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Minty Cucumber Mocktail Recipe | Quick, Easy & Refreshing ~ Summer Drinks

Hey Foodies,

Summer is all here, and all we crave for in the scorching heat is a glass full of icy cold water or drink.

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Why not try some refreshing Minty Cucumber Mocktail?

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Cucumber & Mint are known to be refreshing on its own, so let’s shake up a drink to beat the heat 🙂

Video Recipe:

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Minty Cucumber Mocktail Recipe | Quick, Easy & Refreshing ~ Summer Drinks
 
Ingredients
  • Cucumber Juice - 2 oz.
  • Mint Leaves - 5-6
  • Blue Curacao - 10ml + ½ tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp.
  • Cucumber Shreds - to garnish
  • Soda - as needed
  • Ice Cubes - as required
Instructions
  1. In a shaker (or a glass), add the mint leaves, muddle it using a muddler or a wooden spoon.
  2. Pour in 10 ml of Curacao syrup and 2 oz. of cucumber juice and the honey.
  3. Add few ice cubes to the drink and shake it.
  4. Add the mocktail to a serving glass and top with up with some soda.
  5. Drizzle some curacao on top and garnish with cucumber shreds. Enjoy.

As simple as that, try it & enjoy 🙂

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Green Cooler Mocktail Recipe | Quick, Easy & Refreshing Indian Style Summer Drink

Hey Foodies,

As the summer heat is scorching up, I am here with a simple recipe of a cooling summer drink to freshen up and beat the heat!

Without any further ado, here comes our Green Cooler 😀

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Green Cooler Mocktail Recipe | Quick, Easy & Refreshing Indian Style Summer Drink
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Ingredients
  • Khus Syrup - 30ml
  • Kiwi Crush/Pulp - 15ml
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Tender Coconut Water - to top
  • Mint Sprig - to garnish
  • Ice Cubes - as required
Instructions
  1. Add ice to a shaker. Add the khus syrup and the kiwi crush to the shaker.
  2. To cut down the excess sweetness from both the khus sryup and kiwi crush, add a tsp of lemon juice.
  3. Add a bit tender coconut water, and shake up!
  4. Next add ice to a serving glass, add the crushed ice. Pour in the green cooler.
  5. Top it up with a mint sprig and some tender coconut water.
Notes
If you don't have a shaker, you could use the serving glass itself (minus the shaking part!)

And, here is the video recipe:

Refreshing, isn’t it?

Stay tuned, the more is yet to come, until then, Happy Cooking (& Eating) 🙂

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Achari Funda Mocktail / Indian Pickle & Mango Drink Recipe ~ Summer Drinks

Hey Foodies,

Scorching heat of over 40°C is all here, and & a refreshing ice cold drink is all you desire for.

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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! 🙂

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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!

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Video Recipe

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Achari Funda Mocktail / Indian Pickle & Mango Drink Recipe ~ Summer Drinks
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • Mango Juice - 90 ml.
  • 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
Instructions
  1. In a Cobbler Shaker / Cocktail Shaker add ice cubes as required.
  2. Next up add - ½ tsp achar, 1 drop of tabasco sauce, ½ tsp lemon juice, 20ml sugar syrup. Cover the shaker & shake it up!
  3. 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!
Notes
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.

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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 🙂

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That’s all for today, Thanks 🙂

 

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5 Drinks and Mocktails Recipe | Five Super Easy Indian Colorful Holi Recipes

Hey Foodies,

Festival of colors is all here, Wishing you a very Happy Holi! May god fill your life with all the colors!

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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!

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Let’s start with the video recipe:

Now its time to go through each recipe in detail..

1. Kiwi Mojito

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method

  • 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!

 

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2. Strawberry Sharbat

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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!

Time : 20-25 Mins(Cook Time) + 2-3 Hours(Cooling / Idle Time) + 2 Mins(Serve Time)

Servings : 3

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries : 1/2 Cup [Chopped, I used Frozen]
  • Lemon Juice : 1 1/2 Tsp
  • Sugar : 1/2 Cup
  • Crushed Ice : as desired
  • Sabja Seeds : 1/2 tsp [soaked in 1/3 cup water for 1 hr]

Method:

  • 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!

 

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3. Black Grape Soda / Angoori Soda

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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

Ingredients: 

  • Black Grape Juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Black Salt
  • Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Frozen Grapes or Ice Cubes
  • Club Soda

Method:

  • 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!

 

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4. Orange Mocktail

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Orange Juice, with a little black salt, lemon juice, sugar and sparkling water. Simple, and refreshing.

Ingredients:

  • Orange Juice
  • Black Salt
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Crushed Ice
  • Sparkling Water

 

Method

  • 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!

 

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5. Mango Smoothie

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Mangoes, who doesn’t love them? Here’s a super easy mango smoothie with some ice cream 🙂

Time – 2-3 Minutes

Servings – 2

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  • 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!

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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) 🙂

That’s all for today! Thanks..

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Falooda Recipe – Rangeela | Dessert / Sweet Drinks

Hey Foodies..

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 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks blissful isn’t it? It sure is 🙂 Check out our Falooda Sev Recipe as well!

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So, let’s have a look at the easy peasy recipe..

 
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Falooda Recipe - Rangeela | Dessert / Sweet Drinks
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Falooda Sev - About ¾ Cup
  • Sabja/Basil Seeds - 1 Tbsp (Soaked in ¾ Cup Water for 2-3 Hours)
  • Pistachio or Khus Ice Cream - 2 Large Scoops
  • Milk - 1½ Cup (Sweetened and chilled)
  • Rose Syrup - ⅓ Cup
  • Mix Nuts - 3 Tbsp
  • Karonda/Candied Cherries - 3-4
Instructions
  1. In a tall glass, throw in a tablespoon of mix nuts, 1-2 candied cherries. Pour in 3 tbsp rose syrup, then goes in ¾ cup milk slowly.
  2. Load in about ⅓ cup falooda sev or more, and 3-4 tbsp soaked sabja seeds.. Next comes in a large scoop of soft serve/half melted ice cream.
  3. Decorate with Mix nuts and candied cherries and enjoy! 🙂

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You don’t need a reason to make this, go ahead 🙂

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Falooda Sev / Vermicelli / Noodles Recipe | Homemade

Hie foodies,

We all relish that glass of falooda, even after a huge meal on any hot summer day.  Well there’s something special we all like in it. And, I am here today with it, making it in the comfort of home.

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Well, one of the most important ingredient of falooda is the noodles or sev, hence it comes! 😀

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Commercially, falooda sev is made with Tapioca/Sabudana. Today, I am doing an easy version by using corn flour.

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Ingredients
  • Corn Flour - ½ Cup
  • Sugar - 2 and ½ Tbsp
  • Oil - to grease
  • Water - 1¼ Cup
  • Ice Water - as needed
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. In a pan, pour this mixture. Stir it regularly and cook till it turns thick and translucent.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Store this sev upto two days in refrigerator..

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Dessert or Drink? Umm.. You decide. Do try these and add to your lovely glass of Falooda! 🙂

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Kesariya Thandai Recipe / Bottled Liquid Thandai Concentrate Recipe

Hey Foodies..

We all, get a bottle of that thandai and relish as well.. But why buy when you can make

at home?

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And, the freshness in homemade one is so epic that you wont buy any more and prefer to make it at home….

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Lets start..

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Ingredients
  • To Soak - Almonds - 3 Tbsp
  • Pistachio - 1 Tbsp
  • Cashew - 1 Tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds - 1 Tbsp
  • Melon Seeds - 1 Tbsp
  • Other: Sugar - 1½ Cup
  • Gulkand/Rose Petal Preserve - 2 Tbsp
  • Pepper - 1½ Tsp {Or less if you wish}
  • Cardamom - 6
  • Rose Water - 1 Tsp
  • Saffron - ½ Tsp {Soaked in 1 tbsp water for 30 mins}
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add the ingredients mentioned under "To Soak" followed by a cup of water and keep aside for 4 hours. Over night is best!
  2. Add the soaked mix to a blender along with pepper, cardamom, rose water, gulkand. Blend to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat a saucepan, add the sugar along with a cup of water. Once the sugar dissolves, add the saffron along with the paste. Stir well and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. I like my concentrate on the thin side, so i keep adding some water if it gets too thick. Once cooked for 15 mins, let it cool to room temp.
  5. For making thandai, take 1 cup of milk and about ¼ cup to ⅓ cup of this and give a whiz. Serve cold!
Notes
If you make your concentrate thin like me, you would need to add less of it while making thandai. Totally upto you.

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You gotta try this cause, nothing is comparable to our Indian Cooler… So, try, and let me know how it goes 🙂

That’s it for today!

Hope to hear from

you soon :)

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Nutty Mc Frappe Recipe – Cooking For Mom / Mothers Day #7DaysForMom

Hey Foodies,

Nutty Mc Frappe, Yum Yum!

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I made this for my mom with tawa idlis and she loved it! 🙂

Nuts, Coffee, Chocolate, Ice all together all yumm! Let’s have a look at the recipe!

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Ingredients
  • Ice - 2 Cups
  • Vanilla Ice Cream - 2 Scoops
  • Mixed Nuts - 2 Tbsp {+ Extra for garnishing}
  • Milk - ½ Cup {or more!}
  • Instant Coffee - 1½ Tsp [In 1 Tbsp Hot Water}
  • Powdered Sugar - 2 Tbsp
  • Whipped Cream - As required
  • Chocolate Sauce - 3 Tbsp
Instructions
  1. In a blender pop in the ice cubes, vanilla ice cream, coffee, powdered sugar, 2tbsp chocolate sauce, milk and nuts.
  2. Blend, Crush, Whiz, Serve!
  3. Top It up with whipped cream, leftover choco-sauce, and nuts! Enjoy!

Yum, Yum it is! Watch the quickie video:

This recipe is in collaboration with VidyasCooking, Do check out her exotic Ferroro Rocher Latte.

That’s it for today!

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Thick Strawberry Milkshake Recipe – Collaboration with VidyasCooking | Summer Coolers & Shakes

Hey Foodies,

Many of you had requested for a thick milkshake like the one we have in restaurants, Here it comes!

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Thick, creamy and luscious! My dad, who isn’t a fan of coolers/chilled/ice cold drinks/shakes relished this

to the core.. Which made me happy! 🙂

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Why not, that had to be.. Once you make this, you wont forget it and would always crave for this! Let’s have a look at the recipe 🙂

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Thick Strawberry Milkshake Recipe - Collaboration with VidyasCooking | Summer Coolers & Shakes
 
Ingredients
  • Milk - ⅓ Cup
  • Ice Cream - 5-6 Scoops
  • Sugar - ¼ Cup
  • Frozen Strawberries - ¾ Cup
Instructions
  1. Itz easy dear.. In a blender, add the milk, ice cream, frozen berries(roughly chopped) and the sugar.
  2. Blend until smooth yet some berry bits here and there. Serve.

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Thick Thick, Creamy Creamy, Rich Rich, Bit Sweet, Bit Sour, and awesomely Refreshing! What else do you want?

Video Recipe:

That’s it for today!

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Nutella & Banana Shake | Collaboration with VidyasCooking | Summer Coolers & Shakes

Hi Foodies,

Nutella and Banana in a shake? Oh Yumm!

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Vidya Ji has brought Lovely Singh for you all, Check out the recipe.

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Combination of Nutella and Banana in a shake is awesome, feel free to adjust the amounts as you prefer let’s have a look at the recipe.

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Ingredients
  • Milk - 1½ Cup
  • Nutella - 3½ Tbsp {or more!}
  • Banana - 2 Small {or less!}
  • Sugar - 1 Tsp
  • Ice Cubes - 5-6 {Opt}
Instructions
  1. Just dump in everything in a blender and give it a good blend.
  2. Serve Cold!
Notes
I'd suggest to add one banana.. I also like with one, but you can adjust as you prefer.

Energize & Chill yourself with this shake which gets ready in less than a minute! 🙂

Watch the Video Recipe:

Vidya Ji’s Lovely Singh:

That’s it for today!

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