Saturday, April 22, 2017
Mango passion fruit juice is a simple drink made with tropical fruits mango and passion fruit. Both flavours blend well together and makes an excellent drink.
Both mango and passion fruit are in season now and I made this yesterday. I had a long time wish to try passion fruit, but scared as usual to try. But it tastes and smells really good. I am going to buy passion fruit often hereafter and make juice.
How to make mango passion fruit juice:
Step by step pictures
- Cut passion fruit into two. Scoop the pulp in the middle gently with a spoon.
- Slice mangoes and scoop its pulp too and add to a blender. Add sugar.
- Blend well with water. Filter through a big metal strainer to eliminate the seeds of passion fruit. Use chilled water while filtering to get all the pulp while straining.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Sago payasam recipe - Javvarisi or sabudana with sugar, milk in pressure cooker method. Full video and step by step post.
Last year, I got a mail from my reader (Amirthavarshini) after I shared my sago payasam with jaggery video when I updated my old post with video. She mailed her mom's method of making sago payasam by roasting and pressure cooking the sago for payasam instead of soaking it. I then realized my mom also never used to soak sago but roast sago to make payasam. So wanted to try sago payasam with sugar and in pressure cooker. I tried this pressure cooker method for Tamil new year and turned out perfect. I used jaggery and coconut milk the other day, but thought since my blog has already sago payasam with jaggery, will post this sago payasam with sugar this time.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Roohafza refreshing mocktail, a drink made with mint and lemon in virgin mojito style. I have used plain soda for this drink.
As I have said earlier, I didn't like the plain roohafza with water. I like it with milk as in mohabbat ka sharbat. So I thought of adding mint and plain soda like in virgin mojito. It was really refreshing for this summer. It's very simple to prepare if you have chilled soda and few fresh mint in stock.
How to make rohaafza mojito video:
I have a mint plant growing in my balcony to get few fresh leaves for my cooking. I always add mint to biryani and like few in my veg kurma, which I make weekly once for Aj's lunch box. Since I use only very few numbers, buying mint leaves always ends up in wastage. Not a big fan of mint chutney and thogayal, atleast not that often. So I decided to grow few plants so that I can get few when needed. And it is quite handy for me.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Elephant yam or karunai kizhangu added in a tangy delicious gravy prepared for rice. We make it just like any other puli kuzhambu. This is very good for health. We call it senai kizhangu also.
I have already tried making senai kizhangu tawa fry, senai kizhangu chips and senai kizhangu curry. But haven’t made kuzhambu with this. I made it today as I had a big half of this senai kizhangu. I have made pidi karunai kizhangu puli kuzhambu, but this one, I dont remember if I had made it before.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Godhuma rava payasam is our recent favorite payasam, made with broken wheat, jaggery and milk as main ingredients.
Last year, when we saw samba godhumai rava in Mustafa, Vj told it will be nice if we make payasam with it. So I thought of trying it and bought. From then, I have made many a times, though more like a godhumai sweet kanji type. Why I say kanji because, I prepare without cardamom and cashew nuts as Vj doesn't like both. I make it with sugar too. and less milk.
Since this Friday Tamizh new year is coming up, thought of posting this special payasam as Tamil New year recipe.