• Thandai Recipe

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #46 RECIPE: THANDAI  What is Thandai? In general, Thandai is a refreshing traditional milk based Indian Drink that is quite popular during the Holi Festival. Made from spices, nuts, seeds and rose petals its not only a cooler but also a nutritious drink. With the beginning of the hot days during Holi festival and also Shivratri, it’s ideal to serve this cooling drink to the guests. Actually, when one says thandai, it refers to the powder or syrup used to make the drink and also to the drink itself. As a matter of fact, in Hindi it means cooling.   There are two forms: The powdered form –  where nuts, poppy seeds, pepper, fennel seeds, cardamom, dried rose petals, saffron,…

     
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  • Beetroot Tomato Juice

    January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated Beetroot Tomato Juice : 27/06/2020 My Family and Fresh Juices Fresh juices are most welcome when the sun is beating down on you and sweating zaps you of  your energy. My family is a big consumer of fresh fruit juices. In fact my hubby and eldest son would rather have some juice instead of water. Even though all the ‘fresh’ juice cartons mention no added sugar, I seriously don’t believe them as all the juices taste really sweet. Therefore, I try as much as possible to make fresh fruit juices at home. I know they all would prefer the sweetest juices like fresh passion fruit, lemonade or even sugar cane juice every single day  but I don’t make it often. Usually I prefer either watermelon or…

     
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