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Monday, May 31, 2010

TOMATO JUICE (TWO VERSIONS)


Its very hot here and often I have to drink something cold. Anything available..... So... now tomato juice.. a simple thirst quencher.

INGREDIENTS: (VERSION 1)

Tomatoes - 8
Sugar - 1/2 a cup
Water - 1 cup
Ice cubes - 4
Strainer - 1

METHOD:

Blend everything in a mixie to a puree, strain, add ice cubes and serve chilled.

INGREDIENTS: (VERSION 2): COLD SOUP

Tomatoes - 8
Salt -1/2 tsp. or as per taste
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp.
Water - 1 cup
Ice cubes - 4
Strainer - 1

METHOD:

Blend everything in a mixie to a puree, strain, add ice cubes and serve chilled.

Friday, May 28, 2010

CASHEW PAYASAM


INGREDIENTS:

Cashews - 25
Scraped coconut - 2 tablespoons
Sugar - 1 cup
Boiled milk - 2 cups
Cardamom - 6 (Powdered)
Saffron - a generous pinch
Pachai karpooram(Edible camphor) - a pinch
Ghee - 2 tsp.

METHOD:

Soak cashews in hot water for one hour, and grind it alongwith coconut to a fine paste. Add half a cup of water, mix well. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, and pour in the paste. Saute till the raw smell goes. Add sugar and saute till it dissolves. Switch off the stove. Then add boiled milk and other ingredients. Add saffron. Mix well. Serve hot or chilled.

NOTE: Add sugar according to taste. Add milk to get the desired consistency.