Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Made this healthy breakfast / filler a while ago.. Its a traditional 'prasad' in Sindhis and Punjabis..

I'm sending this one to Microwave Easy cooking Potluck Party

350 gms whole wheat flour (ladu atta consistency is better)
4 tbsp ghee
150 gms sugar (or to taste)
8-10 chopped almonds
6-8 crushed cardomom

Mix the wheat flour and the ghee. Roast in a pan for 10-15 mins, stirring continuously, till it gives a pleasant aroma and gets brown.
Let it cool and add the remaining ingredients. The sugar is meant to be whole, and not ground.
This time, I'd made it in the mircowave. Micowaved the wheat flour and the ghee on high for 5 mins. After every minute or less, stop and stir.
In short, its like a 'ladu chura', that low fat, low on ghee, and healthy...
You can keep it for several days (just like ladu), need not store in the fridge, and its good to beat hungry pangs at odd hours :)

- Naina

Lemon grass cooler

This is a wonderful thai beverage which i very recently tasted in Malaysia..it is easy to make,refreshing,cooling and would go with thai dishes like Thai Curry..


Lemon grass

Lime slice



Take some lemon grass in water .Add some sugarand boil it for 15-20 mins till you get the flavour of lemon grass in water.Now put it in fridge and let it cool for approx 4-5 hours

Now take the chilled lemongrass water,add some lime juice ,Sprite and put it in the blender.Add ice cubes and let it blend in the blender.Serve chilled.Decorate it in a martini glass with slice of lime.

You will get the flavour of South east Asia!!

Chef's tip: Optionally add fresh coconut cream if you like in the drink..

Bon Appetit