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Fresh Fruit Rabri (No Refined Sugar)

20 Apr

A healthy fresh fruit preparation that you can serve as a snack or an after-meal dessert.

Traditional rabri can be pretty heavy with its high content of sugar and condensed milk. Its usual pairing with malpua and jalebi (while delicious!) doesn’t help either if you’re watching your weight. Enter my recipe of fresh fruit rabri – the best sort of dessert to satiate your sweet tooth even on a healthy diet. No refined sugar, no tinned condensed milk –this rabri is sweetened only with natural nutrient-rich dates and apricots. No canned fruit either – only wholesome seasonal stuff. 


Melon Orange Juice

13 Apr

The musky flavor of cantaloupe (musk melon or honey dew melon), sweet citrus of orange and hint of ginger come together in this beautiful melon orange juice.


The Easiest Homemade Orange Marmalade

9 Sep

This orange marmalade recipe is for those who want a small jar of it to eat up within a week or two, without the rigors of canning and bottling for preserving till eternity. No pectin, no fancy equipment, no complex sterilization of storage jars. Making orange marmalade at home doesn’t get easier than this!

Ever since I’ve started making marmalade in my own kitchen, I wonder that I ever bought it from the market. I get far superior stuff at a fraction of the cost, with hardly any effort. Plus the activity leaves the kitchen smelling wonderful for hours. The bittersweet bite of rind, the real fresh citrus taste, the golden-happy translucence of homemade orange marmalade – there is simply no match for it.


Orange Clove Tea

9 Mar

Have you been on a spree of decadent eating? Those celebrating festivals, I bet you have. This refreshing orange clove tea is just for you.


Apple Orange Ginger Juice

8 May

Apple Orange Ginger Juice

A goodness-filled glass of fruit juice to start my Sunday.

How I made it: blended together an apple, a large orange and a stick of ginger with ice cubes.

After the ingredients were well blended, sieved the pulp through a wide strainer. Pressed the pulp down with a ladle to extract the maximum juice, adding a bit of water to the residue to get a second extract.

Freshly extracted apple orange ginger juice, ready to be relished:

Apple Orange Ginger Juice


Juicing isn’t impossible without a juicer. It does get more convenient with a juicer, though. Invest in the apparatus if you want to have juices more regularly, I’d say – and then look up this 7-day juicing plan.

Orange Carrot Juice

18 Nov

Orange Carrot Juice

My lunchtime vitamin boost of freshly made orange carrot juice, along with a yum spinach rice. Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Oranges are loaded with Vitamin C. Together, oranges and carrots combine to give a powerful health drink.