Chaitra Navratri 2017 Special

Orange and Basil Juice

 Orange and Basil Juice

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
  • 6 basil leaves, fresh
  • A drizzle of honey, optional
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Method

  1. Peal the oranges and place them in the blender along with the other ingredients.
  2. Blend for a few seconds and then strain into a glass. Garnish with a few basil leaves and serve.

 

Banana & Honey Smoothie

  Banana & Honey Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 400 ml yogurt, frozen
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • 10 ml water

Method

  1. Peel the bananas. Put yogurt and bananas in a blender
  2. Add 2 tsp of honey. Add 2 tsp of pumpkin seeds. Add a dash of water
  3. Give it a good whisk till smooth.
  4. Pour in a tall cold glass.
  5. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and honey.

 

Jaswant Sherbat

Jaswant Sherbat

Ingredients

  • 1 kg sugar
  • 3 litres water
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups hibiscus-broken petal

Method

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the water, not letting it come to a boil.
  2. When sugar is dissolved, increase the heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the milk and continue to cook till scum forms on the sides, which you should skim off.
  4. Add the lemon juice and continue to cook till one thread consistency is reached.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the flowers, and cover immediately.
  6. Leave it overnight.
  7. Strain and store in bottles.

 

Badaam ka Sharbat

 Badaam ka Sharbat

Ingredients

  • 120 gm almonds-soaked overnight and peeled
  • 8 green cardamoms -crushed, cooked in water and strained
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp kewda essence
  • 1/8 tsp potassium meta bi-sulphite(potassium salt of bisulfate anion)

Method

  1. Add a little water (enough to facilitate blending) to the almonds and blend to a fine paste.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve or muslin cloth and add some more water to the left-over almonds and blend and strain again.
  3. Make the liquid up-to 2 cups, by adding water if necessary.
  4. Add sugar to the strained almond liquid and dissolve over low heat.
  5. When it dissolves, increase the heat and bring to a boil and let the syrup cook.
  6. Keep skimming off the scum as it cooks.
  7. Cook till a drop of syrup pressed between two fingers, forms a thread (one-thread consistency).
  8. Add the cardamom extract and the kewda essence. Strain through a muslin cloth and cool.
  9. When cool, mix the potassium in a little of the syrup first and then add to the whole lot.
  10. Store in clean airtight bottles.

 

Aam Ras

 Aam Ras

Ingredients

  • 500 gm mango pulp
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp water
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 20 gm chaat masala powder
  • 5 gm crushed cumin

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients and add enough sugar and water to get the desired sweetness and consistency.
  2. Chill it and serve garnished with mint leaves.

 

Coconut Water With Lemon and Mint

Coconut Water With Lemon and Mint (My Yellow Table)

Ingredients

  • 1 coconut
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Lemon

Method

  1. Break a coconut & empty water in a jug.
  2. Scrape off coconut meat using a spoon,
  3. Chop it finely and add it to coconut water.
  4. Add mint, honey and lemon juice as well as lemon.
  5. Mix and stir well, serve.

 

 

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