Showing posts with label herbal drink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label herbal drink. Show all posts

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Kok-Pom Punch

Shake up your summer party with the nonalcoholic drinks with the seasonal fruit"Kokum" ,naturally tangy fruit lends a juicy crispness, while light orange.pomegranate  and ginger add a punch of flavor,which never fails to refresh and satisfy. I really like the tartness of citrus fruits – any excuse to use lemon and limes. I used an equal mix of fresh pomegranate juice, kokum orange,lemon and tomato juice  to keep that lovely burnt blood red that resembles the colour of red wine.

 Most punch recipes cater to a single crowd: drinkers or non-drinkers. This one is delicious either way. Whether you fizz it up with champagne or mineral water, kokum-ginger punch will put a colorful sparkle in your celebrations.

Ingredients :
  1. 1 liter Pure cold water
  2. 1/2 cup sugar 
  3. 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  4. 1 orange
  5. 1 tomato
  6. Juice of 2 lemon
  7. 1tbsp kokum syrup or soak 10 sun dried kokum fruits in warm water and us it
  8. A small piece of ginger,crushed
  9. Few pieces of crushed ice
  • Place your fruit pieces and sugar into your blender and add about 2 cups of pure cold water.
  •  Put the lid on the blender. Blend the mixture on the medium setting for several seconds. Stop the blender and put the setting on the high setting. Add crushed ice.Blend for several seconds on high until the juice is the desired consistency.
  • Add more water as needed, and continue to blend for a few more seconds if necessary. 
  • Separate the juice from the pulp by pouring the juice through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a container -- if you want pure juice -- and then discard the pulp. Serve your juice immediately or store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for no longer than 10-12 hours to minimize loss of nutrients.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pepper Rasam

Pepper Rasam

There are so many ways of making rasam or saru (konkani word),every family has their own secret ingredients some add toordal and some prepare it with ready made rasam powder and what not.But my pepper rasam is very simple and easy.I prepare this pepper garlic rasam during winter and rainy season especially when my kids are suffering from cold and cough and sometimes when my hubby demands,he simply adores soups and this pepper rasam is one of his favourite.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10-12 mins
  • Tomato ( chopped)
  • 1 Tamarind (marble sized ball)
  • 2tsp Pepper corns (powder)
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves ( crushed)
  • 2 Dry red chillies (Whole)
  • 1 spring Curry leaves
  • 1/2tsp Mustard
  • 1/2tsp Red chilly powder
  • 2tsp Coconut oil/Ghee
  • 1/4tsp Sugar (optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. Grind tomatoes,tamarind,red chilly powder and garlic cloves to smooth paste.
  2. Now add 5 cups of water to ground tomato paste and bring to boil.
  3. Add salt and sugar and boil for 2-3 mins.
  4. Now prepare tempering by heating coconut oil or ghee in a small pan,add mustard,let it crackle ,then add red chilly pieces and curry leaves.Lastly add coarsely powdered pepper corns and switch off the gas and pour this over the rasam and our hot and tangy rasam is ready to relish!
Serve hot with rice and pappad or have it like a soup

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Easy way to make rose water

Rose water or Gulab jal is quite popular in india.The benefits of rose water can be enjoyed by simply making it at home.There are many ways of making rose water.Today i am here with an easy and simple method of making rose water at home.rose water has several benefits.You can use this in any face mask for that cooling effect and also helps to reduce wrinkles and moisturises your skin.It can be used on any skin type without causing much irritation. You can include this rose water in your daily diet too.All you have to do is just add some rosewater to your milk along with some gulkand to get that rich rose flavoured drink or you can use it in some other Indian desserts like gulab jamoon and pedas.You can even add this to your cakes,puddings and biscuits. Rose water is a well-known for its natural healing properties as a good anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory product and can be used in treating wounds. For sunburns, rose water can be gently rubbed over the affected area or when taking a bath, add a few drops and relax while the magic takes effect
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 cups

  • 2cups Rose petals
  • 4 cups Distilled Water
  • 1 glass jar (sterilized )
Cooking Directions
  1. Freshly pick some roses from your garden which is pesticide and chemical free.
  2. Make sure you to pick just opened flowers during early morning hours before the sun gets hot on the plants.
  3. When it comes to choosing roses Red or pink roses are most commonly used to make rose water but other colors are acceptable as well Truly, it is more important that the roses be organic than that they be any particular type or color.
  4. Pluck the rose petals and make sure to choose only the good ones. Put the rose petals in the bowl and wash thoroughly .
  5. Now take one sterilized glass jar and add all the petals .
  6. Now boil distilled water and pour this over the rose petals and cover it with a lid until the liquid is cool.You see petals have lost their colour,the water the water has taken On the colour of the rose petals
  7. Carefully strain the water using the kitchen strainer and let it cool. You then have the option of adding alcohol like vodka to preserve your rosewater or as it is just add 1 part of vodka to 8 parts of rosewater
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