Monday, September 20, 2010


Lemonade, perfect drink almost everyone would die for. I love it soo much when it comes with the mint flavour or with addition of ginger flavour. Mint flavour I have already. Just click 'here' to refer. This time, I was craving to have Ginger lemonade. These 2 are almost visible ingredients that are daily used at every one's home. And there are enormous benefits of lemon juice like its a rich source of vitamin C and also contains proteins and carbohydrates. Its good for the cold, dental care, weight loss, throat infections, controls high blood pressure and many more where as ginger cures stomach problems, cures food poisoning, migraine relief, reduces nausea and the list goes on. So mixing these 2 ingredients in the form of juices results in healthy, perfect and refreshing drink. What u say? This is the different process of making ginger lemonade under blending method. I learnt this unique version from my Bhabhi. I can say its a real energy booster. I can have any time all by myself.

One thing to keep in mind is as soon as u prepare this, make sure to serve them immediately because keeping them for more, may leads into bitterness later because of addition of lime along with skin as it is.


2 Lemon.

3 Cups Water.

1 tbsp Grated Ginger.

Sugar as per needed.

Crushed Ice cubes.

Pinch of Salt.


Cut the lime into halves. In a blender put everything and grind them for about 20 sec. Strain and serve cold.

I love them with a floating piece of lemon on the top. Want to have a chill sip?


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Kozhukkatai are nothing but the sweet dumplings made of rice flour with a jaggery coconut stuffing inside. Its is also meant as 'MODAK' . But some of konkani ppl specially we make it with wheat flour with a addition of banana ,coconut and jaggery which is entirly different from the current recipe. You could find the ingredients amd method here.

People make this during the festival of ganesh chaturthi as he is very fond of modaks / kozhukattai. It is very delicate and tender. I too tried this time referring one of talented blogger ''SUKANYA RAMKUMAR'' I really admire her clicks which are very neat with awesome presentation. Thanks for this recipe dear. Also to mention I loved ur kozhukottai moulds so much. Next time will try buying that and make it :)

The one which we have made is without using moulds. I must thank my hubby 'RAJESH' for turning out kozhukattai into a perfect cute shapes. I used fork for making designs on it which is slightly seen I guess hehehe :)

For ingredients used please click ''here'' .


I tryed adding kishmish, cashews, and badams into the coconut jaggery stuffing which came out soo delicious and yummy in taste.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Uttappam is a recipe basically from South India and they prefer the most having at the time of breakfast. Its very healthy as therez addition of various types of veggies and that too raw. For a change apart from normal dosa, do try this healthy version for sure. I prepared coconut chutneys and poondu milagai podi ( garlic spicy pd) referred from ''RAKS KITCHEN'' which was an awesome combination with uttapam. Also I would like to mention about one special ingredient that gives you a nice crunchy bite and thats nothing but a half handful of 'CASHEWS'. Yummmm..Nothing can beat its taste.

Once in while making this makes our tasty buds the best. Isn't? Do try this for sure guys :) . Theres no particular measurement for this. Its upon ur choice adding any of ur fav veggies.The ingredients that I have used are as below-


Dosa Batter.

1 Onion.

1 Tomato.

1/2 Cup Capsicum.

1/4 Cup Grated Baby corns.

Small Green Chilli.

Half handful of Cashews.

Salt to taste.

Ghee to taste.


Chop all the veggies also the cashews and place them on plate seasoned with salt.

Heat a tawa. Spread the batter to a thick circle. Put ghee on sides and then cover with lid for a while. Make sure the flame is low. Once its half cooked, sprinkle the chopped veggie mixture on the top.

Turn over carfully and allow to cook on other side. When its done, serve in on the plate.

Below is the ''POONDU MILAGAI PODI'' that I tried from ''RAKS KITCHEN''. Thanks for this delicious recipe raks. U rock gal :)


1/2 Cup Coconut grated.

1 Green chilli.

Few Curry leaves.

Small piece of Ginger.

1 tbsp Roasted Gram dal

Tamarind accordingly.

Salt to taste.


1/2 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/4 tsp Jeera.

Few curry leaves.

1 tsp Oil.


Grind everthing in the blender adding required amount of water. Place them into bowl and temper them with the ingredients above.

Serve hot uttapams with coconut chutney and garlic spicy pd. Its the best :)