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MINT GINGER TEA

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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 TbspGinger - shredded 1 TbspTea powder - 3 tspwater -2 cupsMilk -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 mixture come to a boil.Switch off the stove and pour the …

AVOCADO CHUTNEY

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INGREDIENTS:
Avocado – 1 ripe --peeled,pitted and mashedcoriander leaves – 1 bunchMint leaves - few strandsGreen Chillies-5-6lemon juice – 1tspTamarind 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 which is monounsaturated fat. On a 100 g basis, avocados have 35% more potassium (485 mg) than bananas …

POORI SAAGU

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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 CupsWarm oil 2 tspSalt to tasteWater to knead For Deep frying: Oil Saagu:
Mixed vegetables cut in to 1 inch pieces - 2 cups½ cup onion chopped1 medium ripe tomato Mustard seedsOil Curry leaves Asafoetida/Hing a pinchCoriander leaves for garnish 
To be ground in to a paste: Cinammon 1 inchCumin seeds 1  tspPoppy Seeds 2 TspGinger 1 inchOnion -1 smallGreen Chillies 5-6Grated coconut - 1 cupDalia(hurigadale)-1 TbspCoriander seeds-1 tspcoriander leaves -few strands HOW TO MAKE:
SAAGU:
Take a mixer and grind all the ingredien…