Staying hydrated is very essential and it’s vital for our health. During summer keeping ourselves hydrated become more and more important. Nothing can beat water, the elixir of life. But at times we need to treat ourselves with some simple, delicious and refreshing drinks. I am back with one more khatta meetha sarbath and this time it is the kokum sarbath. :-)
The next recipe I am going to share in the series of special summer drinks is the humble Shikanji. Shikanji is a simple Indian style lemonade/limeade. It’s a sweet and spicy drink prepared with lemon/lime. It is known by different names like Shikanjvi, shikanjbi, shikanjbeen and also Nimbu Paani which means lemon water in Hindi.
I am going to share one more mango recipe today, but this time it is with green mangoes. It is the traditional drink – Aam Panna. This khatta-meeta / sweet and sour mango juice is loaded with flavors, and sure it is a fantastic relish. I won’t call mine as an authentic recipe, as I went with a different spice mix that we prefer. So here comes my version of Aam Panna. :-)
Glad to be back in my space, after a short break. Today I am going to share a special summer recipe – crisp, delicious and refreshing – Lemon Curd Sharbat/sherbet with rose syrup. You can make the lemon curd well ahead, and it stays good for more than one month. Once you have the lemon curd ready, you can whip this up in less than 5 minutes. If you/your kids are planning for lemonade stalls this summer, this is a great recipe for you all. :-)
Kulukki Sarbath is one of the popular sarbath or juice from God’s own country, Kerala, especially Cochin. Kulukki is a Malayalam word which means shaken, and sarbath, as we all know, means juice. It’s a sweet and spice shaken limeade or lemonade with basil seeds and pineapple. Here is the easy to prepare Cochin fame, Kulukki sarbath.
This is a simple and a protein packed pudding prepared with mango puree, milk and with Chia Seeds. Last year I combined mango with couple other fruits and posted the breakfast smoothie recipe -mango, lychee and pineapple smoothie with chia seeds. But this time I just wanted to use mango and prepare this simple and yummy pudding recipe.
I am back with one more lassi recipe. I have already posted Avocado Lassi and Spicy Tamarind Lassi. Here is one more sweeter lassi recipe prepared with Nungu or Ice Apple or Palm Fruit and lychee. This is a super refreshing lassi and with the dash of rose syrup it tastes heavenly and it’s a perfect summer drink.
Monday, I posted sweet avocado lassi and today it’s time for salt and savory lassi. I love both salt and sweet lassi. I always prefer salt lassi especially with parathas. Here is one such tangy and spicy lassi flavored with chaat masalas – Spicy Tamarind Lassi. This is a savory/salt lassi prepared with yogurt and spiced up with chaat masalas along with tamarind and paprika.
Avocado lassi is a smooth, rich and creamy yogurt drink prepared with avocado, yogurt and sugar with a hint of saffron and cardamom. It’s perfect summer recipe to quench your thirst and at the same time it is filling recipe too. Believe me, it is very filling. We (I and Preethi) were able to manage with this lassi without any other food. Here comes the recipe and the story behind the recipe. I cross posted this earlier at IMC. (Between, this week is going to be a lassi week. So stay tuned for the other delicious ones)
After a long time I am posting a Thai recipe. Here is the summer special cool Thai Iced Tea recipe. I prepared this Thai Tea with store bought Thai Tea mix, which I sweetened with condensed milk and sugar and topped it up with evaporated milk and with a dash of coconut milk, Usually the Thai tea is brewed first and then sweetened and just before serving the sweetened tea is added to the crushed ice and the milks are added after. I have included the video also.