Monday 26 March 2018

Blue lagoon Cooler

If you don't drink alcohol or are simply looking to drink a little less of it, there's no reason to fret: you can still enjoy the sweet pleasures of a cocktail by embracing the mock-tail. Loose the booze and instead, indulge in one of the myriad drink combinations made with sparkling water, flavored soda, fresh juices, and simple herb-and-fruit-distilled syrups. 

Blue lagoon cooler is an amazing refreshing cooler, The color of this drink always attracts me whenever we go to have some drinks or for Pizza. This refreshing drink I used to order and enjoy it with delicious pizzas or just like that. Summer has started in Qatar, and we really need some refreshing drinks or coolers these days. I got the Curacao syrup and made this cooler with some lemon juice, sprite and with some soda water. Check out the super simple recipe of this cooler and get away from the scorching heat. Enjoyyy!!


1 Cup Blue Curacao Syrup
2 tbsp Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp Simple Sugar Syrup as per your taste
2 Cup Sprite
1 Cup soda water
Ice cubes as needed
Cherries to garnish


1. Take a Pot and add blue Curacao syrup, simple sugar syrup and lemon juice to it.

2. Now add sprite and top it with the soda.

3. Stir lightly with a spoon and garnish with cherries.

Serve and Enjoy….

Monday 19 March 2018

Rasam Powder

Rasam is a staple diet of people in South India. This can be had as a soup also. History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavors and regional cuisines.

Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions.

Basic rasam powder is just made with toor dal, pepper, coriander, jeera, red chilies and hing. To make it flavorful and tasty, one can use the following ingredients: Roasted Channa dal lends a unique aroma and slightly thickens the rasam. Fenugreek seeds or methi seeds add a unique aroma and is also healthy. This time in our Foodiemonday Bloghop event,we are back with Spice Powders. I am contributing the recipe of Rasam Powder. Check out the recipe below and enjoy it in your meal. :)


21/2 tsp Cumin seeds
11/2 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
2 tsp Black peppercorns
5 whole dry red chilies
1 tsp Oil
1/3 cup Toor daal
1/2 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
30 Curry leaves


1. Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorns and whole dry red chilies. Set aside to cool.

2. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the dal till red. Set aside to cool. Grind the roasted ingredients with asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.

3. Cool and store in airtight containers.

Monday 12 March 2018

Kiwi lemonade

In doha, the summer has already knocked the door, and again we will need all the cool and refreshing ingredients back in our fridge....Again we are back with lots of ice creams, coolers, lemonades, milk shakes, cold coffees etc.. Here, from yesterday I started to feel more heat in weather as when I went for daily walk in the morning, I could literally feel that heat on my body...And I said, Summer You are welcome once again.

I had some fruits in my fridge, And kiwifruit was one of them. By discussing our next theme for our Foodiemonday Bloghop event, we were end with Cookbook recipes. This lemonade recipe was written in my hand written recipe book, which me and my mom used to write recipe in our diary. I have few of the diaries here with me, I was searching for refreshing recipe and I got this. This Kiwi lemonade is so easy to make, and will make you so refresh and calm after having this. Super fast recipe to calm and refresh yourself, Adding this recipe to our 135th foodiemonday bloghop event. Check out the recipe below and enjoyy :)


6 kiwi fruits
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup lemon juice
few fresh mint leaves
1 liter carbonated water, chilled


1. Peel kiwi. Puree peeled fruit in blender container. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh wire strainer placed over a bowl. Discard seeds (some may remain).

2. In a large pitcher combine sugar and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in strained kiwi. Cover and chill.

3. Slowly add the chilled carbonated water and fresh mint leaves just before serving.



Monday 5 March 2018

Penne with Spinach Sauce

This is a perfect week night meal the whole family will enjoy. Sneaking spinach into a dish it is a great way to get your picky kids to eat more leafy greens without any complaints.

This is a wonderful and simple pasta dish that can be served with salad and bread on the side. This cheesy pasta dish comes together in a flash and is a tasty meal that everyone loves!  I’ve recently started making a white sauce with fresh spinach blended in, and I’m happy to report that it’s a big hit! Prisha and Himanshu loved it just as much as the classic recipe. This is super simple to make – you simply add fresh blanched spinach to the cheesy sauce, and then blend it all up with an immersion blender. I have added broccoli too when I was blanching the spinach. Once the sauce is ready, add your hot pasta, stir, and serve! They are so flavorful pasta.

This is our 134th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop event, this time we are back with #Pastasauce theme to take you guys on a tour of different Pasta sauce recipes, I ma contributing the healthy version of Pasta sauce which is Green sauce made with spinach and broccoli. These are the whole wheat Penne pastas, made with exotic vegetables like broccoli, cherry tomatoes and if you like you can add sweet corn kernels too. 


1/2 Cup White sauce
3 cloves of garlic, peeled, chopped
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 pound fresh blanched spinach
3 small flowers of Broccoli, blanched
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup hot pasta water
Salt & ground black pepper
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Cup whole wheat Penne Pasta
1 onion, sliced chopped
some flowers of broccoli
1/4 Cup diced carrot
1/2 Cup Cherry tomatoes


1. In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic, 1 Tbsp all purpose flour, roast the flour until little brown and add milk according to sauce consistency. Add Black pepper powder, some salt and oregano. Cook it for 3-4 minutes. Your white sauce is ready.

2. Blanch the fresh spinach and broccoli, Blend in cream cheese, olive oil and pepper. In another pan take olive oil and add all the vegetables and saute them for 2-3 minutes add salt and pepper. Keep them aside.

3. Take another pan and add white sauce in it, cook it for a minute and add blended paste of spinach and broccoli. again cook it for 2 minute. Add your favorite pasta and sauted vegetables in the sauce, serve it hot.