Sunday, June 22, 2008

Creamy Berry smoothie

Nowadays, we are in the downside on adding new recipes to this blog as other works are standing on top of the 'todo' list. Though we are slow in experimenting new ones, we dont want to keep it stale. We will try with some easy going recipes till we get back in good form. Here's one among those which takes only 5-10 mts of your time but it adds value to your healthy diet in a very big way.

Strawberries and Raspberries are good source of Vitamin C and act as antioxidant. Raspberries stands in the top list of highest fiber content fruits which has 20% of fiber per total weight.

  1. Strawberry - 1 cup
  2. Raspberry - 1 cup
  3. Plain yogurt- 1/2 cup
  4. Milk - 2 cup
  1. In a blender, combine milk, strawberry, raspberry with plain yogurt
  2. Cover and process for 20 seconds or until smooth
  3. Pour into chilled glasses
  4. Crushed ice can be added if you are looking for a chilled drink and yogurt can be replaced with vanilla icecream, if its a party day :)
Serves good for 2 persons

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer Morning Smoothie

If you are in 'no cranberry please' people list, you can try out this combination. It tastes so good with strawberry and banana flavor and gives the highest beneficial nutrients. Start your day with this energetic drink and keep moving.

Cranberries reduce Urinary tract infections.

  1. Low fat vanilla yogurt - 1
  2. Strawberry - 1 cup
  3. Banana - 1
  4. Cranberry juice - 1/2 cup
Cut strawberry and banana and blend with low fat vanilla and cranberry juice in a mixture

Serves for 2 persons

Monday, June 16, 2008

Strawberry Banana Summer blast

Strawberry shake is a perfect drink for this hot summer and the combination with banana boosts our energy levels up and keep us more active. Its an easy to prepare drink which can be made on the go for your rocking summer days.

Strawberries are the most powerful antioxidants. It may help you fight cancer, heart and brain diseases. Rice source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber. Whereas banana in other hand is the best source of Potassium, maintains blood pressure and reduce ulcer.

  1. Strawberry - 1 cup
  2. Banana - 1
  3. Low fat/fat free milk - 2 cups
  4. Sugar - 1/2 cup(follow your sweet craving)
  5. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp(optional)

  1. Cut strawberrys and bananans.
  2. Mix strawberry, banana, sugar, vanilla essence along with milk in a blender.
  3. Add crushed ice if you wish.

Drink up and bring back your energy levels up this morning...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Vegetable Kuruma

One of the South Indian favorite dish is Parota and Kuruma..Parota and Kuruma is the deadly combination which can never be beaten by any other means. In Chennai restaurants(from Saravana Bhavan to road side hotels), this will be the most demanding and consuming dish for dinner. Coconut milk mixed with oil and spices gives this great flavor and aroma...We have this as a 'must' order whenever we go out during weekends in Chennai...As I keep writing, it reminds me the fresh and everlasting memories of our weekend fun in Chennai...What else can be best other than spending the evening time in beach by watching the sun set in the sea which is mind relaxing and ending the weekend memory with our favorite dish, of course parota with kurma in a beach side restaurant.


  1. Onion - 1
  2. Tomato - 1
  3. Vegetables
    1. Beans - 1/4 cup
    2. carrot - 1/2
    3. cauliflower - 1/4 cup
    4. peas - 1/4 cup
  4. green chillies - 3-4
  5. Red bell pepper - 1/4
  6. red chilli powder- 1/2 tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  8. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  9. Garam masala powder - 1/2 tbsp
  10. Coconut milk - 1/4 cup
  11. Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
  12. Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
  13. Ginger - 1/2 ""
  14. Garlic - 3-4 pods
  15. Coconut - 2 tbsp(grated)
  16. Oil - 4 tbsp
  17. Seasoning items
    1. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
    2. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  18. Coriander leaves - to garnish
  1. Grind poppy seeds, Fennel seeds, Coconut, Green chillies, Ginger and garlic in a mixer
  2. Microwave the vegetables for 3 mts with water sprinkled on top for faster cooking
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add seasoning items
  4. Add green chillies and bell peppers and fry till the raw color changes
  5. Add onions and salt to help onions for producing the glaze finish.
  6. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder to the boiling mixture and mix it well
  7. Soon after, add the microwaved vegetables, coconut milk and water
  8. Add the grinded mixture and boil 5-10 mts for the mixture to blend
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves
Relax your hectic weekday with this tasty dinner recipe