The first things that pops into my mind when it comes to holidays are laid-back mornings, no workouts…. but then our internal alarm pulls you out of your cozy bed.
Being summer holidays the whole routine goes hay-wire but fun. I was wondering how to make the holidays beneficial yet enjoyable for my son. Big task right!! We went on a holiday to Kerala, then my son went on an adventurous trip to Coorg, Robotics hobby classes, sleepover with friends and cousins, movies, farm trips, games……whoa!! One and half month passed in a jiffy. Rest of the weeks will pass quickly with the school preps which are really boring!!
As its summer its important to keep ourself hydrated. This buttermilk drink keeps your body cool and is also good for digestion. Usually it’s prepared by adding normal water but I substituted it with sparkling water which gives this drink a different taste and texture.
1 cup - yogurt or curd
1 cup - water
3 cups - chilled sparkling/soda water (or use just plain water)
1 tsp - cumin seeds
1 - chilli
1/2 inch - ginger
2 strand - coriander
2-3 - curry leaves
pinch - asafoetida
salt as per taste
1. add all the ingredients except sparkling water into the blender
2. strain (optional)
3. add sparking water and stir
4. adjust the salt
5. serve immediately
The photos were ready 3 weeks ago, now I got the time to do the write up and publish!!
After Deepavali am sure everyones talking about how many sweets they have eaten, how much weight gained and we have to start dieting and working out… Even i am saying the same 😉 So this juice will completely make justice to the discussion!
I am back home and still settling. Before moving I was a bit nervous but now, I am getting accustomed to the lifestyle here. Well, it’s not that hard with family and friends around but, I still miss Germany! I used to travel often, was involved in lot of activities and had lot of friends which kept me occupied there. Yet to start here.
I have a list of things to post but it will take time for me to compile meanwhile, I have this simple post on Fig and Honey milkshake.
I never liked fresh figs before. It looks so gross inside and I never felt like trying it:D. Only after knowing its health benefits, I started developing the taste for it. Figs are loaded with vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, sodium… So what are you waiting for? Get some figs and try this healthy milkshake.
DuRation: 5 minutes SeRves : one
2 - figs
250ml - milk
1tbsp - honey or as per your sweetness
4 - almonds soaked atleast for 4 hours or overnight (optional)
1. wash the figs and remove the skin
2. add all the ingredients into the blender
3. Blend till smooth
4. Serve immediately
Fresh figs don’t stay good for long, as I had quite a few I washed, peeled, sliced and stored in the freezer for later use.
Mango Basil Lassi is a summer drink made from Yogurt, Basil and Mango.
Mango Basil Smootie
This is a very quick post as I am a bit busy organising a fund raising event called “TASTE OF NATIONS” at my son’s school. It is a fun event where many countries come together showcasing their culture through food (from 16 countries), costumes and entertainment. I am also choreographing a bollywood dance in which my friends, their kids and I will be dancing. My son is performing in a Jazz band playing Saxophone. I am really looking forward for this event on 29th April.
Now coming to one of my favourite fruits, MANGO… We were lucky enough to go to India during mango season and also managed to get a few to Germany.
I was making Mango Lassi but was thinking of adding something different. My eyes fell on my over grown Basil plant on my kitchen window sill and thought of trying this combo. It’s a new taste, yumm and healthy!
DuRation: 10minutes SeRves: 2
2 - mangoes
1 1/2 cup - yogurt
1/2 cup - water
4 big - basil leaves
2 tbsp - sugar (or depending on your taste)
1 tbsp - chia seeds (optional)
1.Peel the mangoes
2.Chop roughly, removing the seed
3.Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend till smooth
4.Serve into the desired glass and enjoy
I hope you all try my different, simple and easy MANGO BASIL LASSI!
I also made Mango Kalakand which turned out really well.
Kids in German Christmas markets enjoy hot Kinder Punsch while elders sip in Glühwine.
There are different flavoured Punsch which are prepared with Grape juice, Orange juice, Apple juice or fruit tees heated with spices and fruits.
Apple punsch, which is easy to make can be made instead of cold drinks in parties held during winter.
Serves – 5
Duration – 20 minutes
1 litre - pure Apple juice
4 tbsp - honey
2 - star anise
4 - cloves
1 - cinnamon stick
2 - cardamon
1 - bio lemon, sliced
1 - chopped Apple
1. in a vessel pour apple juice and heat
2. when the juice gets warm stir in honey
3. then add star anise, cloves, crushed cardamon
4. heat the Juice (do not boil)
5. when it is about to boil add lemon slices and chopped apple
6. remove the juice from heat before it starts boiling
7. let it stand for 5 minutes
8. serve in a warm cup, drink immediately