Amla Gur Ki Chai | Healthy Beverage | Indian Gooseberry Jaggery Tea

Cultivated throughout India and nearby countries, amla has gained a following throughout the world as a “superfruit.” It’s no surprise — a 100-gram serving of fresh amla berries contains as much vitamin C as 20 oranges.  

Amla Gur Ki Chai

Amla, also known as Indian gooseberries, grows on a flowering tree of the same name. The small berries are round and bright or yellow-green. Though they are quite sour on their own, their flavor can enhance recipes they’re added to. A tangy fruit, Indian Gooseberry is mostly available during the winter months. This fruit is particularly famous for its unusual taste as it contains a mixture of different flavors ranging from bitter, pungent, sweet to astringent and sour.

Healthy Beverage

Amla, if consumed both in the fruit and juice form, may help you get rid of those unwanted, extra fat around your waist. Amla juice is known to be one of the best natural juices one may consume for quick fat burn and weight loss. But to break the monotony, there is another way you can add amla to your weight loss diet is by simply making its tea.

Indian Gooseberry Jaggery Tea

Sounds interesting, right? Amla juice is known to be one of the best natural juices one may consume for quick weight loss. However, there is another way you can add amla to your weight loss diet is by simply making its tea. Preparing amla tea is extremely easy and will not take only 10 minutes.

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Ingredients : (For 2 cups)
Water – 2 & 1/2 cups
Grated amla – 2 (remove seed)
Grated ginger – 1/2 tsp
Grated jaggery – 2 tbsp ( adjust according to your taste)

Method :

  1. Heat water in a pan and let it boil. Add grated amla, ginger and fennel.
  2. Let it boil for 10 minutes on low heat. After 10 minutes switch off the flame and add jaggery.o
  3. Cover it for 1 minute and then filter tea. Enjoy
Healthy Drink

Vitamin C Tea | Mandarin Ginger Tea | No Sugar Chai | Fruit Beverage

Winter is nearly here which means it’s time to up our Vitamin C intake to help enhance our immunity and fight off the winter sniffles. This cozy, comforting Mandarin Ginger Tea for one is ready to go in under 10 minutes. Made with fresh mandarin orange, ginger, and with masala chai powder is a quick way to warm up. It pairs well with books, cozy blankets, and chilly nights or crisp mornings.

Vitamin C Tea

Mandarins are a delicious and healthy way to do this, whether you’re after a tasty snack to have on the go or want to enhance your go-to salad with some citrus flavour. Mandarins are a great, tasty, low-calorie winter fruit, packed with plenty of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to keep you and your family healthy during the cooler months.

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Ingredients : (For 2 cups)
Water – 2 & 1/2 cups
Chopped mandarin – 2 (remove white pith)
Grated ginger – 1 tsp
Chai ka masala – 1/2 tsp

Mandarin Ginger Tea

Method :

  1. Heat water in a pan and let it boil.
  2. Add ginger with chopped mandarins and chai ka masala. Mash all ingredients with a potato masher.
  3. Let it boil for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Then filter tea and enjoy. Fresh fruit tea.
No Sugar Chai

Christmas Beverage | Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea

The Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea recipe is rich in all the classic flavors. The sweet apples with the cinnamon and cloves spices give you precisely what Christmas eve should taste like in a cup. To make this Apple cinnamon tea, I haven’t used any tea leaves while making tea, to avoid caffeine and reap the maximum benefits. With only four ingredients and in just 10 minutes this tea is ready. This tea comes way better than store-bought.

Christmas Beverage

Homemade Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea is a refreshing, soothing, and relaxing drink. Make this delicious tea in 10 minutes. Tea is a staple around and has been enjoyed for over a millennium. It is a versatile drink and can be made in many flavors. Apple tea is one of the greatest drinks to have originated in Turkey. This recipe will help you make the best refreshing apple tea at home, nothing more than a pantry staple and of course fresh apples.

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Tea

Like Indians, people of Turkey love drinking tea at all times of the day. However, unlike in India, where tea is often boiled, the Turks have an infusion way of making the tea and use one teapot on top of the other. It is a modern take on the old samovar. The lower kettle is used for boiling the water and the upper one is used for making concentrated tea. The water is not boiled for too long and once the tea leaves are put in it, the heat is reduced to a minimum for the tea to steep well. The tea concentration from the upper pot is diluted with water from the lower one till the desired strength is reached.

Apple Tea

Turkish apple tea is made with dried apples following a similar steeping method. It is now also available as instant tea in that part of the world and other places where it is exported. But instead of using instant tea, you can make your apple tea, using your fresh seasonal apples, adding other ingredients to make it even more delicious and refreshing.

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Ingredients :

Finely chopped apple – 1 (with skin)

One small cinnamon stick

Cloves – 3

Water – 2 cups

Honey or jaggery powder for sweetness – 1 tbsp (optional)

Method :

  1. Combine water, chopped apple, cinnamon stick and cloves in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer; reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat, sieve and stir in honey or jaggery or sweetener of choice to taste.
  3. Serve in mugs with a few thinly sliced apples in each and a cinnamon stick to stir.
Winter Beverage

Bael Sharbat (Wood Apple Cooler) – Beat The Heat With This Summer Drink

Summer calls for quenching one’s thirst and drinking beverages which are soothing, colourful, flavourful, tempting as well as tasty, giving a fresh lease of life in the scorching heat. Bael juice is one such refreshing drink and also one of the oldest traditional drinks in India, which has Ayurvedic importance.

Bael Sharbat

Indian bael, originally known as Aegle Marmelos, is a wonderful summer drink that cools us down, rejuvenates, cleanses, and nourishes the body with all the nutrients. This juice is commonly consumed after breaking fasts like on Maha Shivratri. It is easy to digest and is an excellent summer coolant.

Summer Drink

Wood Apple is also known as Bael Fruit. Bael fruit has other names like wood apple, elephant apple, and monkey fruit. Wood apple is an immune booster and fights against bacterial and viral infections caused by them. It is a great reliever for respiratory problems too. Wood Apple contains tannins, phosphorous, fiber, calcium, nutrients, vitamins, organic compounds, protein, and iron.

Woodapple or Bael

Bael Sharbat (Wood Apple Cooler ) – Summer Drink

Ingredients :
Wood Apple – 1 medium
Powdered sugar or powdered jaggery – 2 tbsp ( optional )
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin seeds powder – 1/2 tsp
Cold water – 2 cups
Juice of two lemons
Salt to taste

Bael Sharbat

Method :

  1. Break open the fruit and using a spoon scoop the pulp and place in a large bowl. Put 1 cup of water and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes using your palms gather. Squish the pulp to separate the seeds and juice the pulp.
  3. Press the juice through a sieve to strain the fibers and seeds from the thick pulp.
  4. Scoop the pulp remaining in the sieve into a vessel and add more water ( 1/4 cup each time). Repeat it and strain till all that remains is the fiber.
  5. Add powdered sugar, black salt, roasted cumin powder, lemon juice to the strained juice and run in a blender with two cups of water.
  6. Serve chilled.
Wood Apple

Adrak Elaichi Chai | Ginger Cardamom Tea | My Favorite Beverage | To My All Chai Partners

My morning is incomplete without adrak elaichi wali chai and the aroma of elaichi (green cardamom) and flavor of ginger. The aroma, flavor and taste of ginger is something I extremely fond of in my tea. Ginger also has a lot of health benefits.

Indian Chai

In India, the term “Chai” means tea. Since most Indians drink tea boiled with milk and sugar the word has become synonymous with milk tea. There are several variations and the names usually indicate the condiment used with the tea. But two important ingredients are – ginger (adrak) and green cardamom (elaichi).

Main Ingredients

A “Masala Chai” is a chai tea with milk and a hint of spices – cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon mostly. Saunf wali chai is the same milk tea flavored with fennel seeds. The main difference between chai and masala tea is the addition of spices. Chai is black tea and hot milk, while Masala tea will combine black tea, milk and a few spices. Everyone has a preference when it comes to chai. Some prefer more milk or no milk, some prefer a strong, some prefer with sugar or without sugar or with gur (jaggery ). Being a Pahadi, Chai is like a drug to us – whatever the time maybe we are always ready for having a good cup of tea because “One cuppa chai is all we need”. 

Proud Pahadi

But one nice thing about making chai is, that while brewing it in a pot, the aroma of spices will fill the air and make you anticipate the delicious drink soon to be enjoyed. I can sip chai throughout the day. I prefer chai with food, or as a dessert with tea time cake or dried fruits in short with anything :). 

Adrak Elaichi Chai

It is really a tasty and fulfilling drink when you enjoy with your family and friends. “Friendship and tea… Millions of bits & a lot of hot water make a good, strong brew.

I have amazing my Chai partners and strangely I find myself sharing my innermost secrets with them over a cup of chai. Sometimes, I feel there is some sort of mental connection that chai lovers share between them.

Adrak Elaichi Chai | Ginger Cardamom Tea | My Favorite Beverage

Start your day on the right track by using this recipe to make a cup of Adrak Elaichi ki chai. Chai is served hot and warms your body up especially during monsoons and cold winters. This tea helps clears up your sinus and is a great drink to have when you have sore throat or a cold. It is also good for digestion. 

Ingredients :
For 2 Cups 
Water – 1 & 1/2 cups
Milk – 3/4 cup
Tea powder – 1 tsp
Grated ginger – 1 inch
Crushed Black pepper – 2
Green cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
White or brown sugar – 2 tsp

Ginger Cardamom Tea

Method :

  1. Heat water in a saucepan and allow it to boil.
  2. Add tea powder, crushed black pepper with ginger. Boil it for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Now add milk and simmer for 8 minutes. Add sugar and green cardamom powder.
  4. Again simmer for 3 minutes. Then switch off the flame.
  5. Filter prepared chai into cups and serve with biscuits.

Tips : Adjust sugar according to your taste.

Ginger Cardamom Tea

Thirsty Thursday | Strawberry Apple Milkshake | No Sugar Milkshake | Fruit Milkshake

Milkshakes are nutritious and easy to make. Versatile, you can use your favorite fruits. Many people have a milkshake each morning for breakfast and they also make a quick healthy snack. They are a great way to get kids to drink a cool drink packed with fruit, vegetables, vitamins, and calcium all depending on what you mix in them.

Strawberry Apple Milkshake

The great thing about milkshake is, you can be creative and can add your favorite fruit. One of my son’s favorite fruit is Strawberry. Strawberries have one of the lowest sugar contents of any fruit and are full of vitamin C and vitamin K. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids both of which are responsible for that beautiful bright red color.

No Sugar Milkshake

I used frozen strawberries in this recipe because they add an ice cream element to the shake. As well as the milk, to add calcium, red apple for sweetness. When it comes to milkshakes, the fruit is typically what makes them sweet and delicious. However, when you combine several types of fruits into a single drink, the natural sugar content can start to add up quickly.

Healthy Milkshake

Strawberry Apple Milkshake | No Sugar Milkshake | Fruit Milkshake

This milkshake is sugar-free and quick and easy to make. Just toss the ingredients in a blender and it’s done.

My Son – Reyansh (Creative Director)

Ingredients :

For Milkshake:

Frozen sliced strawberries – 2 cups

Red apple – 1 small

Milk – 1 & 1/2 cups

For Garnishing:

Sliced Strawberry – 2

No Sugar Milkshake

Method :

  1. Mix all the above milkshake ingredients with 1/2 cup of milk and blend until smooth.
  2. Now add the remaining 1 cup of milk and blend everything.
  3. Garnish with sliced strawberry.
Healthy Fruit Milkshake

Haldi Wala Doodh | Golden Milk made with Turmeric Roots | Recipe From My Mom’s Kitchen

Golden milk also known as turmeric milk or haldi wala doodh. It is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures. This 5-minutes Haldi Doodh is the best drink to keep away from illness. Well, there is not one but many reasons why you must have the old time tested haldi wala doodh every night. From inducing better sleep to boosting immunity and aiding better recovery, a cup of haldi wala doodh can take you a long way in terms of achieving good health.

Haldi Wala Doodh

As an Indian, I grew up eating turmeric everyday. In dal and veggies everyday and every dal and veggie had turmeric in it so we had it for lunch and dinner boIt’s the first thing my Maa and Naniji insist you have when you need an immunity boost. I remember my Maa insisting I drink a glass every time I fell down and hurt myself or got a cold.

Golden Milk

For many of us the mention of turmeric conjures the image of a bright yellow powder that can be used easily in cooking, healing or as part of your beauty regimen. Turns out, that raw turmeric or Kacchi Haldi which is basically turmeric in its most crude root form is also loaded with as many health and beauty benefits. The tuberous root-like buds you see at most veggie stalls is how haldi grows naturally. Once the harvest is complete, haldi powder or turmeric powder is made from these very roots and packed for sale at stores.

Turmeric Roots

Haldi Wala Doodh | Golden Milk | Recipe From My Mom’s Kitchen

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Recently I shared a tip – How to Store Turmeric Roots (Kachi Haldi or Kurkuma) ? My Maa always make haldi wala doodh with kachi haldi. She make haldi doodh with fennel seeds (sauf). Fennel seeds are known to aid in digestion processes, treats bloating and cramps in stomach. But you can also add a cinnamon stick, fresh ginger, and cardamom for extra flavor.

Healthy Drink

Ingredients :
For 2 Cups 
Water – 1 cup
Milk – 2 cups
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
Grated turmeric roots – 2 tbsp

Golden Milk made with Turmeric Roots

Method :

  1. Heat water in a saucepan and allow it to boil.
  2. Add fennel seeds. Boil it for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Now add grated raw turmeric. Boil it for 1 minute.
  4. Now add milk and simmer for 3 minutes. Then switch off the flame.
  5. Filter prepared golden milk into cups and enjoy hot.
Recipe From My Mom’s Kitchen


Papaya Mango Milkshake | Sunshine Summer Beverage

Healthy Way To Start Your Day – Papaya Mango Milkshake

This Mango Papaya Smoothie is a nutritious easy smoothie made with tropical fruits and canned coconut milk – it a nutrient dense tropical refreshing drink :). This Mango Papaya Smoothie is a getaway in a glass. I blend mango and papaya, give it a whirl with some milk – a refreshing drink you can probably order poolside somewhere tropical.

Sunshine Milkshake

It’s nutritious, flavorful, colorful milkshake made with milk, papaya, and mango. Both papaya and mango are rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Papaya Mango Milkshake

Ingredients :
Chilled Milk -2 cups
Honey or Sugar – 1 tsp ( Optional)
Papaya – 1 cup (Chopped )
Mango – 1/2 cup (Chopped)
Mix Dry Fruits – 2 tbsp

Pomegranate Pearls – 2 tbsp

Method :

  1. Mix all the above ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Blend it until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish with nuts and pomegranate pearls. Serve chilled.
Summer Milkshake

Mix Fruits Milkshake | Summer Special

Healthy Way To Start Your Day – A Glass Of Goodness

A Glass Of Goodness

Loaded with fruits, this Mixed Fruit Milkshake is a must try for summers. A refreshing blend of fresh fruits like papaya, bananas, mangoes, and apple. Garnish with dry fruits and roasted sunflower seeds this milkshake recipe is enough to make your summer days delightful.

Summer Drink

Ingredients :
For Milkshake:
Mango – 1 small
Apple – 1 small
Banana – 1
Chopped Papaya – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 tbsp ( optional )
Chilled milk – 2 cups

For Garnishing:
Chopped Mix dry fruits – 1/2 tbsp
Pomegranate seeds – few for garnishing
Roasted Sunflower seeds – 2 tbsp

Refreshing Summer Drink

Method :

  1. Mix all above milkshake ingredients with 1 cup of milk and blend until smooth.
  2. Now add remaining 1 cup of milk and blend everything together.
  3. Garnish with dry fruits, pomegranate, and roasted sunflower seeds.
  4. Served chilled !!!
Healthy Milkshake

Aam Panna or Raw Green Mango Cooler | My Mom’s Recipe

Raw mango is one of the healthiest fruits you can try out in the beginning of summer. This green and tangy fruit help you deal with acne, indigestion, heatstroke. It is packed with vitamins too.

Raw Mango Or Kachha Aam

Beat the heat with this refreshing summer drink made of raw green mango pulp blended with cumin, jeera and mint leaves. Aam Panna summer cooler is a great remedy for heat stroke and dehydration.

Summer Drink

Ingredients:
Raw mango – 2 medium size
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Mint leaves – 14
Cold water – 4 cups

Spices –
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Black salt – 1 tsp
Soaked fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp

Refreshing Mango Drink

Method:

  1. Chopped raw green mango into large chunks (with skin) and put into a deep saucepan along with sugar, all spices, and 1 & 1/2 cups of water.
  2. Boil the mangoes for 20 – 25 minutes on low flame till they become soft inside, and the skin gets discolored.
  3. Allow it cool down completely and remove the pulp from the skin with the help of a spoon.
  4. Now add the pulp with mint leaves, in a grinder and make a smooth paste.
  5. Add water (2 & 1/2 cups) and again grind it with grounded boiled raw mango paste.
  6. Raw mango summer drink is ready. Pour into glass with ice cubes.
  7. Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.
Aam Panna

Tips:

  1. Adjust spices according to your taste.
  2. Soak fennel in a 1/2 cup of water for 20 minutes.

Thirsty Thursday | Creamy Avocado Banana Smoothie | Yogurt Based Smoothie | Breakfast Smoothie | Four Ingredients Smoothie

This creamy avocado banana smoothie is one of the best ideas for a busy morning. Just need four ingredients and within five minutes creamy smoothie is ready. It has a very unique creaminess that comes from the avocado without that strong avocado flavor. It is full of nutrients and is so so filling.

Creamy Avocado Banana Smoothie

I love avocados so much I will eat them with anything – saladchutney or any smoothiesandwich. Avocados provide a uniquely silky texture to smoothies without an overbearing taste. They are like a magic ingredient that will completely transform your smoothie game.

Greek yogurt is one of my favorite healthy ingredients. Adding Greek yogurt to smoothies, or substituting it in the place of milk, ice cream and even regular yogurt creates a rich and creamy consistency that satisfies without the extra sugar, saturated fat, and additives.

Greek Yoghurt

Creamy Avocado Banana Smoothie | Yogurt Based Smoothie | Breakfast Smoothie | Four Ingredients Smoothie

The bananas add a ton of flavor, it’s a great fruit to include in your diet. They contain a ton of nutrients such as vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, and much more. I used a frozen banana in this smoothie. Adding frozen bananas to smoothies rather than room temperature bananas makes them richer and creamier.

Yogurt Based Smoothie

Putting nuts in smoothies is a delicious way to add fiber, protein, and healthy fats. A handful of pistachios contains much of the daily recommended vitamins and nutrients, like vitamin E, and those energy-rich B vitamins. 

Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:
Frozen banana (the riper the sweeter) – 2
Avocado – 2
Greek Yogurt – 1 cup
Chopped pistachios – 2 tbsp

Four Ingredients Smoothie

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with chopped pistachios.
Super Healthy Smoothie

Spicy Orange Summer Drink | Orange Spicy Punch | Spicy Sunshine Mint Mocktail

Try this summer drink made with mint leaves, orange and lime wedges with a hint of some spices. Ideal as a party recipe be it poolside party or kitty party, this drink is a must try. We bet your guests will love this delightful surprise and impress you smart culinary skills.

Sunshine Mint Mocktail

The added bonus of this drink I made this drink with freshly squeezed orange juice so NO SUGAR added. Oranges are so sweet that we do not add any sugar to the fresh juice. Also I chilled orange juice in the refrigerator before serving.

Fresh Orange Juice

Orange juice can be used as a beverage straight from the orange without adding any other ingredients. It is enhance the flavor of many sweet and savory dishes. It also has high content of vitamin C .

Orange Spicy Punch

A refreshing combination of orange and spices in one juice topped with mint leaves. Adding mint leaves adds good taste & flavor and they also are cooling for our body.

Healthy Mocktail

Spicy Orange Summer Drink | Orange Spicy Punch |Spicy Sunshine Mint Mocktail

Ingredients :
Fresh orange juice – 2 cups
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Black salt – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
Fresh mint leaves – 9
Juice of one lemon

Summer Spicy Drink

Method:

  1. Slice orange and lemon (discard seeds). Place them into individual glasses.
  2. Now add mint leaves with black salt, red chilli powder,roasted cumin powder in a mortar- pestle. Muddle the leaves and citrus by pressing them with a pestle until juicy and fragrant. Now mix this with fresh orange juice.
  3. Mix with a spoon and pour spiced juice into a glass.
  4. Garnish with spicy orange slice and Enjoy !!!!
Sunshine Mocktail