Thursday, 21 March 2013

Refreshing Summer Drink - Jaljeera / Jaljira

Today I am going to share a recipe for one of the popular summer drinks in India - Jal-jeera / Jaljira It gives relief in sunny days from heat. Jaljeera powder is readily available in the market. But I make Jaljeera at home by using fresh mint leaves & other ingredients like cumin seeds, pepper powder, rock salt etc. The cumin is a medicinal ingredient which aids digestion. The mint has a cooling effect,serves as a good blood cleanser & Black salt or rock salt acts as a digestive. So it is really very very beneficial for our health.

Fresh Jaljira :


For 1 glass of Jaljira

Ingredients :
Mint Leaves 1 Bowl
1/4 tspn Cumin seeds
Pinch of Black Pepper Powder
Pinch of Rock Salt/Salt
2 Drops of ginger juice
1/2 small lemon's juice
1 spoon coriander chopped (optional)- grind it along with pudina leaves.
1 glass of cold water

 Method :
1. Wash Mint leaves
2. Grind Mint leaves and cumin seeds by adding little water
3. After grinding add 1 glass of water in it and strain this mixture
4. Put this strained water in a glass
5. Add black pepper powder,rock salt,lemon juice and ginger juice into it.
6. Mix it and serve immediatly.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sweet Lemon Pickle

Ingredients :
10 Lemons
1/2 bowl or little less red chilly powder
1/2 bowl Salt
2 bowls Sugar

Process:1. Wash glass bottles and make it dry.
2. Wash lemons and cut each lemon into 8 pieces.
3. Mix all lemon pieces, Salt and sugar.  Mix well.
4. Put all the ingredients in glass jar/bottle.
5. Put the bottle every morning in sunlight for 8-10 days. Stir it every morning before putting bottle into sunlilght.

6. Add red chilly powder and mix well.
7. Again put the bottle in sunlight for 2-3 days.

Tips :
1. It will take more than 10 days to get it ready to eat.  When the texture of lemon pieces is completely changed, it is ready to eat.
2. Do not keep the bottle in sunlight for more days once you add red chilly powder. It reduces the pickle color.

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Hi,..Today I am going to share 'Methamba' recipe.  Now since raw mangoes have started coming in market, one can make this quick & easy recipe.  Children and adults, all will love this...


Ingredients :
1/4th kg. Raw Mangoes
1 tea spoon fenugreek seeds
1 bowl jaggery
2 tea spoon Red chilly powder
2 table spoons oil,
1 tea spoon Mustard seeds
1/4th tea spoon Asafoetida
1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
2 cloves
Salt to taste

Process :
1.Wash & Wipe raw mangoes.  Peel it and cut it into one inch sized pieces.
2.Heat oil in a Pan.  Add mustard seeds. When it starts to crackle, add asafoetida, turmeric powder and cloves.
3. Add fenugreek seeds. Fry it till it becomes brown.
4. Add raw mango pieces and mix it.
5. Cover the pan with big dish and put some water into dish.(this is the traditional way of cooking the food when no water to be added).
6. Cook it for 5-6 mins or till mango pieces become little soft.
7. Add 1 bowl water, jaggery and salt.
8. Cook stirring in between till it becomes thick.

Tips :
1. If raw mangos are too sour, then add 2 tea spoon of sugar along with jaggery.
2. Without keeping it in fridge, one can use it for next 7-8 days.