Thursday, 16 April 2015

Rose Milk

I have very fond memories of this rose milk beverage. Whenever I visited my Granny's place for summer vacation I used to have this drink in juice shop and also few times during my trip to Tamil nadu.

Its been since many years I had this drink and I had almost forgot this.
Few weeks back when I was travelling along with my husband we stopped for lunch at a hotel, when we were busy eating lunch, my eyes Suddenly noticed a poster written "Rose milk available here" the moment I saw it all my rose milk memories got refreshed and I knew I have to have it. But to my utter disappointment there was no stock that day.

After few days I saw rose milk essence(it gives pink colour+rose flavour)in a nearby supermarket, I brought it immediately and tried this rose milk. All you need is rose essence, sugar, milk and ice cubes.

Rose milk essence


Milk 1 cup
Sugar as required
Rose essence 4-6 drops
Ice cubes as required

Blend everything in a blender for 30-40 seconds and serve chilled.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Jeera Rice

I am not a big fan of Jeera rice because I think its too bland for my taste buds.
But last weekend when I was out of veggies I decided to quickly make this.
Its a very simple and one pot meal.I used basmathi rice but you can either use 
sona masoori rice or jeeraga samba rice. We had it along with coriander chutney and masala peanuts.

Here is the recipe



Jeera/Cumin 2 Tbsp

Bay leaf/Brinji
ellai 2
Water 3 Cup
Ghee 3-4 Tbsp
Salt as required
Onion 1 medium sized(optional)
Green chillies 5-6(optional)

Wash and soak Basmathi rice for 30-45 min
Slit green chillies in to half and finely chop onion

1.Heat Ghee in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf, jeera and green chili, 
   saute till green chillies shrink
2.Now add onions and fry for 4-5 minutes over medium flame.
3.Pour 3 cup of water and once it starts to boil add salt and close.
4.Leave for 1 whistle in medium flame and open once the pressure releases on its own.
5.Transfer the rice to another container and serve hot.