Showing posts with label mint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mint. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flavored Yogurt

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
One more way to keep yourself cool in this summer. I love this. I love to have it any time. Just perfect for hot summer. And I loved this mini clay pot with the cover on it. My brother has it in his house, so thought of using it.
Beautiful to serve the yogurt.

Ingredients:(serves 2)
Fresh Milk - 1/4 litre
Fresh yogurt or curds - 1 tbsp
Ginger juice - 1 tsp
Fresh mints - 3 to 4 leaves,crushed, or chopped, and one leaf to decorate
Salt to taste
Pepper powder to taste
(Planning to add some carrot or beet juice to it make it more colorful and healthy!! Howzzzzat????)
Method :
Boil the milk and allow it to be warm. Transfer the milk into any  non metallic vessel(the process will be slow in this vessel), the glass or clay pot. Add all the other ingredients and mix it well.
Keep it for few hours(4 to 6 hours) to set the yogurt. In summer it takes less time than in winter and rainy season(Bacterias become lazy during winter and rainy season 
Once the yogurt is set, keep it in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

You can use it in salads, or as chapati spread or in few chaats also.

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lime and Mint to beat the heat

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Summer is here, time to keep us cool and hydrated. 
Here is a very common and simple drink which can be made at home easily. 

Ingredients: (To make 1 glass)
Water - 1 glass
Lime - half +half
Salt  - 1 tsp
Fresh Mint - 4 to 6 leaves
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Ice cubes - 3 to 4

  • Cut the half lime into thick ring to garnish
  • Crush 4 mint leaves
  • Pour the water or Limca in a serving glass.
  • Add salt, lime, pepper and fresh mint.
  • Mix thoroughly. 
  • Add the ice cubes, garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime ring.
  • Serve chilled.
Sending this glass to Radhika's event
Keep Smiling,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Minty Cheese Paratha

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I would love to prepare this everyday, because my younger daughter loves it. I am happy that she loves something good food... And ask me!! I am always ready for CHEESE and that too if it is with Mint!! 
A very tasty combo and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I usually prepare this for an early dinner. A very common paratha, but if you stuff the same with some scrambled paneer, what a healthy way to start your day.
Mint or Pudina is always there in my fridge or many times I keep the mint chutney ready in the refrigerator. I will be waiting for the summer as I dry these fresh mint leaves, powder it and store it again in the fridge.
Mint gives you a very fresh feeling. Add it in the butter milk and have it in the Summer noon. See how fresh you feel.
Here is the recipe:

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water to make the dough.
Mix all the ingredients except water. Keep on adding little water to make the flour into soft dough.
Keep it aside.

For Stuffing:
Fresh Mint or Pudina - 1 small bunch, cleaned, washed and finely chopped
Mozzarella Cheese - 1 cup, grated
Salt to taste
White pepper powder - 1 tsp
Mix all the ingredients and keep it aside.(Not for  long time)

Divide the dough into big lime size balls.
Take one ball, roll it to make a big puri size.
Spread the cheese and mint mixture(About big one spoon or more if you like more cheesy paratha) evenly.

Fold it to give square shape(shown in the photo)

Slowly roll the parathas into square and bigger size.

Roast the parathas with little oil on both the sides.
Serve hot with pickle or sauce(I don't recommend) or some wet chutney. I love to roll it and have it just like that to enjoy the cheese in each bite.

Sending it to PJ's Herbs and Flowers In My Platter.

I know I am late, but got confused with the last date and forgot to check. I kept the post half ready before only,  As there was a time constraint, I could not post it before 15th. I am sorry for the same PJ. Hope to maintain the time in the future.
Keep Smiling,

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