Paan Shots

The traditional Indian aftermint made with betel leaves , gulkand ( rose petal jam ) and fennel seeds , just got a makeover ! These Paan shots have the same all-time-favorite Paan flavor ,paired with the richness of ice cream. They are just delish. There are always certain tradition in every family , mine was no different. After a heavy meal on occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi , Mahalaxmi puja , Diwali or Dashehra , my Dad used to get sweet Paan for everyone present. And we kids used to get a teeny – tiny part of it to taste. Even…

Mango Soft Serve

My family ( hubby’s side) is one of the biggest mango lovers I’ve ever known. They enjoy , every mango out there, be it any type, to the same extent. AAMRAS is a permanent accompaniment with every meal that we have throughout the mango season. Even people visiting us during summer vacations, go through all the trouble to get Mango Petis( Wooden boxes having anywhere around 4 to 6 dozen mangoes) for us. And we do the same , ofcourse if we visit them! So every year we get to taste the finest mangoes of almost every variety . From…

Cold Coffee

With the sun shining ever-so_bright and the temperatures soaring high ……. I end up going to the fridge and searching for some chilled treats all the time. Today , when I was scanning my fridge, I found just the exact ingredients to make this beautiful chilled mug of cold coffee. An all-time-favorite of mine , ready in just a few minutes. It’s all that I needed today , just to chill and forget about the summer heat. A great cooler for this season , that can be put together in a jiffy. Do give it a try if you are…

Masala Doodh – Kojagiri special

Masala Doodh/Spiced milk – kojagiri special! And I am back after the break ! And that too with a great recipe, specially made on Kojagiri Pornima ! Generally I celebrate this festival just because it’s a tradition , but this year I got to know some more facts about it, which I found quite interesting ! Thanks to my in-laws who were visiting us during this time and my kids , who were after me with innumerable questions . That’s when Wikipedia came to my rescue! So what is Kojagiri Pornima ?

Mango Panha Recipe

Summer. It doesn’t seem to be ending soon, does it. As the temperatures soar high , my brain radar constantly searches for something chilled to drink. I avoid any aerated drinks or packaged fruit juices (as much as possible) in my house. So it’s an even bigger task to make mocktails or fruit punches that’ll interest my kids. I am constantly experimenting with fruits and flavours. I Also tried some mocktails for birthday parties and other get-together, and everybody loved them! And You know what? Peer pressure always works! When your kids friends say , that they loved the fruit…

Tomato Carrot Soup

The color tells it all , doesn’t it? There’s definitely something in this soup , apart from tomatoes, right? Don’t worry it isn’t food color. The coloring agent used is beetroot, the best edible red color you can get! The soup is a delicate mix of tomatoes, carrots n yes ….beetroot with a simple seasoning . The soup brings out the basic flavors of the veggies , and makes it one of the best comfort foods ! I bet , a lot of us ( me included ), don’t have a definite liking for beetroot. This tomato soup recipe is…

Spiced Buttermilk / Mattha

MONSOON…….. COME SOON! This year the Monsoon seem to be a little delayed, And Summer has comfortably settled in. The hottest topic around is, How to beat the heat? And my answer to it is – Summer Coolers ! And today its going to be Spiced Buttermilk! Spiced buttermilk is a great accompaniment for any maharashtrian meal. It is an essential component of buffet menus at all marriages , ceremonies or pujas in Maharashtra. But you can enjoy it equally well as a summer cooler. It is a healthy drink and is good for your stomach ( quoting my mom!)….