Pumpkin Raitha | Posanikai thayir pachadi | Indian Salad


Raitha is a simple recipe which goes well with any spicy biryani, Indian flat bread or as such.I recently started following a diet plan for weight loss and init comes this which pumpkin which is made as raitha and to be had for lunch.First, i thought how can one have only this for lunch but later after consuming it I felt my tummy fill with out any other dish.Do try this simple recipe which hardly takes 5-8 minutes to make.

Broken wheat khichdi | Samba Rava Khichdi | Easy Breakfast


Scorching heat is unbearable and we feel nothing to eat or cook.Just drinking liquid food makes our tummy feel full and good.So nowadays I have reduced cooking and goes for  some easy quick fixing meal.When it comes for breakfast its only me who eat is as children get up very late and straight away eat their lunch.AS its only for me I opt for upma,khichadi, etc.

Rosemilk with sabja seeds | Roohafaza with sweet basil seeds | Summer drink

Refreshing summer drink with roohafza,chilled milk and sweet basil seeds.Sabja seed is  also known as sweet basil seed  which instantly reduces the body heat.So during summer try to use this seeds in most drink .Just add little seeds in water and leave for few minutes you will see the seeds bloom well absorbing the water and become jelly-like substance.

Orange Iced Tea | Iced Tea | Summer Drink

orange iced tea

Temperature is steadily rising day by day and all we feel is to have some liquid food / drink other than heavy meals.I feel a bit irritating to work in kitchen to cook lunch as its to hot.So I make mostly curd based simple lunch and spicy, elaborated meal for dinner. To quench the thirst children haunt in fridge and if they find any drinks they gulp it in one shot.So I keep something in my refrigerator for them.This orange iced tea is one such which is just perfect for the weather.I had already posted watermelon iced tea and followed the same method here.

Raw Turkey Berry - Coconut Tamarind Gravy | Paachai Sundakai Kuzhambu | Gravy for rice

Lip smacking slightly spiced,soured, tangy gravy that goes well with hot steamed rice along with some mildely spiced side dish. Adding the raw turkey berry as a whole might taste sour and to avoid it slightly crush them either with hard ladle or motar-pedstle.I have added coconut paste which is purely optional.Let's see how to make this kuzhambu.

Strawberry Mojito | Non Alcoholic Mojito | Summer Drink


Mojito is nothing but a carbonated drink with dominating citrus flavor.Mostly in this drink alcohol is used but since here we don't prefer alcohol I just used soda water.You can make this drink with any fruit but citrus fruit really more punching and refreshing.



I already have lemon mojito recipe which is just a mix of lemon,mint and aerated drink.Here in this strawberry mojito I just have added  fresh strawberry with lemon juice and carbonated drink with soda water.Do check my raspberry fizz, gulkand milkshake,oats buttermilk , mango iced tea for some ideas to make summer drink for this scorching heat.
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