This green juice is loaded with the goodness of fresh herbs: coriander (cilantro) and mint. Light, water-rich cucumber makes it a perfect solvent for the dense herb extract. A squeeze of lime enhances the color and flavor of the drink, besides upping the vitamin quotient. Ideal for the summer, easy on the waist – as well as on the the wallet.
To call fresh juice "refreshing" is a well-worn cliché, but some clichés are worth repeating. Apple cucumber mint juice at the end of a work-packed weekday is an excellent pick-me-up. When you’ve had a luxurious dinner, try apple mint cucumber juice first thing the next morning – it’s a wonderful way to balance out the indulgence of the previous meal.
Surplus coaxes us towards invention as much as scarcity. I hate to throw food items away and equally hate to have them beyond their "best before" dates. So I’m using up my pack of poppy seeds that’s dangerously close to expiry in varied ways . Ditto for my bunch of fresh mint leaves. I used some in pudina chutney last night when the mint was freshly plucked – the rest went into this kala chana recipe.
How awesome it is when untried combinations of flavours turn out well.
After a day in the hot sun or with a heavy meal, buttermilk feels like a blessing. Famed for its therapeutic, digestive properties, buttermilk is also delicious.
Vendor carts sell fresh green mangoes right outside my home these days. What better invitation to pick some up and make aam panna?
Making aam panna (green mango panna) is a little time-taking but it’s worth the effort. The drink is packed with nutrition, helps you tackle the bad effects of loo, besides readymade aam panna doesn’t taste nearly as good. (more…)