Thandai, Sweet & Spicy Drink for Holi

Holi is a festival of colors, celebrated all across India. The way it is celebrated varies from region to region. Regardless of region, common element is playing with colors, applying to friends and family. In many western and northern Indian states, food is also an important element in celebrating this Spring festival. Apart from array […]

Fenugreek Flavored Buttermilk ~ Menthi Majjiga

I am a procrastinator! This week was suppose to be the easiest and a relaxed week in this marathon. I had first 3 days of posts drafted and scheduled long ago. All I had to do was proofread before publishing them. The other three recipes are easy ones and could have breezed through the week, […]

Minted Lemon Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca is a non alcoholic beverage prepared with fruits, flowers or seeds blended with light sugar syrup. This is a popular drink in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and United States. Today’s agua fresca is from the special edition of The Best of Cooking Light magazine. For this beverage, mint, lemon rind and lime […]

Qatar – Qahwa Helw ~ Flavored Coffee

The only country I know for Q is Qatar. So today, the blogosphere is going to be flooded with Qatari cuisine as I am almost certain all of my BM buddies are going to do Qatar for Q. Qatar is an Arab nation in Western Asia with Doha as its capital. Some facts about the […]

Bandung, Rose Syrup Beverage from Malaysia

Sunday is a resting day for our blogging group which is on a month long “Around the World in 30 Day with ABC cooking”. I initially made Bandung for Malaysia and since it is such an easy recipe, I made something else for the letter ‘M’. You have to wait until tomorrow to know what […]

Watermelon Melody for Sapana’s Virtual Baby Shower

Watermelon melody is a delicious smoothie with watermelon and banana. Great way to beat the summer heat and a drink for anytime of the day. One of our blogging marathoners, Sapana from “Cooking with Sapana” is expecting a baby in couple of months and the group decided to throw her a virtual baby shower. The […]

Mango Strawberry Milkshake

For the last day of Mango Mania, I have an easy milk shake. The key to this recipe is good mangoes or a good quality store bought mango pulp. I made mango milk shake on Friday for breakfast and was very lazy to take pictures that early in the morning. Well, 8 am is early […]

Cucumber Watermelon Cooler

This recipe is from Tarla Dalal. When I saw the recipe, the list of ingredients raised by eyebrow, melon and cucumber??  Since I like cucumbers, I wanted to try it. The recipe called for musk melon or cantaloupe and I used watermelon instead.  It tasted just like watermelon juice. Last 3-4 days, it felt like […]

Healthy Fruit Milkshake and Lassi

Every 4-5 months, we go through a eat healthy diet phase, where we try to eat only healthy food and avoid all the oily curries, biryani and deep fried food, poori being an exception. Usually this phase lasts for 4-6 weeks, until it is interrupted by arrival of our guests and visitors. We currently are […]

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