Wednesday 25 March 2015

Cucumber Lemonade

Cucumber Lemonade

Cucumber Lemonade

In summers, we always look for something cool and refreshing. I remember, my mom used to give us cucumber with salt and lemon whenever we are travelling in summers, so that we can beat the heat and stay cool. This drink is inspired by my mom's way of keeping us cool.... it has all the freshness of mint, cucumber with a sweetness of sugar and a tinge of lemon to stay fit and cool ......

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Serves : 4


  • 2 Cucumber + 1 for garnishing
  • 2 Lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoon sugar (or according to your taste)
  • A hand full of fresh mint leaves
  • Few ice cubes (you can set ice cubes with lemon chunks and mint leaves it enhances the flavour and looks good)
  • 400 ml soda water
Procedure :

  • For garnishing make thin slices of cucumber and keep it in ice water as shown in the picture

  • In a blender put cucumber, lemon juice, mint and sugar. Blend them together nicely.

  • After blending with the help of a stainer separate the juice
  • Now as shown in picture arrange the cucumber slices in glasses, add juice till 1/3rd in a glass, add few ice cubes to this and top it with soda water....

Cucumber Lemonde

  • Refreshing cucumber lemonade is ready.......
  • Now you can serve it cool to go against the heat........

Sunday 22 March 2015

Maggi Pizza

Maggi Pizza

2 Minute Maggi is all time comfort food. I remember during my schooldays if we do something good mom use to treat us with her special Maggi...... during college days whenever we are hungry during odd hours Maggi is the only choice...... As the time changed Pizza is again a kind of comfort food .... Now if I want to treat my daughter her first choice is Pizza...... if I am occupied with work and want to order something, Pizza is the best option....... today i just combined Gen X and Gen Y fast foods together and named it Maggi Pizza, base of crispy crunchy Maggi  topped with Pizza toppings and sauces .......

Preparation Time : 10 min

Cooking Time : 7 - 10 Min

Ingredients :

For Base

  • 1 Packet Maggi 
  • 1 Packet tastemaker
  • 1 Teaspoon oil
For Topping :

  • 2 Tablespoon boiled sweet corn
  • 2 Tablespoon chopper green capsicum
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped red capsicum
  • 2 Tablespoon grated paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 Tablespoon green chutney
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon mixed herb (pizza seasoning)
  • 2 Tablespoon oil
Procedure : 
  • First of all, finish cutting and chopping of vegetables
  • Now in a bowl, take boiling water around 200ml add Maggi, tastemaker and 1 teaspoon oil cook it for 2 minutes. Maggi is ready

  • In a pan take 1/2 tablespoon oil, add sweet corns to it, cook for a minute. Now add green and red capsicum and cook for minute. Time to add pizza seasoning and tomato sauce to this, mix it well and keep it aside, your pizza topping is ready

  • Now take a non-stick pan add 1/2 tablespoon of oil to this and now take the cooked Maggi give it a round shape like pizza base as shown in picture. Cook it for 4 to 5 minutes on slow flame so that it is crisp from down
  • Now very gently turn it upside down. It is bit tricky (you can transfer it on plate first and then again transfer it in pan) add little bit of oil and cook it on slow flame
  • Now apply some tomato sauce on your pizza as shown in picture then apply green chutney to it
  • Now add sweet corn and capsicum topping to it and add grated paneer to this. Once it is crispy from down, transfer it on plate and cut into desired shape

  • Serve it hot ....... and enjoy Maggi and Pizza together at a same time...

Tip : To make it bit easy you can prepare mini pizzas first. Every thing is same just reduce the size of Maggi Pizza base.......

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Fruity Ice-Tea

Fruity Ice-Tea

In summers we crave more for drinks rather than food. Drinks which are very chilling and refreshing and which is trendy. Juices are all time favourite and tea is always refreshing... tea hot, juice cold ? Let us combine both together and indulge in the taste of Iced tea which is infused with mint, orange, strawberry and lemon........ And imagine a delicious flavour altogether....

Serves : 4

Preparation Time : 2 Hour for ice-cubes 30 Min for rest

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Ingredients :

  • 2 Tea bags
  • 2 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 200 ml Fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Assorted ice-cubes ( in Ice tray set ice with in few cubes mint leaves, in few sliced lemon chunks and in few strawberry chunks and allow them to set)
  • Few plain ice cubes
  • Orange slice or strawberry 
Procedure : 
  • Take a pan, add water, boil it and add sugar. Once its boiled,  add tea bags close the gas and cover it with lid for 5 minutes now add lemon juice to this and allow it to cool

  • Meanwhile take out around 200ml fresh orange juice and keep it aside
  • Once all ingredients are ready lets make the drink

  • in a pitcher add tea with lemon juice, then ice cubes, add orange juice to this. Now add assorted Ice cubes mix it and pour it in glass

  • Serve it chilled ....

Saturday 14 March 2015

Paan Lemonade Mojito (Betel leaf)

Paan Lemonade Mojito

Being a North Indian I sometimes enjoy meetha paan after dinner. As now a days lots of innovation is seen in food so just tried to use the freshness of paan leaves with lemon... me and my family loved it .... if you are a paan lover do try this........

For 4 Servings

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Ingredients :

  • 2 Meetha Paan (readymade available in market) chopped into small pieces 
  • 2 lemon juice
  • 1/2 Lemon cut into small pieces 
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 500 ml Sprite
  • 1 tablespoon any mouth freshener for garnishing
Procedure :
  • First finish cutting and chopping of meetha paan and lemon
  • Now take a bowl and add chopped meetha paan, lemon, lemon juice, sugar and 1/2 cup water and muddle all together nicely with the help of muddler

  • Once it is done, pour the mixture till 1/3 rd of the glass and add some ice to it 

  • Now add sprite to this and garnish it with some mouth fresher 

  • Serve it chill....

Tip : In case if you don't want to use readymade meetha paan use can take fresh paan leaves, gulkand ( a sweet preserve of rose petals ) and a tablespoon of mouth freshener 

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Corn Salsa in Papad Tacos

Corn Salsa in Papad Tacos 

Mexican Tacos demanded by my family that too when none were available at home, gave me an idea to make the same using papads. You can do it in an easy & exotic way as below...

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Ingredients :

For Salsa :
  • 1 Medium size onion chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 Cup sweet corns steamed or boiled
  • 1 Red bell pepper chopped 
  • 1 Chopped green chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped jalapeƱos
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Crushed black pepper 1 teaspoon
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
For Tacos Dressing :
  • 8 Small size ready to use Papad
  • Few iceberg leaves
  • Few Red salad leaves
Procedure :
  • First of all, wash all vegetables nicely and finish cutting and chopping
  • Now take a bowl add chopped onion, tomato, corns, bell pepper, chillies, jalapeƱos, coriander, lemon juice, black pepper, salt , olive oil and honey

  • Mix all to gather nicely and keep aside
  • Now to prepare papad tacos, take a pan heat it and roast your papad from both side nicely . while the papad is hot it can be mould in a desired shape so once it is roasted, roll in on a rolling pin as shown in picture. Repeat the step with rest of the papad and keep them aside

  • Now you can start arranging your papad tacos but make sure that you arrange this just before serving otherwise papad will become soggy

  • Take papad keep some red salad leaves on it then some iceberg and a spoon of corn salsa

  • Repeat the step with rest of the papad 
  • Once done serve it and enjoy....

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