Kashayam – Herbal Concoction

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If flu season is around, people get sick more often and head to the drug stores and stock up the medicines. But a perfect remedy would be just lying in our kitchen shelves! We are all aware of some sort of home remedies for common illness. And most of the time, it works too! When [...]

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Pakistan Noon Chai / Pink Tea / Salt Tea

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Sheer Chai: Kashmiri Chai and Pakistan Chai is a traditional beverage made with special tea leaves from the locality…usually green tea leaves. A pinch of sodium bicarbonate is added to give that distinct pinkish hue. It is prepared with almonds and cardamoms and mainly consumed during weddings and festivals. Ingredients and Method: Green tea leaves [...]

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Black Coffee And Books – Two Great Obsessions

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Black Coffee: For those who agree books and coffee are two life’s greatest pleasures! Here is my take on gourmet blend. Enjoying a great cup of coffee is an obsession to me! And why not, I need some “Me-Time” to get relaxed before I bounce back to my routine commitments! I play some soft music [...]

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Hot Cocoa Drink – Stiff Drink Of The Day!

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Home Made Hot Chocolate Drink: Ingredients: Cocoa powder 1 spoon Gourmet coffee 2 spoons Brown sugar as per taste Farm fresh milk 2 cups. Method: Make a strong decocotion with coffee powder, set aside. Add sugar and cocoa powder together and mix well using warm water. Heat this contents for few minutes, followed by add [...]

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Badam Paal / Almond’s Milk – Vegan’s Choice

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Badam Milk: Badam Palu. Badam Pal. Almond Milk. Raw Almond Milk – Warm Almond Milk. Bedtime Almond Milk. Its time to post some milk alernate(cow’s milk)recipes for my Vegan buddies. Inspired by bunch of Vegan-Vegetarian friends, I started appreciating greens and vegetables lately, but havent switched from my carnivore diet plan, yet…still going on:) Anyhow…coming [...]

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Madras Masala Paal – Spiced Milk

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Saravana Bhavan Style Masala Paal: Towards Madras, many highway restaurants have this special beverage on their menu ‘Spiced Milk’. The milk is reduced into half of its original content by constant boiling over low heat. The addition of almond puree, piyal seeds, saffron and cardamom makes it highly flavorful. They smartly place their huge vessels [...]

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Madras Filter Coffee

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Madras Filter Coffee: Grandma’s Filter Coffee. Mommy’s Filter Coffee. Madras Filter Coffee. Iyengar Filter Coffee. Agraharam style Filter Coffee. My Mommy is a big time coffee lover in the family. She used to prepare it, in a much authentic way…probably the way she adopted from my Grandma. Buy coffee beans, roast it to perfection(that is [...]

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Tulsi Tea

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Tulsi Ki Chai: Tulsi Tea. Tulasi/ Tulsi ka Chai. Holy Basil Tea. Sacred Basil Tea. Thulasi/ Thulsi Tea recipe. The Botanical name of this humble herb is Osimum sanctum. The plant is considered sacred by Hindus. It originated from India. Well…again there are 3 or 4 species. Except few, most of them are consumable. The [...]

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Adhrak Ki Chai / Ginger Tea

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Inji Tea: Ginger Tea. Adhrak Ki Chai. Honey is the first-known sweetener to man. Pure honey never spoils! That right never spoils!! It is packed with nutritional and medicinal properties! It has been shown to kill bacteria, heal wounds and reduce inflamation. From time immeroial Eyptian and Indians used Honey in their medicines….to mix their [...]

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Lemon Tea

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Lemon Honey Tea: Lemon Tea. Neembu ki Chai. Neembukaya Chaya. Elimicham Pazha Tea. Ingredients:(Serves 1) Fresh lemon juice from 1 fruitGranulated Tea less than a ¼ spoon(or as per taste)Honey/sugar 2 spoons Method: Heat 1 cup of water with ¼ spoon of tea leaves in it. Let it boil really well. Filter and discard the [...]

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