Dragon fruit smoothie


Hey there! Now let me tell you I am not a smoothie lover, my son is the one who would like all the fruits in his smoothie. So here you have a quick recipe for all the fitness freak people.

Smoothie is made by blending the fruit with milk or curd. Without discarding the pulp. Not like any fruit juice, where the pulp is thrown away.

Start your morning with this healthy and wholesome drink.

Dragon fruit is filled with antioxidants, with fewer calories. Vitamin C is high in dragon fruit. Sugar content is also low in this fruit.

Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya.

Dragon fruit smoothie

Where is it found?

Mostly in Mexico and Central America.

What fruit is it?

It’s a tropical fruit, which is easily available in all the supermarkets.

A deliciously creamy and fresh homemade dragon fruit smoothie is ready in your kitchen without any added preservatives.

Making this is quite simple and easy.

Let’s get the recipe here

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Dragon fruit smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dragon fruit
  • 1 cup banana
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Few drops of vanilla essence
  • Ice cubes

Method

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender
  • Blend on high speed
  • Pour in the serving glass and enjoy
  • A simple and quick smoothie recipe is here for you, hope you enjoyed it
  • Until then keep exploring.

Greek salad recipe


Salads have been the most important part of any country, each one has its own version and variety. Today I am exploring this Mexican salad. Tastes delicious, it’s wholesome, full of protein, fibre, flavourful and healthy. What else can one ask for? Have this Greek salad just a bowl and you are done.

This particular salad is made with boiled chickpea and feta cheese. A whole lot of veggies are also added with a salad dressing to enhance the flavour. I have been a fan of this wholesome salad since I ate this, my son drools over this.

Dressing in this salad should be added only before serving, otherwise, the salad will turn soggy. One can mix all the given ingredients and refrigerate them and add the dressing while serving.

Greek salad

So let’s get the recipe straight away

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Ingredient

  • 1 cup boiled chickpea
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber with the skin
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 cup spinach leaves chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds(roasted)
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 200 grams Feta cheese
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
Salad

Method

  • Take large bowl, add boiled chickpea.onion, cucumber, tomato,spinach, lemon juice, black peper powder, sesame seeds, red chili flakes, oregano, sugar, salt, coriander leaves, olive oil.
  • Give it a nice toss
  • Now, crumble feta cheese and add in the salad
  • Mix it again
  • Greek salad is ready to be served
  • Hope you enjoyed this simple and easy salad
  • If you have tried making this do comment down below.
  • Until then keep exploring…….

If you want to make this a day before do not add in the oil, salt, sugar n cheese. Add when you are serving this will keep the salad crunchy n fresh.

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Lay’s chips chaat


Here’s another quick snack recipe for that instant go…. Lay’s are loved by all and we tend find them in every shop near n far.

The best snack for any sudden guests in the house. Kids most demanded chips in a new avatar.

Basic ingredients are required here and this awesome chaat is ready.

I have used Hot n Sweet flavour, you can pick your favourite one . Topping this with cheese makes it more drool worthy.

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Lay’s chaat

Let’s get the recipe now

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Lay’s Cheese Chaat

Recipe

  • One pack of Lay’s chips
  • 1/2 cup Chopped onions
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Green chutney
  • 2 tablespoon veg burger mayonnaise
  • Black salt
  • Few coriander leaves
  • Black pepper powder
  • Cheese slices

Method

  • Spread Lay’s on a microwave safe plate
  • Top them with Chopped onions , tomato, green chutney, black salt, coriander leaves and last the main ingredient cheese slices
  • Microwave it for few seconds till cheese melts
  • Remove it from the oven
  • Sprinkle some black pepper powder and enjoy
  • Hope you enjoyed the recipe here.
  • Do share your thoughts
  • Here’s a video for this recipe

Oreo Frappe


Having young kid’s in the house makes all the mothers “The Chef”. Figuring things out the taste of the food they had at friends place or this Starbucks Frappe, mothers have to know allπŸ˜‰

Coming to this very famous Oreo frappe for which the world is crazy, is definitely simple and easy to make. Ingredients used in here are easily available near your local grocery shop.

Can be made in just 5 minutes and served in this super hot summer’s. Refreshing and cooling one.

What is Frappe?

Very simple Frappe is an instant coffee based drink, with variety of flavours. And we are making Oreo Frappe today.

Let’s get the recipe

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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 crushed Chocolate oreo biscuits
  • 2 cups vanilla icecream
  • 4 teaspoon instant coffee concentrate
  • 1 cup milk (chilled)
  • Chocolate syrup (optional)
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Some crushed oreo biscuits for garnish

Method

  • In a blender jar add milk, crushed oreos, icecream, chocolate syrup (if using) instant coffee
  • Blend this on high speed
  • Pour this in a serving glass
  • Top it with some whipped cream and oreo biscuits
  • Ready to enjoy
  • If you like add ice cubes also in the Frappe
  • Oreo frappe is ready
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Pan Fried Banana


Love Banana’s then this recipe is just for you and your loved one’s . Simple easy and quick recipe for anytime cravings. My son loves this a lot. Just follow the recipe and you don’t have to bother.

What goes in making this.

Here we only need sugar, butter, cinnamon powder and some Chopped dry fruit. That’s it…sounds cool…right.

Type of banana used.

We need semi riped banana here, over riped will be too mushy.

Let’s get the recipe going…

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Pan Fried banana

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas Chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon/ nutmeg powder
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Method

  • Take a non stick pan, add butter
  • Let it melt, add in sugar
  • Let the sugar dissolve
  • Now place the Chopped bananas on the butter and fry till golden brown in colour
  • Off the flame, place the fried banana on a serving plate
  • Garnish with cinnamon/ nutmeg powder
  • And some Chopped nuts
  • Pan Fried bananas are ready for serving
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Bun Maska


Bun maska is nothing but bread butter, with a little twist here. This Banarasi Bun maska is one of the best bun I have had in my life, simple and sober.

Banaras has a very unique way of toasting their buns, the charred taste of the bun with dollops of butter applied on it makes one craving for more.

With my recent visit to Varanasi I did get the opportunity to taste all the famous stuff Varanasi is famous for. One of them is this Bun maska. To be frank this was my husband’s favourite and I use to wonder what is it…..now after tasting this Bun maska I am in love with it.

So thought of recreating the Bun maska which I had in Varanasi with you guys, so that you can enjoy if not possible to reach πŸ˜‰

Let’s get the recipe

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Bun maska

Bun Maska

Ingredients:

  • 2 burger bun or bread slices
  • Amul butter
  • Chaat Masala
  • Black salt/ Kala namak

Method:

  • First cut buns into two slice
  • Apply butter on both the sides of bun or bread
  • Place a grilling stand on fire
  • Keep the buns on them for the smoky taste
  • Turn them quickly to toast on both the sides
  • Remove from fire and keep on a serving plate
  • Apply generous amount of butter on the buns
  • Sprinkle chaat masala and black salt according to taste
  • Place the bun on one another
  • Toast them again on fire quickly
  • Apply butter on top of the buns serve them hot.
  • Bun maska is ready to be enjoyed the Banarasi way.
  • Whole of Purvanchal region enjoys their bun maska in this manner
  • Hope you loved the desi recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Boondi Kheer Recipe


Kuch Toh Meetha Hojaye

Often times we have to deal with leftover food be it savoury or meetha. This festive season I was left with meetha boondi which, when was fresh was consumed quickly as I stored it in refrigerator so that it’s shelf life increases, no one… Literally no one is interested in eating them. Now I can’t waste this, so just thought of turning these boondis into something fresh creamy and subtle. You can have them cold or hot.

Boondi kheer

Boondi kheer balances the sweetness, there is no excess of sugary taste due to the milk added in it.

This kheer is a fusion recipe to surprise your guests or loved ones.

Serves well on all the festive season, as the Indian festival are around the corner, do try this scrumptious Boondi kheer.

This kheer is completely rich in taste as we have added dry fruit, milk powder and milk.

Detailed recipe card is here

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Boondi Kheer

Ingredients

  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup dry fruit powder (almond n cashews)
  • 1 1/2 cup boondi (sweet)
  • 1/2 teaspoon elaichi powder
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoon sugar or as per taste

Method

  • Take pan, boil milk for 1 minute
  • Add saffron strands
  • Add milk powder and stir
  • Keep the flame low
  • Add dry fruit powder
  • Mix well
  • Now add in Boondi
  • Add in elaichi powder and sugar
  • Boil for few minutes (2 minutes)
  • Off the flame
  • Let the kheer cool down, as it cools kheer tends to thicken due to boondis
  • Creamy and thick boondi kheer is ready
  • Milk powder and dry fruit powder gives this kheer an extra flavour and texture.
  • Boondi ki kheer is ready to be served
  • Hope you loved this simple recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Jamun juice


The Darker The Berry,

The Sweeter The Juice

-By Thomas Jefferson

Have you tried this Jamun juice yet, here’s a simple recipe that you can use to store or make a drink instantly. Only few things one has to follow for the shelf life of this drink.

Welcome to my blog and thanks a lot for stopping by. Hope you love this recipe, do let me know through your comments.

Jamun or Java plum are seasonal fruit of India, one can find them during rainy season from June to September.

This is a local fruit grown here with a lovely taste and health benefits.

One can usually find them served in green leaves sprinkled with kala namak or black salt and believe me this tastes yum.

Here’s the recipe card for making a healthy drink with Kala Jamun

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Kala Jamun juice

Kala Jamun juice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup de-seeded jamun/java plum
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or according to taste)
  • 1/4 tablespoon jeera powder /cumin
  • 1/4 tablespoon Kala namak /black salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

Method

  • Boil Jamun with water and sugar, for 2 minutes
  • Let it cool down completely
  • If you haven’t de-seeded the Jamun, do it after boiling
  • Pour the mixture in a blender
  • Add jeera powder, lemon juice and salt
  • Blend on high speed
  • Strain the Jamun pulp
  • This pulp is thick
  • store it in air tight container
  • And dilute it with water when serving
  • This stays fresh for a week, if you have boiled.
  • Serve it chilled
  • Kala Jamun juice is ready in this lovely weather.
  • Hope you loved this simple recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Mango smoothie


A Healthy Outside

Starts From Inside.”

By Robert Urich

What do you have as an energy drink after a lovely walk or workout… Some protein powder, I would suggest you to have this healthy smoothie as it has no preservatives and is freshly made with fresh fruits available in the house.

Mango smoothie

My son is a lover of all types of smoothie and milkshakes. This was also his favorite one. After finishing his regular exercise he craves for this.

Smoothie are made with raw fruits and vegetables with your favorite ice-cream, milk and yoghurt as the base same as milkshake.

There are green smoothie with spinach or kale, point is that you can explore with your smoothie.

Today’s smoothie is with mango and banana, instead of Greek yogurt I have used regular curd here.

You can check out my Mango lassi drink hereMango lassi recipe

So let’s get the recipe card

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Mango smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 banana
  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • Vanilla essence (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or as per taste)
  • Garnish with some chocolate syrup

Method

  • Take blender add all the given ingredient and blend on high speed
  • Pour it in a glass and serve with or without ice cube
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature
  • Smoothie recipes are so very simple and easy to make.
  • Include them in your daily diet on daily basis.
  • Hope you loved this simple recipe for more do visit again.
  • Until then keep exploring…….

People who love some kind of essence in their drink can opt for vanilla essence,otherwise skip it

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Rhododendron Tea/ Buransh ki chai


Me being a tea lover who loves to explore new variations now n then,just came across this Buransh tea.

One of my pahadi friends introduced me to this tea.A very popular tea with locals of Uttarakhand and Tibet.

Himalayan ranges being abode to many treasures some are known and some are yet to be discovered. Rhododendron flowers grows 4000 metres above sea level especially in Uttarakhand.

Period of Bloosom

From May to June

Medicinal benefits:

This flower holds a lot of medicinal properties.

Helps in digestion, reduces fever and swelling in abdomen.

A bright red bell shaped flower.The wood is used in making artefacts. The smoke released by burning of Buransh’s is said to be purifying the Himalaya’s.These flowers are handpicked and dried to retain their properties.

Buransh flower

Buransh is considered sacred by the locals here.

Did you know Nepal’s national flower is Rhododendron flower.They are called ‘Laali Guraans’

Coming to the recipe,here the petals of these flower are sun dried and stored in an air tight container.To enhance the taste of this tea do add some basil leaves to them.

Brewing this tea is quite simple,boil water with sugar and buransh petals ,off the flame add half tea spoon of green tea cover with a lid for few seconds,strain and serve.

Let’s get a cup of Buransh Tea

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Rhododendron tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Buransh leaves or tea
  • 1 tablespoon green tea

Method:

  • Boil water with sugar and buransh tea
  • Add green tea
  • Cover and leave it to settle
  • Strain and enjoy
  • Buransh ki chai is completely ready

The one I am using here is with basil leaves,you can just add in fresh basil leaves

This tea is available at all online portals as well.

Almond milk/Badam doodh


Old is gold we all have heard this and today I am talking about Almond milk or Badam doodh.In every Indian household one might have drank this soothing milk to boost your immunity or just to have a change in our regular milk.

Badam milk/almond milk

Why we need to drink Almond milk/ Badam milk

Simple, it does change the taste as well it is one of the best health drink with power pack nutrition. Instead of adding store packed health drink powder to our milk go for home made version.

soaked almonds

It all starts with soaking almonds/ badam for half an hour in warm water

Peeling the skin off and grinding it to a fine taste.You can add a tablespoon of milk while grinding the almond paste.

After the paste is ready, boil milk in a pan,pour the almond/ badam paste in the boiling milk and cook for five minutes or till the raw smell of the badam is gone.

Almond/badam paste

Milk tends to get thicker after adding almond paste.Now to enhance the taste add 1/2 tablespoon elaichi/cardamom powder along with sugar,boil till sugar dissolves

Pour into glass and serve hot in winter’s and chilled in summer’s

A simple, healthy and power pack milk is ready for your growing kids or old one’s

By feeding all this stuff we can keep our loved one’s healthy and strong.Hope you liked the recipe

Almond milk/Badam milk

Almond milk/Badam milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup badam/Almond soaked in warm water
  • 2 glass milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon elaichi powder
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • Fine slice of badam for garnish
Boiled almond milk

Method:

  • Soak badam for half an hour in warm water
  • Peel and grind to fine paste
  • Boil milk in a saucepan
  • Pour badam paste in the milk
  • Cook for 5 minutes or till raw smell of the almond is gone
  • While cooking milk starts to thicken
  • Add elaichi powder and sugar
  • Boil for few seconds
  • Pour them into glasses and serve hot
  • Badam milk is ready,enjoy it
  • Until then keep exploring……

Kesar doodh/saffron milk


Kesardoodh has a very special place in every Indian’s heart from our ancestors to our mother’s they will never go wrong with Kesar doodh and make it a point that every winter these nutrients are served to everyone in the family.

Kesar has a special place in Ayurveda, This protects from cold, good for the heart. Gives one a good sleep, Good for the skin also.

Very easy and quick to make a drink, let’s see what goes into making Kesar doodh

I have not added cardamom powder here as it overpowers the aroma of Kesar/saffron as this is Kesar doodh so let us keep it simple no need to make it fancy

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kesardoodh

Kesar doodh

Ingredients:

  • 2 glasses of milk
  • 8 to 10 strands of saffron
  • 2 tablespoon sugar

Method:

  • Boil milk in a saucepan, once it starts boiling add in saffron strands
  • Boil for 1 minute more
  • Add sugar
  • Off the flame and cover the milk half(so that the milk doesn’t get spoiled)
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes, so that saffron dissolves well
  • After 15 minutes open the lid and just press the saffron strands with a spoon so that more flavour and colour are observed in the milk.
  • If you wish boil the milk again if it has gone cold.
  • Serve kesar doodh warm
  • A Healthy and nutritious drink is ready
  • Until then keep exploring……

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