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 A healthy way to beat the summer heat!Spice up your normal tea with a dash of MINT and GINGER.Renowned worldwide for its unique taste,the flavour of  "MASALA CHAI"(Masala Tea) can be further enhanced by mint. Read on how to prepare MINT GINGER TEA ground up! INGREDIENTS: Fresh pudina/mint leaves 1-2 Tbsp Ginger - shredded 1 Tbsp Tea powder - 3 tsp water -2 cups Milk -2 cups(or according to your own taste..add less if you want a stronger tea) Sugar to taste(Honey can also be substituted) HOW TO MAKE: Take a pot and add 2 cups of water and fresh mint leaves to it and bring them to a slow boil.Boil the water for about 4-5 minutes or until the aroma of mint starts infusing in the boling water. Now add the shredded ginger to the boling water and let it boil for the next two minutes . Now add the tea powder,sugar and milk(Note:milk is optional,If you want Indian chai,then add milk ,else you can have it without that) Now let the above


INGREDIENTS: Avocado – 1 ripe --peeled,pitted and mashed coriander leaves – 1 bunch Mint leaves - few strands Green Chillies-5-6 lemon juice – 1tsp Tamarind juice -1 tsp(concentrated) Salt to taste HOW TO MAKE: Peel the ripe avocado(It is easy to remove the skin when ripe),Once it is peeled just twist at the centre of the avocado and it will be split in to two halves and you will see a big seed,remove the seed and mash the avocado. Squeeze lime juice all over it and mix well and keep it aside. In a mixer grind coriander leaves, chillies,mint leaves,tamarind along with little salt and little water to smooth paste. Now mix that with the mashed avocados and the chutney is ready! This can be used as a sauce for sandwich,cutlet,Rotis too!   Preparation  Time: 10 minutes Nutritional Information: Avocados have diverse fats.  For a typical avocado: About 75% of an avocado's calories come from fat, most of whi


When we were Kids,I clearly remember my Grandpa coming to our house every Sunday morning to watch popular TV soap "Mahabharat"and my mom used to prepare his favourite thindi "Poori Saagu".He used to be super excited and would always say "Soft Pooris with Fine Saagu" :).And its really a heavenly combination ! Well this being my Hubby's favourite thindi now ,its time for me to prepare Soft Pooris and Fine Saagu:-) INGREDIENTS: Poori: Wheat flour 2 Cups Warm oil 2 tsp Salt to taste Water to knead For Deep frying: Oil Saagu: Mixed vegetables cut in to 1 inch pieces - 2 cups ½ cup onion chopped 1 medium ripe tomato  Mustard seeds Oil  Curry leaves  Asafoetida/Hing a pinch   Coriander leaves for garnish  To be ground in to a paste: Cinammon 1 inch Cumin seeds 1  tsp Poppy Seeds 2 Tsp Ginger 1 inch Onion -1 small Green Chillies 5-6 Grated coconut - 1 cup Dalia(hurigadale)-1 Tbsp Coriander seeds-1