Saturday, April 25, 2009


Chennai is so hot nowadays, can't go out in the morning. My routine all has changed because this weather and kids are also home. Even to buy vegetables I am going in the evening. Since , kids are in home I prepare some juices for snacks around 11 Am. Me and Janani are going for swimming classes, my Lil one will also accompany us and he will play in the kids pool with his ball, in between he will order Janani to accompany , he will also ask the coach to teach him and imitate what the other kids are doing and he will ask the coach to correct him too, Gautham is really naughty!!.

I don't even feel like standing in the kitchen, I will be sweating all the time because of the heat. But when I serve them both of them say Amma Super aa erukku, I will be recharged :-) . Gautham will hold his thumb and index finger together and say Superla eruukku, ( he can't pronounce R properly) I feel I am a great chef :-)

Carrot Orange Juice

I read this recipe in Malligai Magal Book. I just tried it tasted Yum!!


Carrot - 2
Orange - 2
Honey - 1 tbsp

1. Extract separately Carrot juice and Orange juice.
2. Combine equal amount of orange and carrot juice add honey and blend it.

Neer Moar - Buttermilk

This is will be so refreshing especially when you go out in the hot sun , if you drink this it is so... nice.


Curd - 2 tbsp
Oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves
Ginger - 1/4 inch
Green chili - 1/2
Salt as per taste ( I used both black salt and normal salt)
Hing one generous pinch
1. Chop finely the Green chili , crush the ginger.
2. Blend the curd adding sufficient amount of water, add hing and salt.
3. Heat oil and temper mustard seeds, green chili, ginger and curry leaves.
4. Add this to the blended curd.
The smell of ginger , curry leaves will be yum!!

Cocoa Milk Shake

Janani didn't want her same bounvita or complan for evening. Sometimes I make milk shake out of bournvita too. For a change I Made this cocoa Milk shake , they enjoyed it.


Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp
Milk - 2 cups ( chilled)
Sugar - 2 tbsp

Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend it, you can use ice cubes too.

Musk Melon Juice

This is my father in laws favourite. Even though he is diabetic he will ask me to cut in to fine pieces and add powdered jaggery to that and relish. If i scold him for jaggery he will say jaggery is good for diabetics :-), I miss him when i make this. This time i blend this as a juice, it tasted Yum!!


Musk Melon - 1
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Ice cubes - 6 to 7

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy the cooler.

Banana Cashew Milk Shake

I tried by adding some cashews to the normal milk shake both of them enjoyed as a evening drink.


Banana - 2
cashew - 10
Milk - 2 cups ( chilled)
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Elachi powder - one generous pinch

Combine all the ingredients and blend it together. Enjoy by garnishing with cashews.

Pomegranate Sweet Lime Juice

This is my father in laws favourite. I tasted this in Delhi, i liked the taste, even though i make in home , still i love to have in Delhi.


Pomegranate - 1 medium size
Sweet lime - 3 or 4
Black salt - 1/2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Ice cubes - few

Extract sweet lime juice using a Citrus press. Combine the sweet lime juice and pomegranate in a blender add salt and sugar, blend it with ice cubes.

Mix Fruit Juice

This I tasted in Vegetable shop where I go to buy vegetables and Fruits, i don't like papaya, so when they mix all the fruits you don't feel the smell of papaya in that. So my choice is this to sneak papaya in my diet.


Mango - 1/2 cup
Papaya - 1/2 cup
Pomegranate - 1/2 cup
Chikoo - 1/2 cup
Sweet lime juice - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Ice cubes - few

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy the chilled juice, if you want you can add milk too.
This is taking part in Fun N Sun hosted by tickling plates

1. All these entries goes to Anu's Refreshing Drinks and Mahi's 15 minutes Cooking. and to Summer Treat hosted by Priti.
2. Banana Cashew milk shake is taking part in Let's go nuts Cashew Nuts by Poornima.
3. Cocoa Milk Shake goes to for the love of chocolate by Poornima.
4. Carrot Orange Juice is taking part in Sangi's FIL - Carrot.



yummy juices...everything looks so yummy especially carrot orange combo

Mahimaa's kitchen

onnu panren.... unga aathuku vandhu 1 week stay panren.. daily oru juice try panren... ok a? hahaha... lovely shakes and juices.. i wud live on these.

Priya Sriram

Wow.. thats an awesome collection of coool drinks!! :D I love the orange, honey and carrot one very much!! I'm sure you are a great chef just like the lil one said!! :D


Refreshing drinks for hot summer vidhya.....


A collection of pics over the week! Everything looks soooo good!! Yeah, Chennai summer... I can imagine! I escaped (ofcourse I miss the other aspects!)


WOw vidhya wat a lovely array of delicious and healthy drinks dear!


Hi Vidhya,
wow looks like Chennai summer has got the best out of u;) u've churned out some wonderful chillers apt to beat the heat. wonderful.
Enjoy the vacation time with ur kids dearie :)


Thanks Vidya, Mahi, Priys S, Kittimitti, Priya , Pooja and Suparna.

PS - Thanks for the lovley compliment.
Mahi - You are always welcome to stay.

Ramya Vijaykumar

yuhooo lotsa fresh drinks... I love the idea of carrot, orange and honey so are other drinks refreshing and delightful... Love the colors and the presentation... You can send this to

RD summer, and

Best entries for the event will be yours...


Whatever u say, my fav is the old neer moor! Love it even in winter!


Wow! thats really refreshing & cool. Wonderful collections of juices. Hope ur kids r having nice time.


Yummy juices refreshing for the season vidhya..! Looks like you'v bought all the fruits from the market..! Fanastic first entry for FIL..!!:)


Nice collection of shakes & juices. But my all time fav is neer more!

Gita's Kitchen

kalakara Vidhas...everything looks delicious...very healthy drinks for the kids :)

rekhas kitchen

each and every glass looks so cool realy a cooool post this is


Thanks buddies,

Ramya - thanks for the links dear,

Sangi - I am so happy to send as the first entry.

srikars kitchen

wow.. nice entries.. looks perfect & yummy..nice clicks..,.

Poornima Nair

Wow,ur really tryying hard to fight the heat:)...the drinks look awesome...really tempting...


When its too hot, we just feel like drinking. These are prefet drinks.. love all the new recipes..


Wow everything looks great. Perfect for summer :)


Wow all healthy and refreshing drinks. We need all those juices for the heat here too. All look so cool..


Wow, super duper juices..I love the carrot juice, looks attractive though my favo is neer mor...


kalakkuringa vidhya..Janani and Gautham both are really lucky!!!!!!!!..


kalakkuringa vidhya..Janani and Gautham both are really lucky!!!!!!!!..


kalakkuringa vidhya..Janani and Gautham both are really lucky!!!!!!!!..


Perfect for the season !!

Shama Nagarajan

vidya..nice delicious healthy juices....can u send me a glass daily ?.....


Thank you all


Wow, so many drinks for this hot summer, sure ur kids enjoy!!


Everything looks delish,I personally love the buttermilk.


wow too many heat reducer...nice entry


Nice juices. I like the way you make healthy choices.I guess it all comes with being a mom:)


Everyone of these would sure beat the heat!


wow vidya so much of juices. i m going to try all of them and this will be a nice treat to my kids.will mail u the recipe of tofu sambal soon.


Thank you friends :-)


LOved all of them.. these are simply superb for this kinda weather..

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