recipe since it is offered as Naivedhyam to the GOD. As you can see it is a most easy recipe to follow and…

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Lassi, Summer Coolers

SWEET LASSI

I am fond of Lassi very much and often prepare it at home rather than buying from the store. As all at home like lassi it is the a normal phenomenon to end our meal and finish it off with this drink.But I have never attempted to make sweet lassi. Ravi and Dhivya prefer the salt version and chaas varieties.On my recent visit to Delhi I had tadka chaas.It was a rich chaas full of tempered spices.I also tasted Sweet Lassi from Punjab Sweet Stall.It was totally out of the world, was light and not heavy and served chilled.A refreshing…

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Drinks, Summer Coolers

CUCUMBER LASSI

Lassi is an Indian yogurt drink with thick and creamy texture.It is best when served cold and you can play wildly your imagination with respect to flavourings that go with it.Lassis are good for health especially in hot months of summer.It is also called as Namkeen Kheera Lassi and is one of the refreshing and cooling drinks that i ever tasted.Cucumber of all sorts is available in plenty in the markets during summer and why don’t you make a good use of it besides using them for salads.So in a nutshell this is the most ideal bevarage or drink during…

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Drinks, Summer Coolers

PANEER SODA

Paneer Soda?Now what in the world is that?I can hear some of you asking.Paneer in Tamil is rose water and this drink is a one made of rose water and soda with ice cubes perfect for this summer.Many of you might have seen vendors in the streets selling in bottles a peculiar shaped bottle with a strange neck and a pebble in between.Pushing that open he would sell these and in this summer it would be selling as hot cakes.I have made a small attempt to a rose syrup at home as a preserve which can be stored for over…

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Drinks, Summer Coolers

MINT GINGER LEMONADE

I am back with yet another coolant drink,this time with mint,ginger and lemon.Living in summer asks for cooling down the body and what better way than to use up these wonder leaves called mint or pudina.It is known for its mouth and breath freshner properties as well.It is one of those herbs which is known to improve digestion and is an effective remedy for headache and nausea.Regular use of mint is beneficial for asthma patients and is a natural anti depressant as well. I have a few Summer Coolers Recipes in my blog.But this is the first one with a…

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Drinks, Milkshakes, Summer Coolers

GULKAND MILKSHAKE

Gulkand is a jam made out rose petals and sugar.Normally you could find this gulkand in the making of pan or betel leaves as a stuffing along with many things.I recently came across a milkshake made out of gulkand and was quite impressed the way it tasted in one the ice cream outlets here in Bangalore.The addition of vanilla ice cream makes it creamy and while blending it becomes frothy and thick.Did you know that gulkand finds a good place in Ayurveda and has been in use to improve digestion and appetite.My grandma used to say it acts as a…

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Drinks, Summer Coolers

ICED ORANGE TEA

Come summers,we all crave for juices and cool drinks and eat food that are cool and has lots of water content.It is becoming unusually hot here in Bangalore and the weatherman forecasts more heat.It is the first time I am experiencing this kind of hot weather here in the software capital of our country.I made lots of juices,milkshakes and smoothies this year to beat the heat and this tasty energetic tea with orange had been the best.It is an excellent cooler and revives your spirits almost immediately.Tea as we all know is a good anti-oxidant and reduces the risk of…

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Drinks, Mango Recipes, Summer Coolers

AAM PANNA

The summer is at it’s peak and the mangoes are in season.That has driven me to try this long pending to try on my list Aam Panna. Last week when i went to the market i purchased a few raw mangoes.We make pickles of various types with mangoes and eat the long cut pieces.Also there are a variety of gravies and of course as we all know,we make juices and shakes too. This is a North Indian cooler drink made with raw mangoes and is very popular there owing to it’s availability of varieties and numbers.I learnt that raw mangoes…

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Drinks, Smoothies, Summer Coolers

PAPAYA BANANA OAT MILK SMOOTHIE/SUMMER RECIPES

Papaya Banana Oat Milk Smoothie is a healthy and filling and tasty breakfast smoothie which is highly nutritious and filling.Whenever you happen to skip your usual breakfast,or don’t have time to make,try this delicious smoothie and iam sure you will like it.I already have one papaya smoothie in my blog.This one has oats included in it and that makes it more like a hearty and fulfilling drink to kick start your day.I was making a few smoothie recipes and found this recipe while browsing through the net.Simple yet a delightful smoothie which is pure health in a glass.See down below…

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Drinks, Juices, Summer Coolers

SWEET LIME JUICE/SUMMER DRINKS

Summer season is here and it feels refreshing to drink any fruit juice,be it any time of the day.I have prepared a few juices,milkshakes to combat the heat ad it is really nice to see colourful juices made fresh at home.Sweet lime juice is a simple,yet tasty juice known to have many health benefits.It is filled with Vitamin C and has iron and pottasium content.When you are having common cold,this sweet lime proves to be beneficial.It is also given to patients who are deydrated and also to infants.It can be consumed at time of the day by all with full…

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