Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lassi-Mildly sweet beaten curds[Easy summer recipes]

I am on the spree of making easy summer recipes…Juices and curds takes the first seats and rest of the dishes were pushed to the next seat :):)As told earlier in my post butter milk is one thing I use often in summer…My son also loves curd like me!Even if he does not like to have food,I just give him a cup of curd and he relishes the taste…This easy lassi come to my respite and after lunch I convert the remaining curds into this lassi…Refrigerate it and gulp it in one sip :)

Now off to the easy lassi recipe.




You need?

Curds:1 cup

sugar-1 tsp or as per the need



Put the curds and sugar in a blender and blend it well.

If you feel it to be too concentrated add 1/2 cup water and mix well…Refrigerate it and have a cool lassi!


You can top it with ice cubes and served it chilled:)

Neer Mor-Mildy spiced butter milk[Easy summer recipes]

Chennai summer is worse!I do not have the heart to get out of my home apart from the time I leave for work!And a week back I got dehydrated!I was someone who always told others than one should take enough liquids during the summer but I fell sick!completely got dehydrated and it took me a while to come back to normalcy…The husband got bottles and bottles of juice rich in electrolytes and I kept myself hydrated…It has been sometime since I drank tender coconut water…Oh yes that tells me that it has been sometime that the son and I went for a weekend morning walk to marina beach!So the point I wanted to tell is drink as much of water you could or drink buttermilk that helps your body to be hydrated!Even in office I have replaced my coffee with butter milk!

I associate neer mor with ramanavami…We make neer mor and panagam as  neivedhyam to Lord Rama…Here is an easy recipe :)Make it and relish the taste…




You will need?

Thick curd/ butter milk-1 cup

green chilies-1 inch piece

ginger-1 inch piece(wash and peel the skin,roughly chop it)

asafetida-1 tsp

salt-as required

coriander leaves-2 tsp(leaves alone finely chopped and washed)

How to make?

In a mixie add chopped ginger,chili,asafetida and salt and grind it well.

Then add the curd and grind it for a minute…If you feel concentrate add 1/2 cup water and mix it well.finally top it with coriander leaves.

Chill it in refrigerator and serve it cool.





Instead of grinding ginger and green chilies you can add it as chopped ones!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mango pickle[Easy pickle recipe,summer recipe]

It has been sometime I blogged!I wish I blog often :)Summer has already on its peak and chennai is always unique for its scorching heat!I never wish to get out of the home during weekends and like to stay in my cozy cocoon!Also I am just trying to avoid my time in kitchen(who will wish to slog in the suffocating heat!) and try to wrap it with easy peasy recipes!Also there are some seasonal things you get it during summer and I wanted to make best use of it!


Made some vadams(the post is due!),got maavadu for 4 times and converted into excellent maa vadus with spices :)Started making potato fryums(it is drying in the open space and ones it comes out well,a blog would be posted ;)yesterday got a big tangy raw mango!I was skeptical whether to make manga paruppu(mango cooked with dals and spiced up with flavourful spices) but the husband likes pickles and I decided to make this easy pickle!Can be preserved for a week,if refrigerated!


mango ickle


You will need:-

Raw mango-1  big sized

Red chili powder-2 tsp(or as per your need)

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

asafetida –1 tsp

oil-2 tsp

salt-1tsp or as per the need


How do I make?

Wash the mango well and pat it dry

cut it into fine pieces..If you cut it into small pieces it looks good and appalling

In a vessel put the finely chopped mango pieces,asafetida and salt

In a wok add oil and wait till it get heated…Add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle and immediately pour it over the mango pieces…Mix the contents well…Voila!awesome mango pickle is all ready to be served!Goes well with curd rice!