Apr 21, 2010

Sweet Lassi

This is my all time favorite. I still remember I had this sweet lassi in Dhaba (in cenatoph road, chennai - if I am right), when I was in college.Now recently while staying in Intercontinental, Delhi, I got a chance to drink this sweet Lassi and I should admit the fact that Lassi in Delhi is the best. I got this recipe from my landlord here in Delhi.

  1. Yogurt - 1 cup
  2. Thick Butter - 2 tsp ( I used unsalted)
  3. Salt - a pinch (optional)
  4. Sugar - required amount (I used 6 tbsp)
  5. Rose Water - 1 tsp
Blend all the ingredients , till it becomes frothy. Pour it in a glass. . Chill it  and enjoy. I somehow don't feel like adding ice cubes in it. If you prefer to add one.  I did not know that we can add butter in lassi.  It was so yummy. Since I wanted it thick, I didn't add water to yogurt. We can also garnish it with pistachios too. I didn't have them.

I am sending this Sweet Lassi along with my Mango Lassi & Strawberry Smoothie to Srivalli's Thanda Mela

Apr 7, 2010

Salad 2

This is another version of Salad I make very often. This is something in which there i no nuts or fruits.  Here is the recipe.

  1. Lettuce - 1 
  2. Cucumber - 1
  3. Green, Red & Yellow Capsicum/Bell Pepper  -   1/2 each (depending upon the size)
  4. Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp
  5. Carrot - 1 
  6. Broccoli -  1 cup Florets
  7. Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  8. Lemon Juice - 2 tsp (as per taste)
  9. Salt to taste
Chop all the vegetables finely. Mix everything in a bowl adding required amount of salt.  Add lemon juice & olive Oil and mix everything well.

I am sending this Salad Recipe along with Salad with Beetroot for  Madhuri's Serve Me Some Salad Event.


I am also sending these Salad Entries for Usha's Healthy Inspirations Event - Salads.


Apr 4, 2010

Tomato thokku

This thokku is something I made last week before leaving to Chennai. Of course my hubby totally forgot the fact that the thokku is inside the fridge and didn't even bother to take a look. But after coming back from Chennai after a tiring trip, I really liked it with plain rice.  It took less than 10 minutes for me to finish this thokku.

  1. Tomato -2 (chop it finely)
  2. Onion - 1 (chop it finely)
  3. Garlic - 3 cloves (chop it finely)
  4. Mint leaves - 5 or 6 leaves (chopped)
  5. Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Red chillies powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Green chillies - 2 (acc to taste)
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  11. Ajwain seeds - 1/4 tsp
  12. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  13. Hing -  a pinch
  14. Coriander leaves - few
 Pre heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and ajwain seeds.  Add fenugreek seeds and hing and fry it for a minute. Add chopped green chillies and Garlic and fry it till it becomes golden color.  Add the chopped onion and mint. Saute' for few seconds.  Now add the juicy chopped tomatoes to it. Add turmeric powder, red chillies powder and salt and sprinkle a hand full of water. Mix it well and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Adjust water according to your preference.  Garnish it with coriander leaves.  It goes really well with chapathi and with plain rice with teaspoon of ghee.