How To Make Hot Lemon Tea With Honey

Hubby and I are big fans of the hot lemon tea we get here in Bangalore, in several bakeries. It is a light brew, but the lemon in it makes it so very refreshing. Most bakeries make it with sugar, and we love how the sweetness combines with the tartness of the lemon.

We often make a pit-stop at a nearby bakery to enjoy a glass of our favourite hot lemon tea, in the midst of grocery shopping or running other errands. This is just the perfect drink for us any day, but especially so on the kind of dark, rainy days that are prevalent in Bangalore right now. It is a great pick-me-up for us, a mood-changer, an energy-booster.

I recently learnt how to make great hot lemon tea with honey at home, courtesy of a friend’s mother. Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

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Arachuvitta Rasam| Rasam With Freshly Ground Spices

Freshly ground spices are magic. They transform a dish. It’s incredible how freshly ground spices elevate the taste of a dish to a whole new level, vis-a-vis using home-made or store-bought spices from a bottle. This Arachuvitta Rasam is one such dish, made with spices ground fresh, the taste heightened to the max thanks to this simple change.

Check out my family recipe for Arachuvitta Rasam, just in on my photo blog!

Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry

Give me a well-made Thai curry with hot steamed rice any day, and I will be a very happy person!

It is no secret that I adore the Thai cuisine. I love the way it combines so many flavours – hot and tangy and salty and sweet – in such simple ways. I also love the fact that most Thai food is so very easy to prepare at home. Substitutes for some typical Thai ingredients are easily available in India, and it is not tough to put together a delish Thai meal within a matter of minutes. Check out this Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry that I recently prepared!

The recipe is up on my photo blog!

Cheese & Chutney Corn On The Cob

Corn on the cob is a hugely popular snack across India, one you will find being sold on the streets almost everywhere. The most common way to eat it, though, is boiled or char-grilled, with a generous dose of salt/chaat masala/red chilli powder and lemon. Today, I present to you a different way of eating corn – Cheese & Chutney Corn On The Cob.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Low-Oil Thai Green Vegetable Curry

The latest post on my blog is all about making Thai Green Curry from scratch. It is such a flavourful thing, yet super simple to make. Just get together the right ingredients, and the cooking is a breeze! It is a super flavourful dish, too. What’s more, the curry can be made with just 1 teaspoon of oil – what more do you need from a dish, eh?

Check out the recipe, just in on my blog!

Baked Mango Cheesecake (No Gelatin, With Cottage Cheese)

This Baked Mango Cheesecake is a sinful summer treat. Made with paneer aka cottage cheese and the gorgeous ripe mangoes which are in season now, it uses no fancy ingredients like gelatin, agar agar or cream cheese. It is such a simple thing to make, yet extremely flavourful, soft and rich and light all at once.

Do try it out! The recipe is up on my blog! 🙂

Mint & Lemon Mojito| Virgin Mojito With A Twist

Several different versions of the mojito, using different ingredients, have been developed by bartenders across the world, some of them highly imaginative and unique. My personal favourite version is a simple non-alcoholic mojito (called ‘Virgin Mojito’), made with lemon and mint.

For today’s post, I have tried to give a few slight twists to this simple Mint & Lemon Mojito. I have used raw cane sugar instead of refined sugar syrup, and added in some powdered Hajmola. The powdered digestives add such a lovely kick to this drink! Do try out this Virgin Mojito With A Twist this summer, and let me know how you liked it!

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Rehru| Kheru| Himachali Spiced Yogurt| Pahari Cuisine Recipe

Today, I bring to you a very simple but beautiful spiced yogurt recipe from Himachal Pradesh, akin to kadhi that is popular in most other Indian states. Locally called rehru or kheru, this dish tastes absolutely fantastic. It is a breeze to prepare as well. We had this with piping hot rice, and just loved it. I’m sure it would taste great with rotis and parathas as well.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Finger Millet/ Ragi Vermicelli Salad| Vermicelli Salad, Thai-Style

This ragi vermicelli salad tastes beautiful – sweet and salty and spicy and tangy all at once. It is packed with nutrients, and is a healthier alternative to store-bought snacks and junk food. There are no fancy ingredients in there, just regular stuff from the pantry of an average Indian kitchen, and no fancy salad dressing either. It isn’t a very difficult or time-consuming dish, either. You have to try this out!

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Zero-Oil Vegetable Salad With Pineapple

This vegetable salad with pineapple uses absolutely zero oil. There are no fancy ingredients or salad dressing involved. In fact, this salad can be whipped up within minutes, from whatever odds and ends of veggies are lying around in your refrigerator. And, yet, it is so lovely – juicy and flavourful and delicious. Let me tell you that it is a big-time hit at home, and I make it quite often.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!