Scorching heat of over 40°C is all here, and & a refreshing ice cold drink is all you desire for.
We’re going to come up with a lot of Mocktails this season, well it all started with over 30 ingredients laid down in the counter, and matching the ingredients, right from achar to charcoal. Just for you! 🙂
Not banda, but “Funda ye bindass hai!” Let’s check out the achari funda mocktail recipe, which has a zing of achar, tabasco sauce along with soothing mango juice!
Achar - ½ tsp [I used my granny's handmade sour mango pickle / khatta aam ka achar]
Tabasco Sauce - 1 drop
Lemon Juice - ½ tsp
Sugar Syrup - 20 ml.
Ginger Ale - to top
Ice - As Required
In a Cobbler Shaker / Cocktail Shaker add ice cubes as required.
Next up add - ½ tsp achar, 1 drop of tabasco sauce, ½ tsp lemon juice, 20ml sugar syrup. Cover the shaker & shake it up!
Fill up a tall glass with ice cubes, & strain the mocktail using the built in strainer in the shaker. Now, top the glass up with ginger ale. A small little umbrella & the Achari Funda is all ready for you to Beat the Heat!
Feel Free to use any pickle, spicy, sweet, sour.. your choice! If you don't have a shaker, you can also use one of those coffee shakes which comes with a pack of coffee or use a bottle - simply shake in a closed bottle. The ingredients can be customized as per your preferences.
Such a simple drink to shake up, right? All are going to be, so make sure you are tuned in 🙂 Oh yes, do try & let us know how did you like it 🙂
Festival of colors is all here, Wishing you a very Happy Holi! May god fill your life with all the colors!
Okay, Let me not go into the history of the festival.. In this Festival of Colors, why only play with colors? Let’s make a few colorful drinks which are easy to make and will keep you cool and refreshing!
Let’s start with the video recipe:
Now its time to go through each recipe in detail..
1. Kiwi Mojito
Mojitos are great.. But I like mine fruity! So here’s kiwi mojito with lots of kiwi! Feel free to make two servings of Mojito using the amount of mix we are making!
Time : 2-3 minutes
Servings : 2
Kiwi Fruit – 1 Chopped
Lemon Wedges : 2
Mint Leaves : a couple leaves
Sugar Syrup – as per strength
Sparkling Water / Club Soda – To top up the glasses
Ice Cubes – as required
In a mortar and pestle or a cocktail muddler, add in the chopped kiwi, lemon wedges and mint leaves. Muddle it well.
Transfer to a glass, add sugar syrup(about a tablespoon and half or so), and top the glass up with ice cubes. Pour in the sparkling water and serve! Enjoy!
2. Strawberry Sharbat
Sharbats are a good part of our Indian appetite, we have so many of them! Add this one to the list, Strawberry Sharbat with Sabja Seeds! Sweet, Energetic, Refreshing and loaded with Real Strawberries!
Sabja Seeds : 1/2 tsp [soaked in 1/3 cup water for 1 hr]
In a pan, add in the chopped berries, along with 1 1/2 Cups of water, 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar. Stirring regularly cook this till it is thick, syrupy and most of the berries are mashed. You can remove the white scum while it is cooking.
Test it by pouring a drop of two in a plate. Let it cool down, then kind of touch it with your index finger and stick your thumb to index finger and pull. Something like we test sugar syrup. It should have a small slight string forming.
Strain this and make sure to use a spatula and press down every bit and piece, only seeds should remain up. Also collect the mix from bottom of the strainer. Let the mixture cool down.
Take a glass, add a couple of tablespoons of the mixture, a little bit of crushed ice and then add water to fill the glass. Enjoy!
3. Black Grape Soda / Angoori Soda
Masala Soda is something we all enjoy, it is not only delicious but great for stomach as well.. Here’s a fruity punch to the soda.. My mom liked this one the most! 🙂
Time : 2-3 Minutes
Servings : 1
Black Grape Juice
Roasted Cumin Powder
Frozen Grapes or Ice Cubes
Fill a glass 1/3 way with the black grape juice, add 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp Sugar Syrup(or as per strength), 1/4 tsp cumin powder, 1/4 tsp black salt. Mix well.
Add frozen green grapes or ice cubes, and top the glass with Soda. Enjoy!
4. Orange Mocktail
Orange Juice, with a little black salt, lemon juice, sugar and sparkling water. Simple, and refreshing.
Fill a glass 1/3 way with Orange Juice, add a pinch of black salt, few drops lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar syrup.
Add some crushed ice, top the glass with sparkling water and Enjoy!
5. Mango Smoothie
Mangoes, who doesn’t love them? Here’s a super easy mango smoothie with some ice cream 🙂
Time – 2-3 Minutes
Servings – 2
Thick Yogurt – 1 Cup [Chilled]
Mango Puree – 1 Cup [Chilled, I used frozen puree, which i thawed]
Powdered Sugar – 2-3 Tbsp
Ice Cream – 1 Scoop
Saffron – a few
In a jug/blender add all the ingredients except saffron and whiz it up.
Serve in a glass, top with some saffron if you wish. Enjoy!
So what are you waiting for, Make these recipes and Enjoy Holi through food as well! Happy Holi, Play Safe, Use Organic Colors(or maybe just make these colorful recipes and serve your guests and celebrate a No-Pollution Environment Friendly Holi) 🙂
This Rangeela Falooda, Kulfi Falooda were to come very much early, but could not.. Sorry fellas, But here is my Rangeela Falooda Recipe 🙂 You can even make it even rangeela by making layers of colorful ice cream 🙂
In a mixing bowl, add the corn flour and sugar and slowly pour in the water. Add all the water little by little to the mix and mix it well.
In a pan, pour this mixture. Stir it regularly and cook till it turns thick and translucent.
Grease a sev maker with smallest hole sieve/attachment and add the cooked mixture into it. Next, take the ice cold water into a big bowl. Close the Bhujia Maker lid and start making the sev dropping them directly to the ice cold water.
After having made all the sev, transfer this bowl of sev with ice cold water into the fridge for 30 minutes and they will be ready to use for the Falooda. Keep in fridge after 30 mins if you wish to use later.
Store this sev upto two days in refrigerator..
Dessert or Drink? Umm.. You decide. Do try these and add to your lovely glass of Falooda! 🙂