Friday, 29 July 2016

Cold Coffee

Cold Coffee



For me coffee is something very special, I can enjoy it any time whether I am low or high. When it rains, when the sun shines, when I go for outing, when I am reading a book, when there is gupshup with friends sitting in balcony, drinking it brings back my energy and vitality

Preparation Time : 5 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min


Serves : 2 Glass

Ingredients :



  • 400 ml Chilled milk
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee
  • 11/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • Few ice cubes 
  • Chocolate powder for garnishing
Procedure :
  • In a mixer jar, add 100ml milk along with coffee and sugar and blend it nicely



  • Now add Chilled milk to this and blend it nicely 

  • Add few Ice cubes and blend it again
  • Take a glass and fill it with cold coffee. Dust some chocolate powder on it and enjoy ... 








Tip : You can change the quantity of Sugar and coffee according to your taste
If you use chilled milk it will give a nice creamy froth to your coffee

Friday, 22 July 2016

Karonda Fry (Carandas Fry)

Karonda Fry (Carandas Fry)



My recent visit to vegetable market exposed me to Karondas and I instantly got nostalgic of my childhood days when we used to grow this plant in our kitchen garden. I was always mesmerised by the colors of this fruit and its flowers. Now when I explored more about this, I realised its medicinal values in curing anemia, bad digestion, stomach pain, constipation etc. Here is a simple preparation for making Karonda which my mom used to prepare.

Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 7 - 8 Min

Ingredients :



  • 250 gm Karonda
  • 8 -10 Small onions 
  • 5 - 6 Green chillies
  • Few curry leaves
  • Pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon haldi powder (turmeric)
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red Chilly powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Mustard oil
Procedure :
  • Wash and clean Karonda. Now cut it into two halves and remove the seeds as shown in picture




  • Chop the onion into four parts and keep aside
  • In a pan take a tablespoon of mustard oil and heat it. Once it is nicely heated and smoky, add mustard seeds and a pinch of hing along with curry leaves

  • Now add Chopped onions to this and saute it for 2 minutes

  • Add chopped green chillies and saute it for a minute or two and then add haldi powder, red chilly powder and salt 


  • Now add Karondas to this, mix it well and cook for 4 to 5 minutes 


  • Karonda fry is ready serve it with rice or Roti 



Thursday, 14 July 2016

Rooh Afza Dry Fruit Lassi

Rooh Afza Dry Fruit Lassi 

Punjabi food without Lassi is not complete. However our children are fast moving away from this tradition and adopting more of cold drinks, canned juices or energy drinks missing out our rich heritage. So time to change looks of our conventional Lassi and let us make it more colourful, delicious and healthy with rich dry fruits...





Preparation Time : 5 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Serves : 2 Glass

Ingredients :



  • 1 Cup Curd (chilled)
  • 4 Tablespoon Rooh Afza
  • 1 Tablespoon green Pistachio sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon melon seeds (roasted)
  • 1 Tablespoon water melon seeds (roasted)
  • Few mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice cubes
For Garnishing : 
  • Few mint leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon roasted melon seeds and watermelon seeds along with sliced pistachio

Procedure :
  • In a blender take chilled curd, rooh afza, sliced pistachio, melon seeds and few mint leaves and blend it



  • Now add Ice cubes and blend it again


  • Take a glass and pour this mixture

  • Garnish this with dry fruit and mint leaves 



Tip : You can increase the quantity of rooh afza and mint leaves according to your taste