Friday, 27 June 2014

COLD COFFEE/ Summer Special

Summer Special
Hi Friends,
Summers and Kids on Holiday means full time at home. What a combo. Its enough to boil your temper and make you rush to the kitchen every few hours to prepare something to keep them quite for some time.  So something quick, easy and chilled is required to keep our mind & body cool and their tummy full . This is the one of the quickest beverage to make and serve. Its quite filling too. 
Hot coffee can wake you up and refresh you in the morning but a cold coffee can soothe your mind and soul in a sweaty evening. So if you are craving for a coffee boost then opt for cold coffee in the evening and see everyone enjoying their glass full. You can enjoy it any time of the day. Even having it in breakfast with some toast or sandwich would be a great idea. 

Coffee powder- 2 tsp heaped 
Sugar-1 tbsp
Chilled Milk - 2 glasses 
Ice- as per your wish

Take all your ingredients

 Take a blender/mixer and add ice cubes


coffee powder


all added

ready to turn into a yummy pool

whiz it up 

ready to serve


sending it to

  1. You can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar and coffee powder according to your taste. Use less sugar from stronger coffee taste. 
  2. You can make it light by mixing one glass milk with one glass water. This way it will become low fat. Or you can opt for skimmed milk for more healthier version. 
Hope you will like it

Thursday, 19 June 2014

How to use Sabja/Tulsi/Basil/Tukmaria/Flaooda Seeds

How to use Sabja/Tulsi/Basil/Tukmaria/Flaooda Seeds-Summer Special
Hi Friends,
Summer heat is on its peak. Summer means lots of fresh fruits, juices, salads and lots of water to keep our selves hydrate. I read about these seeds in many blogs that it has cooling properties which is excellent to use in summers. These seeds are very new to me. In so many recipes i have read about them but never found it anywhere so i searched it at a Ayurveda medicine shop at Yusuf Sarai Delhi. Bought a packet and Since long it remained untouched. But when i was searching for something to try my hands on i found this packet laying on the shelf. 
As i was using it first time so i used only two tsp. But after soaking they become full like about 1.4 cups. I like it very much. I thought my kids will not like it because of its sticky look. But when i added 2 tbsp of milk in it they tasted more yummy. My kids asked for more. now i am looking ahead for more recipes to use them. So in summer its excellent to use them in your ice cream, falooda, juices etc. 


Sabza/Basil/Tukmaria/falooda Seeds- 2 tsp
Sugar- 2 tsp or as per your taste
Water- 2 cups

These  are sabza/basil/tukmaria seeds

take your ingredients 

Mix water and sugar

dissolve sugar 

now add seeds

mix them well and leave them aside

within a minute they will plump up

after 5 minutes

within 10 minutes they all are plumped 

 ready to use

I have added 2 tbsp milk in it to check the taste

and it was awesome


  1. After seeds are plumped and you feel water is less you can always add more. 
  2. You can add these seeds in sharbat/ juices, ice creams, falooda etc . 
  3. If using in ice cream or anything which is already sweet then skip adding sugar. Soak them in normal plain water and use accordingly. 
  4. I don't think that it can be made and served later as it become thicker by the time.
  5. Add more water to soak them as they tend to stick to each other. 
Hope you will like it