Showing posts with label Cool. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cool. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sprouted Moong Juice / Panaka




Whole Moong /Green gram is filled with proteins. I have prepared juice, using this sprouted moong.
Whole Moong juice or  panaka is one of the traditional panak / juice of South Canara.

The sun shines and the heat waves reaches up to 50 degree during summer. To keep ourselves cool people of South Canara do make use of natural things and keep them selves cool, happy and fit.
This particular panaka/juice, used to be prepared my doddamma where I grown up. She used to prepare varieties of panaka and we do enjoy drinking it.

Let us see some benefits of Sprouted Green Gram :

Whole Moong sprouts are low in calories and they are rich in fiber. They are full of B Vitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B2, B5 and Vitamin K. They are rich in minerals like folic acid, zinc,copper, magnesium and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They helps us to get good immune system. They are easy to digest. They are good for weight loss and  good remedy for hair loss. They are good for acidity problems.

Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Sprouted Moong : 4 to 5 Tablespoons
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Dry Ginger Powder : 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt : A pinch
Water : 2 Glasses


Method :

1. Put Moong Sprout to mixi jar. Add 1/2 Cup of water and grind. Grind into thin paste consistency.


2. Remove it from mixi jar to a big bowl.


3. Add jaggery, a pinch of salt and required water. Mix all the ingredients nicely.


4.  Add dry ginger powder and mix it well.  You can grind it a bit to get froth ( ನೊರೆ ).

5. Shift it to glasses and serve. Adding ice cubes or use of cold water to prepare the panaka is optional.

Note :

Add more sprouts to get thick consistency. Adding salt and pepper to panaka is optional. Adding sugar instead of jaggery is optional. Remember jaggery is the healthy option. Jaggery helps to keep our body cool and energetic.

Diabetic patients needs to reduce the jaggery amount while you prepare this PANAKA.

Time : 10 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Apple - Dates - Banana Milk Shake

The weather is turning hot and dry and you need to keep your body cool and calm. Having some fresh cool drinks will surely help in keeping us cool and take care of us. I have prepared Carrot Lassi in my last blog. Here we go with one more cool drink Apple - Banana - Dates Milk Shake. 


It is easy, simple and healthy drink and definitely will help all age group people. 
I have used ripe banana , soft dates and an apple. Boiled and cooled milk is added.
It is NO SUGAR NO JAGGERY RECIPE. Dates are used for sweetening the milk shake that too in a milk taste. You can use more dates and make it more sweeten milk shake.
Let us see the recipe now ;

Ingredients :

Apple : 1
Dates : 6 to 8
Ripe Banana : 1
Boiled and cooled milk : 2 glasses.


Method :

1. Wash and keep the apple in warm water for 5 minutes. Clean it with a clean towel. ( Rub well and remove the wax if any).

2. Wash it nicely and cut into small pieces and discard the seeds and hard part.
3. Take out the seeds from dates and cut it into small pieces.
4. Peel off banana skin and cut into small.
5. Place all the above ingredients / cut banana, small pieces of dates and apple pieces in a mixi jar.
6. Add a cup of milk and grind it nicely till all the ingredients turn as soft and smooth.
7. Add some more milk /a glass and churn for 1 minute.


8. Put this milk shake to a serving bowl. Mix it again and serve


9, Add some ice cubes just before serving.

Note :

Adding more dates is optional. No need to add any sugar, jaggery or honey. You can add a pinch of cinnamon powder. I have not added because it gives out strong aroma.
Time : 10 Minutes
Serves : 2.
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Carrot Lassi

Carrot Lassi /Butter milk helps to cool our body and take care during the summer season.
It is a good filling and energy providing drink. Carrot lassi helps to keep us fit during fasting /Maha Shivaratri Upavas and Ekadashi Upavas. It provides energy and good for people who are into diet.


Carrot Lassi is one of the healthy lassi which provides vitamin and minerals to our body.. I have used carrot, banana, honey and a tablespoon of curd. Curd helps to cool the body and adds taste .This Lasso helps the body to be cool and quench our thirst in all the seasons.

Ingredients :

Carrot : Medium size : 1
Banana : ( Small size ) : 1
Honey : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Milk : 1/2 Cup
Curd : 2 Tablespoons
Ice cubes : ( Optional).

Method :

1. Wash and scrape out the outer layer of carrot. Grate or cut into small pieces.


2. Grind the cut carrot in a mixi jar /Liquidizer with 1 glass of water. Let it churn nicely.


3. Remove the juice in a big bowl. Sieve it to another bowl.


4. Now add banana and 1/2 cup of milk and grind it again nicely. Add curd and honey and churn for 2 to 3 minutes.


5. Shift the Lassi  to serving bowl .


6.  Put Carrot Lassi to serving glasses and serve. Add ice cubes just before serving. ( Optional ).


Note : 

You can grate carrot or use a chopper to cut carrot into very small pieces. Grind it nicely with water. Adding jaggery or sugar is optional. I have added honey. 

Time : 10 Minutes.                   
                                                Watch the video to prepare carrot Lassi 

Serves : 2.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Chiku - Nendra Banana- Dates Milk Shake

The summer is usually hot and we need to take care of our body and mind from screeching hot. One should drink sufficient water to escape from dehydration. We can also have some fruit juice, milkshake, fresh cool drinks like tender coconut, jeera water or butte milk, eat mild food. etc.
Here is a Chiku/Sapota, Nendra Banana and a few soft dates and  fresh milk.


I have used above said ingredients and very little honey to add sweet.

Let us see some benefits of having Chiku/Sapota fruit in our diet.

Chiku / Sapota is rich in Vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is helps to take care of eye health and Vitamin C helps to keep us strong, take care of our skin in good condition and prevents heart disorders etc. Chiku/ Sapota helps as energy booster. It is rich in tannin. A good natural anti-inflammation curer. It is rich in fiber and good for easy digestion and good for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrom. It helps to ease constipation problems. The fruit is good for pregnant women and good and helps to build strong bones. Sapota is good for our skin and hair also.
Instead of sugar I have added dates and honey.

Things Needed :

Chikku/Sapota : 2 to 3 (Medium sized)
Nendra Banana /Nendra bale : 1
Fresh boiled and cooled milk : 2 cups/Glasses
Cashew nuts : 2 to 3
Dates : 6 to 8
Honey : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Remove pods from dates and cut into small pieces.
2. Remove banana skin and cut the fruit into small pieces.
3. Remove the outer layer of chiku fruits and remove the pods.

4. Now put all the ingredients to a mixi jar. Add a cup of milk and grind it into nice paste consistency.


5. Add another cup of milk and churn for a minute.
6. Put the ready milk shake to a bowl.


7. Add a tablespoon of honey and mix it well.

8. Put to the serving glass and serve.


9. Adding ice cubes just before serving is purely optional. (I have not added).


Note : 

Adding more water /milk to dilute the milk shake is optional. If you do add little more honey. Adding jaggery /sugar instead of honey and dates is optional. Adding more chiku fruits is optional.
Time : 10 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Musk Melon & Nendra Bale Fruit Juice/Milkshake

The hot summer is here and we need to take care of our health from the heat. The weather is so hot that you feel like drinking more and more water. Though the water is the best way to quench our thirst, it is always better to have some thing which helps to keep you cool. Fruits and vegetables are the best friends in summer. They not only keeps you full, they do helps to keep your mind and body cool.
Fruits, fresh juices and salads, smoothies and many varieties of drinks can be prepared at home. Home prepared drinks are most healthiest and the best.
I have used Musk Melon, Nendra bale ( Nendra banana/A type of banana variety, jaggery and milk.
Eating Nendra Bale in our diet and its benefits. 
Nendra bale / a type of  banana is mostly used in Dakshina Kannada and Kerala. This banana can be eaten when it is fully ripe, prepare so many dishes like curry, fried fritters, dosas, jamoons, etc etc. 
Nendra Bananas are having good amount of fiber and anti oxidants. It helps to digest the food easily.
Banana is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, Vitamin B 6 and Vitamin C. It is filled with carbohydrates. It is very good for people who are dieting, it keeps you full for a long time and filled with minerals and vitamins. It is very good for kids who wants to gain weight. It is good for pregnant women.
It is an easy and superb drink any time of the day. It provides not only energy it also helps to take care of your body because the fruits contain full of vitamins and minerals.

Things needed :

Nendra Bale/Nendra Banana : 2
Musk Melon : 1 Small size
Jaggery : 2 Teaspoons
Milk : Boiled and colled : 1 Glass
Water : 1 Glass


Method :

1. Wash and cut Musk Melon and remove the outer hard layer and the pulp. Cut the fruit into small pieces.

2. Remove the outer layer of Nendra bale and cut them into small circle shape.
3. Now Put Nendra bale, Musk Melon pieces, milk and jaggery to liquidizer.


4. Churn them in to fine juice. Add a glass of water and churn for a minute. Let all the ingredients mix it well.

5. Put this Musk Melon - Nendra Bale Fruit Juice to a bowl. Mix it well.
6. Pour it to serving glasses and serve.


7. You can chill it fridge and then serve.

8. Add ice cubes and then serve.

Note :

Adding more milk instead of water, is optional. It turns as smoothie and you can have them by eating.
It fills your stomach so that you can skip your meal. Adding honey instead of jaggery is optional.  Use of more /less jaggery is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes 
Serves : 2 to 3 .

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