Friday, July 30, 2010

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Banana -1 large
Milk – 1 cup
Sugar – 2 tbs
Coco powder - 1tsp
Vanilla essence – few drops
Ice cubes – as required

In a blender mix all the above ingredients and blend until it becomes smooth. Pour it into a glass, add ice cubes and serve immediately

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Watermelon Morukari

Watermelon – ¼ piece small of watermelon
Yogurt (Curd) – ¾ cup
Garlic – 4 or 5 flakes
Ginger – small piece
Green chili - 2
Red chill - 3
Curry leaves - few
Mustard – 1tsp
Asafetida – ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for seasoning


Scrape the bottom part of the water melon and keep aside. Grind ¾ of the scraped watermelon and green chili. Chop the remaining into small pieces. Beat yogurt in a blender adding little water. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds & asafetida, when mustard seed splutters add red chili & curry leaves and sauté for few seconds. Then add ginger & garlic and sauté until raw smell goes away.

Add the ground watermelon into it and allow it to boil, when it starts boiling nicely & starts becoming thick add the chopped watermelon pieces, mix well, allow it to boil for few minutes. Finally add yogurt mix well and remove from fire.

Note: This recipe has a taste of sweet & sour. Those who like the taste of sweet & sour, will surely enjoy this.