Friday, 30 May 2014

Watermelon Cooler

Beat the summer heat with Refreshing drink prepared from watermelon and lemons….


1 ¾   cup watermelon juice
20-25 mint leaves, torn
1/4 cup sugar or to taste
1/4 cup water.
1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  • Muddle the mint with the sugar using a mortar or muddler.  Add the water. (You can microwave for few sec to dissolve the sugar and chill)
  • Strain the mint mixture into a vessel. 
  • Stir the mixture together with the limejuice and watermelon juice.
  • Serve with lots of ice and enjoy!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Choco-Coffee Biscuits

Yummy biscuits with a flavor of coffee and crunchiness of chocolate chips…


1 cup all purpose flour
85 gm butter  
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp hot water
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp chocolate chips


  • Combine instant coffee and hot water.
  • Shift flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Now add coffee mixture and butter mixture to the flour and mix gently.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and make a dough.
  • Shape the dough with cookie cutter and place on greased baking tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 170 deg C.
  • Leave in the tray for 10 minutes, transfer onto wire rack to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Shahi Aloo Masala

Weekend special: Potatoes blended with spices and tomatoes to give distinctly flavorful taste.


4 medium size potatoes
3 medium size tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 bay leaf
1 green chilli, chopped
5-6 cloves garlic
1 small piece chopped ginger
1/2 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
1/4 tsp dry mango powder
2 tbsp oil
Chopped coriander leaves


  • In a small pan, dry roast coriander, cumin and sesame seeds. Allow it to cool and grind.
  • Boil, cool and peel the potatoes. Dice them into small pieces.
  • Boil, cool and peel the tomatoes and grind with garlic, ginger, green chilli to a fine puree.
  • Heat oil, add bay leaf, onion and then add tomato puree, cook on low heat.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and dry mango powder. Cook covered till oil separates.
  • Now add the potatoes and three heaped tsp of the dry roasted masala.
  • Add 1/2 cup of hot water and cook for sometime.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.