Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Weather is getting hotter, and its time for some refreshing and relaxing drinks to quinch the thirst, as finally Summer has arrived!

Lassi is really a refreshing and delicious drink which is so common in north India during summer times. It can be made alone or with some flavours of different fruits. This time I tried strawberry. An surely is tasty and refreshing as well. I’m sharing the recipe for making an easy strawberry lassi, this is a great smoothie to sip during this crouching heat.


1. Fresh Strawberries- 6
2. Yogurt- ½ cup
3. Water, chilled- ¼ cup
4. Sugar- 2 tbsp


1. Cut the strawberries in halves.

2. In a mixer grinder, add the halved strawberries, yogurt, milk and sugar. Blend at high speed until smooth.

3. Pour into a glass, add a few ice cubes if needed.

4. Serve, and Enjoy!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014



1. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp.
2. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
3. Red dry whole chilly – 2 nos.
4. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
5. Shallots – 6 nos., chopped
6. Tomato – 2 nos., large, chopped
7. Chilly powder – ½ tsp.
8. Curd – ½ cup
9. Salt – to taste

To grind
10. Coconut – ½ cup, grated
11. Garlic – 2-3 cloves, chopped
12. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp.
13. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
14. Shallots – 2 nos.
15. Water – ¼ cup


1. Grind the above mentioned ingredients in the section “to grind” to a coarse paste. Keep aside.

2. Place a saucepan, add coconut oil. Let it turn hot in medium heat. Sputter mustard seeds.
3. Then add red dry chilly & curry leaves. Saute for a second.
4. Add small onions along with salt and saute for a minute till translucent.

5. Add tomatoes, cook covered till tomatoes are slightly mashed. (do not overcook)

6. Add the coarsely grounded mixture. Combine well and let cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

7. Add chilly powder and cook for a minute. Add more salt if needed.

8. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add curd and combine well till it is well combined. (N.B: Don’t add curd with the heat turned on, heat will curdle the it.)

9. Keep covered for a few minutes.

10. Yummy thakkaali puliserry is ready. Serve it along with rice.