Category: Indian Drink – Sharbat Recipes

cucumber-yogurt-smoothie

Summer Coolers ~ Cucumber Mint Smoothie

On a hot day like today, there is nothing more refreshing than a chilled yogurt based drink. Prepared a smoothie using chilled homemade curd, fresh mint leaves and cucumber. Quick, easy and a healthy way to get calcium into your diet.

mango-coconut-smoothie

Summer Coolers ~ Mango Coconut Smoothie

A nourishing, refreshing mango drink with the special flavor of rich and creamy coconut milk. Vegans will relish this dairy-free, fiber rich mango lassi.

ragi-almond-shake

Summer Coolers ~ Ragi Almond Drink

Calcuim rich Finger millet aka Ragi is a wonder grain that helps to cool our body making a nutritious cooler during summer.

watermelons

Summer Coolers ~ Watermelon Smoothie

Come summer, its the season for watermelons. I usually blend the watermelon cubes along with fresh mint and serve chilled. Watermelon smoothie is another great summer cooler that is prepared using de-seeded and cubed watermelon, strawberry crush and honey. Simply superb!

ripe-mango-juice

Summer Coolers ~ Fresh Mango Juice

Summer is the only season one can relish fresh homemade ripe mango juice and I make best use of our home grown mangoes. ‘Suvarnarekha’, a variety of sweet mango is best suited to prepare mango juice. Its pulp blends well to yield a smooth creamy juice.

sapota-chikoo

Summer Coolers ~ Chikku (Sapota) Milkshake

Chikku milk shake is an apt cold drink to counter the blistering summer heat, a healthy alternate to store bought artificial drinks.

homemade-mint-lemonade

Summer Coolers ~ Ginger Mint Lemonade

Mint-y, ginger-y, tang-y lemonade – one of my favorite thirst quencher for those hot sultry days. A summertime beverage that is sure to please your family and friends at a picnic or barbeque party.

lemonade

Summer Coolers ~ Nimbu Pani – Lemonade

During summer months I avoid long hours in the kitchen. Usually in the month of May, our mid day meals are quick to prepare, light, healthy and refreshing, mostly fruits, smoothies, coolers and light meals like wraps, salads and lightly sauteed vegetables.

Carrot Delight

8 Healthy Summer Coolers

Carrot Delight How do you beat the heat during hot summer days? Do you take to aerated colas or home made healthy juices and natural drinks like tender coconut water to quench thirst and...

Cold coffee and raw papaya salad

Summer Coolers ~ Iced Cocoa-Coffee

During summers this is a kind of drink I really relish, absolutely chilled cocoa coffee. Brilliant flavor. I made it the other day along with green papaya salad. Neither too strong nor mild, the...

Ripe suvarnarekha (backyard garden)

Aam Ki Lassi – Mango Yogurt Smoothie & Mango Milk Shake

Antioxidant, fibre-rich, sweet and juicy mango, considered the ‘king of fruits’, is the most beloved fruit to us at home. Can you imagine yourself sitting under the shade of a tree on a hot...

Carrot Milk

Gajjar Ka Doodh – Carrot Milk

Gajjar ka doodh is one recipe I’ve tweaked and tested a number of times and today’s version, is one which I keep returning to and well received by family and friends. Well, it all...

Badam Kheer - Almond Drink

Badam Kheer – Almond Dessert (Drink)

An aromatic Indian culinary enticement that is an absolute delight to the sweet-toothed is Badam Kheer, a milk based dessert/drink where ground almonds are cooked in milk and sugar and flavored with saffron and...

Majjiga - Buttermilk

Majjiga – Andhra Spiced Buttermilk (Salted Yogurt Drink)

Summer time conjures up memories of big cool earthern pots of churned buttermilk kept in the open verandah of my tatayya’s (grandfather) farmhouse and those visiting him being offered a glass of cool refreshing...

Elachi Chai – Indian Cardamom Tea (VRC- Cardamom)

Elachi Chai – Indian Cardamom Tea (VRC- Cardamom)

The theme for this week’s VRC started by Alysha of The Savoury Notebook is ‘Cardamom’,the queen of all spices.The first thought that came to my mind was ‘Elachi Chai’ or ‘Cardamom Tea’ ,a milky...

Natural Home Remedies To Fight Common Cold -Meme

Natural Home Remedies To Fight Common Cold -Meme

At some point or the other we all succumb to the cold virus and are left sniffing and sneezing all day long with a heavy head.Whenever you have a stuffy nose, those irritating symptoms...

Indian Kitchen – Traditional Coffee Filter & Modern Coffee Maker

Indian Kitchen – Traditional Coffee Filter & Modern Coffee Maker

The magnificent aroma of hot and freshly brewed coffee will hover over most South Indian homes every morning and a traditional coffee filter is essential to prepare it. Brewing coffee is an art and one masters with practice and according to one’s taste, some like it light or strong or black. To get that perfect decoction, is a ritual that most women follow each and every day.