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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2009

    Recipes From Neha

    Kairee Panha (Raw Mango Juice)

    This is a recipe from Neha Agrawal who writes a very popular cooking blog at http://www.easyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com.


    2 Raw mangoes,
    1\2 cup sugar,
    1 tbsp pepper powder,
    1 tbsp kala namak, (*black salt, look for it in Indian supermarkets or buy online)
    1 tbsp roasted cumin powder,
    Lemon juice (optional)
    Salt to taste.


    Peel the mango, throw away the green skin. Chop mango into one inch chunks.
    In a pan, place the mango, sugar and 1/2 a cup of water.
    Boil till the mango is soft. Cool.
    Blend in a blender till smooth. Sieve this mixture.
    Bring to boil, stirring continuously.
    Take it off the heat. Cool.
    Add cumin powder, kala namak and salt to taste.
    Check if the mixture is sour enough for you. If not add a little lemon juice according to your taste. This is a concentrated form of the drink to make the drink follow the directions below.
    The pulp may be stored in the freezer for over a month.

    To make one glass of "Panha," take 3 to 4 tablespoons of the mixture. Add it to a glass of chilled water, top with a few ice cubes and mix well.

    (*Black salt is also known as kala namak. It is a special type of Indian mineral salt with a distinctive sulfurous flavor. Black salt or kala namak is not black, but more a reddish-gray, because of the presence of trace minerals and iron. It is not interchangeable with sea salt or table salt because of its distinct flavor. source: http://www.soo.co.in/blacksalt.htm)

    Fresh Cucumber Peanut Summer Salad

    This is another recipe from Neha’s cooking blog: http://easyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com

    1 large cucumber; peeled, seeded and diced
    3 tbsp coarsely chopped peanuts(roasted n peel removed)
    10-15 Cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 small onion, chopped (optional)
    1 tsp olive oil
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tbsp red pepper chopped
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp white sugar
    1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
    salt to taste


    Take a mixing bowl and whisk sugar, lemon juice, olive oil and cumin till the sugar has dissolved in it. Then add cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, onions and cilantro.
    Since I used mini cucumbers hence I just chopped them (didn't peeled n seeded). I usually prefer not to peel its skin, just scrub it nicely.

    Combine it all by tossing. And then it can be kept in fridge to be chilled.
    Just before serving add salt to taste and serve it by sprinkling chopped peanuts on top.

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    Hi Gtagirl,
    You can use any recipe, whichever you like, but ofcourse with a credit and link....

    Do inform me too when you are done, so i can have a look too.

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