Thursday, April 20, 2017

cucumber Raita

Raita is an important food item served with heavy meals. It is cooling and helps to digest heavy spicy food. 
Cucumber is low calorie food. Good to eat during summer season. 

Ingredients to make Cucumber Raita (Kheera Raita)

1 cup chopped cucumber 1 कप कटी हुई ककड़ी
1 cup yogurt Curd 1 कप दही
2 tbps chopped cilantro धनिए के पत्ते कटे हुए
4-5 mint leaves chopped 4- 5 पुदीने के पत्ते कटे हुए
1 teaspoon ginger juice 1 चम्मच अदरक का रस
1 tsp roasted cumin seed powder 1 चम्मच भुना हुआ जीरा पाउडर
Green Chilli - 2 (chopped) optional 
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder optional 



Method- How to make Cucumber Raita
Whisk the curd and keep it aside.
Peel the cucumber and cut about 1/2 inch from both the ends. Dry the water from it and grate or chop the Cucumber. 
Add salt, mint leaves, cilantro leaves to yogurt. 
Add ginger juice and roasted cumin seed powder to cucumber. 
Mix cucumber and yogurt very well. 
Cucumber Raita is ready.
You can add chopped green chillis or sprinkle red chilli powder

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Black Grape Sharbat Angoor ka Sharbat

Relieves Indigestion and constipation 
Black Grapes contain organic acid, sugar and cellulose, high in insoluble fiber which helps to relieve constipation. Mint Leaves promotes digestion and ease gas .Cumin Seed boosts Digestive System. 

1 cup black grapes 1 कप काले अंगूर
1 inch ginger 1 इंच अदरक
2 tbsp Rock Sugar 2 चम्मच मिश्री
10-12 Mint Leaves 10-12 पुदीना के पत्ते
1/4 tsp Rock Salt 1/4 चम्मच सेंधा नमक
1/2 Glass lemon soda.
Lemon slice 

Clean grapes, ginger and mint leaves with water. 
Remove ginger skin. 
Add Black grapes, ginger, mint leaves, salt, sugar, cumin seed powder in blender. 
Grind to make a smooth paste.
Sieve with a juice strainer .
Fill the serving glasses 1/2 with this syrup.
Add some crushed ice and then pour aerated lemon drink to fill the glass.
Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Body cooling Badishep Sarbat

Body Cooling, release constipation during summer season. 

fennel has been utilized for treating indigestion, constipation, and flatulence. Fennel contains a variety of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Fennel seeds are a good source of vitamins B-3 & C, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. They are used as mouth fresheners. 
Black raisins are good source of iron. 
This is cooling drink for summer which helps to cool down the body, digest food and also release constipation. 


Konkani Version 

1 tbsp fennel seeds 1 बड़ा चम्मच सौंफ़ 
1 tbsp rock sugar 1 बड़ा चम्मच मिश्री
1 tbsp black raisins 1 tbsp काली किशमिश
2 cups of water 2 कप पानी

Soak fennel seeds, black raisins and rock sugar in water for 4-5 hours. 
Blend it and pass through the strainer. 
serve chilled. 
You can add mint leaves, cilantro leaves for extra cooling effects. 
You can also add few ice cubes, lemon soda.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

strawberry banana smoothie

Healthy smoothie with strawberry, Orange- vitamin c, banana-potassium, Dates- iron, walnuts, flaxseeds- omega 3, Almonds- Vitamin E, Yogurt- calcium and vitamin B12. Smoothie has all healthy ingredients and quick to make. You can also add blueberries or any other kinds of fruits you like. 

1 Banana 1 केला
5 Strawberries 5 स्ट्रॉबेरी
2 Dates 2 खजूर
1/2 cup Yogurt 1/2 कप दही
5 Almonds 5 बादाम
1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder 1/4 चम्मच दालचीनी पाउडर (optional)
1/4 tsp Flaxseeds 1/4 चम्मच अलसी 
2 tbsp. walnuts 2 tbsp अखरोट
1/2 Orange 1/2 नारंगी

English Version 

Konkani Version 

Chop Banana, clean strawberry. 
Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend it. 
You can add few ice cubes during summer season. 
Serve this cold. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Vegan Egless cucumber cake Tavsali

Vegan Egg less cake with no baking soda is healthy snack for kidz. Cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. They are also a very good source of the pantothenic acid. They are also a good source of copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B1. They also contain the important nail health-promoting mineral silica.

1 Cup Semolina/Idli Rawa 1 कप सूजी / इडली रवा 
3/4 cup Jaggery or Sugar 3/4 कप गूड या चीनी
1 cup Cucumber grated 1 कप ककड़ी कद्दूकस
1/4 tsp cardamom powder 1/4 टीस्पून इलायची पाउडर
2 tbsp chopped dry fruits 2 बड़े चम्मच कटा हुआ सुखा मेवा
1/4 tsp Salt 1/4 चम्मच नमक
1 tsp ghee/ butter 1 चम्मच घी /बटर

English Version 

Konkani Version 

Clean, peel cucumber and grate. 
Mix cucumber and all the ingredients except semolina.
Take ghee in a pan and roast semolina for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. 
Add semolina to cucmber, jaggery mix. 
Mix it well, cover and keep it aside for 30-45 minutes. 
After 45 minutes you can add little bit of water to get the right consistency. 
Preheat oven, grease pan with ghee or butter. 
Add cucumber mix in to the pan and bake at 350 degree f for 30-45 minutes. 
Serve warm with tea or Milk.
Alternatively you can grease pan and steam the cake for 45 minutes.