Watermelon Masala Lemonade

Watermelon Masala Lemonade-Summer Special

Summer is here and so is the search for all the ingredients to create a nice summer beating cool drink. Worried about the approaching summer? Well, here is a recipe to beat the heat this summer. And its healthy too. We bring to you the first of the many more cool drinks to come this summer. Summer was never so fun to be with !!

While watermelon eaten as is has its own advantages. We present to you a recipe that is both refreshing with a fizz as well as healthy. Prepare this quick recipe for that lazy hot afternoon and leave the healthy angle worry to us. We make sure this is healthy as well as fuzzy !

Watermelon Masala Lemonade

Watermelon Masala Lemonade

Watermelon Masala Lemonade-Summer Special

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 glasses

Serving Size: 1 glass

Watermelon Masala Lemonade-Summer Special

Ingredients

  1. Watermelon Juice - 3 Cup Freshly Home made
  2. Watermelon Cubes - 1 Cup Finely chopped
  3. Roasted Cumin Seed powder - 1 Tablespoon
  4. Black Pepper Powder - 1 Tablespoon
  5. Chaat Masala Powder - 2 Tablespoon
  6. Lemon Juice - 1 Cup
  7. Soda Water - 3 Cup
  8. Fresh Coriander Leaves - Finely Chopped as per taste
  9. Salt as per your taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare watermelon juice and store that in a jug
  2. Mix the dry ingredients to give the tinge and mix nicely
  3. Finely chop some watermelon and start with the presentation
  4. Add some chopped watermelon to the glasses
  5. Now pour the juice from our jug into the glasses; but only half full
  6. To the rest half, add the water soda to create that fizz
  7. Garnish the glasses with the fresh coriander leaves and lemon slices
  8. Your healthy and cool and fizzy drink is ready to be served!

Notes

Served chilled or on the rocks

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Watermelon Masala Lemonade – Video Recipe

As always we present to you also the video version of the Watermelon Masala Lemonade recipe. So here it is for you to view it step by step. Quick, cool, healthy and fizzy. Summer was never so cool !!

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Eggless Bread Pudding Dessert

Remember the time when the party menu was ready but there was always confusion for a dessert!! We have all faced it; every now n then. And then the confusion gets deep to finally land it on the usual sweets or pastries or possibly a halwa. Don’t forget to look at our Top 5 dessert recipes that we compiled sometime back for you.

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Still on this post? If you are still reading this post, it means our Top 5 desserts list didn’t fancy you. No problem! Yes, no problem at all as we bring to you a new member to our desserts family: Eggless Bread Pudding !!

Eggless Bread Pudding Dessert

Eggless Bread Pudding Dessert

Eggless Bread Pudding Dessert

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 1 tea plate

Eggless Bread Pudding Dessert

Ingredients

  1. Dry Fruits : chopped
  2. Vanilla Essence : 1 tbsp
  3. Vanilla Custard Powder : 2 tbsp
  4. Sugar : 1/2 cup
  5. Butter : 2 tbsp
  6. Milk : 3 cup n warm
  7. Whole Wheat Bread Slices : As per need

Instructions

  1. Start by greasing the baking dish with melted butter
  2. Grease it nicely as well as on the sides to avoid the pudding sticking to the dish
  3. Take the bread slices and cut them into equal 4 parts
  4. Arrange these sliced pieces into the baking dish to make the base layer of our pudding
  5. Once done, sprinkle some dry fruits on this bread layer
  6. Sprinkle the dry fruits well so as to create a nice mid layer
  7. Once satisfied, create another layer of bread slices on top of this dry fruit layer
  8. Now to create our custard paste; mix the sugar and butter to the warm milk and mix nicely
  9. Create the custard mix in a small bowl with some milk, mix nicely and finally add to the milk and butter mix
  10. Add vanilla essence to this mix and mix nicely
  11. Make this custard paste viscous as per your taste
  12. Once satisfied, pour this custard mix/paste on the bread layers that's sitting in our baking dish
  13. Make sure to spread the custard paste evenly over the bread layer
  14. Let the bread soak the custard mix for a few minutes
  15. In the meantime, preheat your oven at around 190 degrees
  16. Once the oven is ready, bake the dish for about 20-25 minutes
  17. That' it, serve it with chocolate syrup and hot coffee 🙂

Notes

Serve hot or serve cold. Similarly serve with hot coffee or cold as per your mood !!

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Eggless Bread Pudding Dessert – Video Recipe

In case you require to have a look at the step by step visual recipe, we had Stuti Srivastava on our sets to put the recipe into a wonderful dessert. Here is the look at the Eggless Bread Pudding Dessert Video Recipe:

Papdi

Holi Special Papdi

Papdi or crispy puri is a special delicacy in north India, made with split black lentils flour and gram flour, a quick snack for your unexpected guest and a must have festive item in your festival.

Papdi is not easy to make but when tasting time have come I have forgotten all my effort to make it perfect as it was so crunchy and crispy that my mouth doesn’t stop. Me and my daughter was loving that crunchy sound so much and it was fun :). Sahana loved it, she was happy and I was too as it has gram flour and Urad dal flour and both flours are high in protein.

Holi special papdi

Holi Special Papdi

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20 Papdi

Holi Special Papdi

Ingredients

  1. Gram Flour - 1 Cup
  2. Split Black Lentil(urad dal) Flour - 4 Tablespoon
  3. Chili Powder - 1 Tablespoon
  4. Carom seeds - 1/2 Tablespoon
  5. Cooking Oil - 1/2 Tablespoon
  6. Asafoetida Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil For Frying

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Make a tight dough by adding enough water.
  3. Now Knead well and roll out thin rounds.
  4. Deep fry in hot oil for 5 to 6 seconds or until crisp.
  5. Cool and store in an air tight container.
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Top 5 Holi Food Recipe

Top 5 Holi Food Recipes

What’ the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the Indian festivals? Not a tough one right. It’s obviously food!! No matter whether you are starting the year in January with Makar Sankranti or ending it with New Year celebrations, all you can think of in the name of festivals is the heavenly taste that our tongue is so used to during these days. Which is why it’s not a surprise that we bring to you the Top 5 Holi Food Recipes you would crave for this Holi.

The festival of colors instantly brings those preparations we would, as small kids, do with our friends to make sure no one was left without a bath in the colors. Dry colors, or Gulal as we know them; the water colors, that were tough to get off the skin; and what those balloons… they were all fun!!
Similar to the colors of Holi, are these colorful food items that are sure to make way to your dining or center

table this season of colors! So while the day of colors is nearly here, try them if you can ‘cause they are the best bet for your tasty buds 🙂

Holi Special chocolate Gujiya

For sure the number one on our list. There is no Holi without a Gujiya. This item has been a very famous one on this day and seems to have been in my memory since forever. No seriously, you ask anyone and chances are they will put this on the number one spot in their list. So I bring to you the same item with a nutty chocolate twist that you will love this Holi. Enjoy Flavour Basket’ Holi Special Chocolate Loaded Gujiya!

Holi Special Gujiya

Papdi

Another item that you will see make the top list for this festival. So while Gujiya is sweet, Papdi makes its special place for the on the table. Compliments the chocolate Gujiya so well. The icing on the cake is that the recipe is very short n salty ;). So here it is, Flavour Basket’ Holi Special Papdi !!

Holi Special Papdi

Holi Special Thandai

Bets made with marijuana (Bhaang). But for today we will refrain from that ingredient. And instead present to you the (without bhaang) drink that will be the best company for the other items we already discussed. Thandai is again a quick one to make and in this weather probably will be more loved than the tea itself. Here is the Flavour Basket’ Thandai Recipe for Holi!

Holi Special Thandai

Holi Special Dahi Vada

We skipped keeping any heavy item on the list after the top 3 that we mentioned here. Since they themselves will take up most of your tummy space; how about one that is tangy, spicy as well as something that just melts in the mouth. One of the very famous street chaat item on the Indian streets, here is the Holi Special Dahi Vada recipe from Flavour Basket’ kitchen.

Holi Special Dahi Vada

Instant Khatti Mithi Chutney

Again, we didn’t want a heavy item to make its way on the table and probably be left alone after you have had the fantastic four already mentioned in our list. But we also wanted to have a sauce kind of item that will go with the others; specially the Dahi Vada and the Papdi. So while a pickle would be a nice idea for the Papdi, we will go with Khatti Mithi Amchoor Chutney to accompany these two items. Trust me, you won’t be able to keep your fingers dipping into it ;). Enjoy the Instant Khatti Mithi Chutney recipe from Flavour Basket!!

Instant Khatti Mithi Chutney

Holi special dahi vada

Holi Special Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla, whatever the name you call it, is famous in whole India. These vadas are made with yellow lentils and green lentils and accompanied with yogurt and an instant tangy and sweet sauce

Holi special dahi vada

 

Dahi Vada is one of the famous festive item in every Indian home. These are made with love and off course made in bulk. Whenever we had Dahi vada at home or at any occasion we just sit in the corner and enjoy most spongy and chat pata item and hope no one disturbs you in your own world. Actually it happens to me. Dahi Vadas are really easy to make for any festive season. 

 

Holi Special Dahi Vada

 

The hot deep fried vadas are first soaked in luke warm water and transferred to thick beaten yogurt. To add more flavour they may be topped with coriander or mint leaves and for garnishing dry mango powder sauce (amchur ki chutney) is best.

 

Holi Special Dahi Vada Recipe
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: Serving 4
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 131
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated fat: 0
  • Unsaturated fat: 0
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 82 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 0
Recipe type: Street Food, Festive Items, Snack, Healthy Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
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These Dahi vadas are made with yellow lentils and green lentils and accompanied with yogurt and an instant dry mango powder sauce.
Ingredients
  • Yellow Moong Dal - 1 Cup
  • Yellow Urad Dal - ½ Cup
  • Asafoetida Powder (heeng) - 1 Tablespoon
  • Yogurt - 1 Cup
  • Dry Mango Powder Sauce(Amchur Ki chutney) - ½ Cup
  • Chili Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Cooking Oil For Frying
  • Water as needed
Instructions
  1. Soak the both lentils in water for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Wash and drain the lentils.
  3. Grind both the lentils separately in a blender and make a smooth paste.
  4. Mix both the lentils paste into a big bowl and beat them using electric beater or hand for 2 to 3 mins.If using hands beat for 5 to 7 mins.
  5. Now take some batter with the help of your fingers and make a ball.
  6. Deep fry the balls in hot oil in low medium flame till the vadas are golden brown.
  7. Take out the vadas from the oil and soak them in luke warm water with some salt added in that water.
  8. Soak vadas for about 30 mins to 1 hour.
  9. Just before serving squeeze out the excess water from the vadas.
  10. Add sugar and salt as per taste in yogurt and beat it to make it smooth.
  11. Now arrange the vadas on the serving dish and top with the whisked yogurt.
  12. Garnish with the rosted cumin powder, chili powder, dry mango powder sauce(amchur ki chutney) and pomegranate seeds.
Notes
To add more flavor, Dahi Vada may be topped with coriander or mint leaves, crushed black pepper, chaat masala, shredded coconut, green chilis or boondi.