Apr 5, 2008

Spicy cucumber lassi/buttermilk for hot summers= drink recipes

cucumber lassi Buttermilk is the best drink to beat the scorching heat of the hot summers. And cucumber eaten raw or in juiced form quenches thirst and always keeps your body hydrated,as it is rightly said"as cool as cucumber". Combining this makes a ideal drink for the summer. One can refrigerate this and can have the chilled drink number of times a day. It has a lot of health benefits also.
Ingredients-
yogurt - 2 glasses
cucumber- 2 peeled and chopped into cubes
Garlic cloves- 2
Ginger- a small piece finely chopped
Salt- to taste
sugar- 1tsp(optional)
Asafoetida/hing- a pinch
Method-
Blend all the ingredients together and serve chilled.

P.S. You can also add few drops of lime juice and a little chaat masala to enhance its taste and flavour.
I am sending this as my entry for fun 'n' sun event hosted by easycrafts.

Apr 1, 2008

Instant healthy dosa - Dosa recipes

I have been seeing lots of very impressive dosa varieties being posted in many blogs. After googling for some dosa recipes , I decided to combine flour,oats and carrots to make a instant mixed dosa.It tasted good and was quite filling, at the same time very healthy too. I am sending this to Srivalli's dosa mela and also to WBB#20- balanced breakfast hosted by Mansi.

Instant wheat dosa Ingredients-
Rice flour - 1 cup
wheat flour- 1cup
oats- 1cup
grated carrots-1 cup
curds- 1 cup
Green chillies 3 or4 finely chopped
cilantro- chopped
whole black pepper- few
Salt- to taste
Oil - to brush on dosas
Method-
Mix all the ingredients. Add water and make the consistency to that of regular dosa batter. Make dosas by spreading the batter in circular movement on a hot dosa tava.Add little oil to the sides. Flip the dosa and cook both the sides.
Serve hot with any chutney.

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