Showing posts with label Drink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drink. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Watermelon & Muskmelon Juice

Hot Hot Hot it is still hot. You need to take care to keep you cool. Drinking water, juices and Buttermilk and Tender coconut helps you to take care. Eating fruits and preparing fruit juices and having them is a good relief in summer.

Lets just make some simple juices at home which is always a a healthy habit. One needs to look at the cleanliness when you consume them outside. Or you might land on trouble of infections or food poisoning.
Here are some simple juices from fruits which are available plenty in summer. Watermelon and Muskmelon (Karbooja and Kallangadi) fruits are loaded with water and it helps you keep our body cool. It is simple and healthy.
Lets see some benefits of having Muskmelon in our diet. 
It is one of the ideal summer fruit since it contain high in water, minerals and vitamins. It helps to take care of health disorders and cools our body. Muskmelon provides relief from acidity. It is good for digestion and stomach problems. It contain good amount of water and dietary fibers and helps people to get relief from constipation. They are rich in potassium and helps to regulate the blood pressure. It strengthens the eye sight since they contain Vitamin A and beta carotene and reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Eating Muskmelon helps to control diabetes and regulate the blood sugar level in the body. They are cholesterol free and boost immunity. They are rich in Vitamin C and helps to prevent ulcer. Not only all the above said benefits, they do help in many more ways. They are good for quitting smoking, for women menstrual cramps, cures sleeping disorders and prevents heart diseases.
Lets see the recipes now : They are simple and quick and helps to quench your thirst and keep you cool.
I have prepared 3 varieties of Juices from WaterMelon, Muskmelon/Cantaloupe fruits.
1. Watermelon Juice 
2. Muskmelon Juice 
3. Muskmelon & Watermelon Juice.

1. WaterMelon Juice

Things Needed : 
Watermelon pieces : 1 Bowl
Honey : 2  to 3 Tablespoons

Method :
1. Cut watermelon pieces into small and add honey.

2. Grind it nicely in the mixi jar. (Do not add any water) till they turn watery completely.

3, Shift the Juice to serving glass and serve.

Note :
I have not added any water, sugar or Ice. Adding these ingredients are optional.
Time : 10  Minutes
Serves : 2

2. Muskmelon/Cantaloupe Juice.

Things Needed :
Muskmelon : 1 Bowl
Water :  1 Glasses
Boiled and cooled milk : 1 to 1  1/2 cup
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons

Method :
1. Cut muskmelon pieces into small pieces

2. Put it in a mixi jar. Add 1/2 cup of milk and grind.
3. Add jaggery and churn it for 1 minute.

4. Remove from the mixi jar to a bowl. Add required water and remained milk.

5. Mix it well and serve

Note :
Adding more milk, sugar instead of jaggery and adding ice while serving is optional.
Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 2

3. Muskmelon & Watermelon Juice

Things Needed : 
Muskmelon pieces : 1 Big bowl. (1/2 of one small Muskmelon).
Watermelon pieces : 1 Small bowl.( 1/4 part of small watermelon).
Honey : 2 Tablespoons

Method :
1. Cut muskmelon pieces and grind it with little water.
2. Add watermelon pieces and grind it together.  Add jaggery

3. Add Honey and Shift the juice to a big bowl.

4. Add honey and mix it well and serve Muskmelon & Watermelon Juice.

Note : 
Adding sugar instead of honey, adding milk instead of water and adding ice cubes while serving the juice is purely optional.
Time : 15 minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Pudina - Raw Mango Drink

Pudina - Raw Mango Juice or Panaka is a healthy drink and help us to refresh . Ideal time to drink this juice just before the lunch. It is good appetiter too.

Things Needed:
Raw Mango pieces : 1/4 of small mango
Pudina or Mint Leaves  : Two Handful: ( Use only the leaves not the stem).
Honey : 2 Table spoon.
Salt : a pinch.
Water: 2 to 3 glasses.
Jeea: 1/4 Tea spoon.

Wash and remove leaves from Pudina bundle and keep it aside. Roast Jeera. Mix all the ingredients except honey nd grind with little water till paste. Add salt at the end and grind for 1 minutes. Remove from the jar. Add 2 glasses of water and sieve or strain this juice.  Put this in a bowl and add honey and serve this juice with  ice cubes.
Note : You can add black salt instead of normal salt. Do not add any sugar. Can add more honey to the juice.  Can use the remains of the ground mango and pudina ( if you have ) in any curry. ( Just add it while the curry boils). Can add cardamom powder or one pod of cardamom while grinding leaves and raw mango. Using ice cubes is an option.
Serves : 3 Glasses.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sorekai ( Duudhi ) Juice.

Sorekai/Bottle Gourd./Lauki Juice is a drink and  this juice is very healthy drink for every one. Drinking this juice in an empty stomach gives good result.

It is very good to have bottle gourd pieces in the morning help to control your B.P. and Diabetic problems and helps in digestion.
I have used bottle gourd, jaggery (organic), lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
Lets see the recipe now: This is an easy drink that any one can try it.

Things Needed:

Sorekai/bottle gourd Pieces: 1 cup.
Water : 2 Glass
Salt :a pinch
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera Powder : a pinch (optional)


1. Wash bottle gourd and remove the outer layer. (Well washed outer layer can be used for chutney)
2. Grind it in a mixi jar, till paste with little water and put it in a big bowl.

3. Add required water (3 to 4 glasses), jaggery and a pinch of salt.

4. Mix it well with a spoon, see that jaggery melts completely. Add lemon juice and mix it well.


5. Add a pinch of jeera powder and pour it a serving glass and serve.

Note :

Grind bottle gourd pieces well. It should turn as paste. Adding honey instead of jaggery is optional.
Adding more lemon is optional. For 1/4 of medium size bottle gourd is enough for 2 to 3. Adding jeera powder/chat masala or any other spice is optional.
Time : 10 Minutes 
2 to 3 servings. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Beet Root Milk Shake...

Beet Root is good for increasing Hemoglobin in blood.  You can have this drink any time of the day.

Beet Root :  1 ( Medium size)
Sugar : 2 Table spoons
Milk : 1/2 Litre
Cardamom : 2 to 3 Pods.
Almonds : 4 to 6
Water : 1 Cup.
Method :
Wash Beetroot  and remove the skin and cut it in to small pieces.  Pressure cook beetroot pieces for 8 to 10 minutes.   Leave it for cooling.  Boil Milk and leave it for cooling. Remove cardamom skin and keep the seeds  aside.  Soak Almonds in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes and remove the skin  and keep the Almond Pods aside.
Now Put boiled  Beet Root and cardamom seeds and Almond pods in a mixi jar. Add 1/2 cup of water and grind till paste.  Add 1 cup of milk  and sugar to it and grind again for 1 minutes. Remove the mixture and put it in a big bowl.  Add remaining milk  and  water (if needed)  and mix thoroughly and serve Beet Root Milk Shake in a glass.  ( You can also keep this milk shake in  Fridge for 1 hour and then serve cool  Beet Root Milk  Shake.
Note :  Can Add  More Beet Roots ...It gives a thick texture .   Can Add more milk too. Do not put Ice cubes  .....while serving ...since it changed the taste.    Can use Honey instead of  sugar.     Add honey while grinding Beet Roots.     Beet Root Milk shake looks pink like Rose milk......No need to add any other flavour since  it does not go well with Beet Root.  
Serves :  3 to 4   

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Poppy seeds - Cool Drink (hasi Gasa-gase)

Poppy Seeds  Drink helps to cool your body and refresh you and helps you to be fresh whole day.
It is good for hot summer day. I have used poppy seeds, almonds and honey with fresh boiled milk.
Lets see some benefits of having Poppy Seeds in our diet. 
Poppy seeds/Gasagase/Khus khus is rich source of anti oxidant properties. They do have fatty acids and it is good for our body. Poppy seeds are rich in mono unsaturated fatty acids that help in lowering bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol levels. They are rich in dietary fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. They are rich in Vitamin B complex vitamins. Poppy seeds contain good amount of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and zinc.
Lets see the recipe now. Sugar is not added and it is an easy drink that anyone can prepare.
Things needed :
Poppy Seeds : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Almonds : 10
Honey : 1 Cup (8 to 10 Tablespoons)
Fresh Boiled Milk : 1 Litre

Method :
1. Clean and soak poppy seeds and soak almonds in warm water.
2. Remove the outer skin of almonds and grind it with soaked poppy seeds.
3. Now remove the almond and poppy seeds paste and put it in a big bowl.
4. Add water and mix it well. Put it in a big bowl.
5. Add boiled and cooled fresh milk.
6. Mix ground poppy seeds, almonds with milk.

7. Add honey to it and mix it well. (You can use 5 to 6 tablespoons of Honey to 1 litre Milk). Adding more honey is optional. The drink should be mild sweet.

8. Poppy Seeds -almonds Cool milk is ready to serve.
Note : 
Do not roast poppy seeds. It is said that roasting poppy seeds might lose its healthy properties.
Grinding with almonds helps the poppy seeds turn as paste. Do not boil the mixture for a long time. Just one boil will do. Fresh milk can be boiled and cooled earlier. Do not mix Hot milk to poppy seeds mixture. It might curdle and milk may turn spoiled. Let it be cooled milk and cooled poppy seeds mixture. Adding more/less honey is optional. Adding jaggery instead of honey is also optional.
Serves : 8 to 10
Time : 20 Minutes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Fresh Badam/Almond Milk is a healthy drink and gives energy to the body and good for the skin. Badam/Almond milk is delicious and energetic drink that helps to refresh and cool your body.
I have used Almonds, milk, saffron and honey to prepare this Badam Milk.

Lets see some benefits of having Almonds (Badam) in our diet.
Almonds do contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E. They help to lower the blood sugar levels, reduces blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Almonds are rich source of many nutrients that help in the development and health of the human brain. It is said that consuming almonds regularly helps to a higher intellectual level and is good for growing children.  Almond is a rich source of a healthy mono-unsaturated fats, fiber, protein and other important nutrients. Almonds are loaded with antioxidant properties. Almonds can reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Lets see the recipe. Sugar is not used in this "Fresh Badam Milk " and even diabetic people also can enjoy this drink. 

Ingredients :
Almonds : 20
Fresh boiled and cooled milk : 4 to 5 Cups
Saffron : 5 to 6 Rakes
Cardamom : 2 Pods (Optional)
Honey : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :
1. Soak almonds in hot water for 2 minutes and remove the skin.
2. Grind almonds, cardamom pods with required water and put it in a big bowl. (Dry grind and then grind it with water ).
3. Boil ground badam milk and allow it to cool. Add saffron rakes and let it dissolve.
4. Add boiled and cooled fresh milk.
5. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of honey when the Badam milk turns warm or cool. Mix it well.

6. Serve warm/cold Badam Milk.
Note :
You can add sugar instead of honey to badam milk. (Optional). Adding more honey is optional.
Adding more milk is also optional. Adding cool fresh milk helps the badam milk not to curdle. (Boiling milk may some time curdle and it spoils the badam milk taste. Do not add more water while grinding almonds/badam.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5 people.