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Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

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In the sun-soaked days and long warm nights of summer, it’s so nice to kick back with a homemade, healthful and refreshing drink. It doesn’t need to be flashy blue or have an umbrella in it to get the real taste of summer. In fact, by including seasonal produce into a homemade drink, you’ll be in tune with the summer palette of sweet, ripe fruit.

Summer is rolling on, and the heat is still a lingering guest. Here are 5 refreshing thirst quencher recipes that taste so good and are easy to make. We hope you like them!

1. Ginger Lime Chiller

Ginger lime chiller is a fusion of tangy lime and hint of ginger with subtle sweet taste. It is also very helpful for digestion.

Try out this quick and easy recipe and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Ginger – 3 inch, fresh & peeled
  • Mint leaves- ½ cup, fresh & chopped
  • Lime juice – ½ cup, fresh
  • Sugar – as needed
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Black pepper – a pinch, ground
  • Ice crushes – ½ cup
  • Chilled water – 1 cup

Method

1. In a juicer, blend all the ingredients, except ice crushes
2. Strain and serve chilled with ice crushes
3. Garnish with fresh lime slices and mint leaves
4. Ginger lime chiller is ready to relish

2. Mixed Fruit Lassi

This is a temptingly tasty summer drink that can be tried with any desired fruits. So you can substitute your favorite fruits for the ones below.

Ingredients

  • Apple – 1, small and cubed
  • Banana – 1, large, peeled and sliced
  • Watermelon – 1 cup, cubed
  • Muskmelon (or) Ripe mango – 1/2 cup
  • Black grapes – 1/3 cup, seedless
  • Yogurt – 1 1/2 cups, thick and chilled
  • Vanilla essence (or) Cardamom powder – pinch
  • Sugar (or) Honey – 1-2 tbsp
  • Ice Cold water – 1 cup
  • Ice cubes – as required

Method

1. Freeze the cut fruits for 10-15 min. Blend all the ingredients other than ice cubes until smooth and frothy.
2. Pour into tall glasses and serve with ice cubes

3. Mango Slush

Mango Slush is a very refreshing and cooling low-calorie dessert or drink. It tastes heaven and is super easy to make. Also, make sure to prepare it just before you need.

Ingredients

  • Mango – 1½ cups, large ripened, peeled and cubed
  • Ginger juice – 2 tsp (to make ginger juice shred the ginger and squeeze)
  • Lime juice – 2 Tbsp
  • Sugar – 3Tbsp
  • Ice – 3 cups
  • Lime Zest – as required, for garnishing

Method

1. Just before serving empty all the ingredients in a blender and grind until smooth. Do not melt all the ice as Mango Slush is more enjoyable with lots of crushed ice
2. Garnish with lime zest and serve Mango Slush immediately

4. Banana Orange Burst

Ingredients

  • Banana – 1, peeled
  • Orange – 1, large, peeled and deseeded
  • Soya milk – 450ml, vanilla flavored
  • Ginger – 1 tsp, fresh and ground (add more if you want more of a zing)

Method

1. Empty all the ingredients in the juicer and blend until ingredients are crushed and
smooth
2. Serve with ice cubes
5. Virgin Mojito

Virgin Mojito is a simple, refreshing chiller with a sweet, tangy taste that you can gulp once you’re home from a tiring day of work.

Ingredients

  • Mint leaves – 20 to 30, fresh and chopped
  • Lemon – 2, deseeded
  • Sugar – 2 Tbsp
  • Sprite (or) Soda – 400ml (double the amount of sugar if you’re adding soda)
  • Ice cubes – as required

Method

1. Slice the lemons in shape of wedges and remove the seeds
2. Put the mint leaves and lemon wedges in a jar/glass
3. Add sugar and using a spoon mash the ingredient and bash the lemons to give out their juice
4. Bruise the mint leaves gently with a spoon and ensure the sugar combined nicely
5. Pour sprite and ice cubes in it and enjoy

Did we get you tempting and inspired? Do try these quick drinks along with a medley of fruity flavors. Get on and start planning your next healthy summer cocktail to beat the hot summer days.

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Beat the Heat with Summer Foods

summer foods

We’ve been condoning the summer for more than a week already when March melts its way into April the temperature is at its peak. Apparently, this is the time you take advantage of the kitchen of the sunshine and good times.

Try some easy, breezy recipes to make use of the best seasonal fruits,vegetables & herbs. During this season indigestion is common, and we will find our appetite diminishing. So keep it simple, keep it light.

Keep it Cool

Swap to foods that help you cool down and hydrate you during the summer months. Try adding any of these to your daily foods :

  • Cucumber, tulsi, tender coconut, pineapples, watermelon, sprouts, lemon, coriander, mint leaves
  • Also include olives, tomatoes, dal
  • You can also use a lot of yogurt(curd) which helps bring a light and refreshing element to your dish
  • Eat a lot of steamed food like idli, aapam, puttu, etc

Knock-out Recipes

To help you innovate all of these here’s a purveyor of simple Indian recipes to beat the summer.

1. Coconut sorbet

Ingredients :

  • Tender coconut pulp – 1/2 cup
  • Tender coconut water – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice (optional) – 1 Tbsp

Method :

1.To a mixer jar empty tender coconut pulp

2. Grind it adding coconut water, sugar and lemon juice until the mixture turns smooth.

3. Transfer the mixture to a flat box and freeze for 3 hours

4. Take it out every 1 hour and grind it smoothly. Repeat this for 5 times minimum for a soft sorbet.

5. Then again freeze overnight and scoop and serve it the next day.

2. Tomato Raita (side dish)

Ingredients :

  • Curd, chilled – 1 cup
  • Tomato, finely chopped – ½ cup ( 1 nos.)
  • Mint & coriander leaves, chopped – as required
  • Green chili, finely chopped – 1 nos.
  • Cumin / jeera powder, roasted – ½ tsp
  • Black salt or regular salt – as required

Method :

1. Whisk the fresh chilled curd till smooth

2. Add the finely chopped tomatoes, mint & coriander leaves, chopped green chilies, roasted cumin powder and season with black salt as per taste

3. Mix them well and serve immediately

3. Cucumber Chiller

Ingredients :

  • Ginger, peeled and chopped – 1 inch
  • Cucumber, peeled and chopped – 1 nos.
  • Water – 1/2 glass
  • Ice – as required
  • Lemon wheels, for garnish
  • Cucumber wheels, for garnish

Method :

1. In a juicer, blend ginger, cucumber and 1/2 cup of cold water

2. Strain the puree through a mesh sieve

3. Fill glasses with ice and blended juice. Top with lemon and cucumber wheels

Enjoy the summer with sun-kissed vegetables and colourful fruits. Make sure to eat light and early. Include a lot of vegetables, fruits pulses or fish.

Chill out with these tasty recipes, and enjoy the season.

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Happy Women’s Day to all Superwomen

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She’s got the Power

Woman is the extraordinary power that relays the lion’s share of responsibility. With the power of her love, a house becomes a home. And her culinary arts, signal a harmonious family. Be proud! Because you’re a woman, fore-seer and the source of love. Most of the women shoulder multiple responsibilities as house wives and working women. They oversee relationships and tailor situations for a stable relationship. These blessings in disguise take joy in every little thing they do – cooking, caring, teaching.

School of Roles

Women as individuals, pursue their talents and dreams that are awe inspiring. They’re also chiefly responsible for mentoring children, major family decisions, finance maintenance, nourishing the family, and the list is long. The social roles and responsibilities with privileges of being women add spice to their lives. Saying that, getting their hands on cooking is yet another pleasurable area of expertise.

Superwomen’s Day

Premier salutes and encourage women to pursue their heart’s desires. Every day is women’s day, not just 8th March. Good times are the days well spent with families. We, Premier, value your time. Now enjoy with your families, kitchen won’t beckon you now and then. No more time consuming tiresome cooking. Premier’s limelights as a token of love and appreciation to the Superwomen of a contemporary kitchen with some revolutionary time-saving kitchen appliances – Induction cooker, Three 
burner stove, Roti maker.

We recognize all of your efforts and hard work. Wish you goodness, happiness and prosperity in life.

Happy Women’s Day to all Superwomen

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Induction Pressure Cooker – Cooking Made Healthy

Induction bottom pressure cooker

 

Cooking is love made visible. There is nothing more amazing in life when you can cook tasty food in minutes.

An induction bottom pressure cooker ensures a faster and easier cooking experience. The induction base makes this pressure cooker a dual cookware for cooking on an induction stove and LPG stove.

This stunning new Induction base pressure cooker from Premier makes it a functional necessity that every kitchen should own. Here are a few reasons to consider the Premier Inner lid Aluminium Induction Bottom Pressure cooker:

Even Cooking

The Induction base on the pressure cooker equally distributes heat faster, directly into the vessel. Whereas, the standard pressure cooker absorbs heat only on the spot above the burner. The stainless steel plate inserted at the bottom of the cooker makes it magnetic and work on induction cooktops as well as LPG stoves. The flame evenly distributes without overheating the cooker and cooks the food uniformly within minutes. Premier pressure cooker consumes less gas or less electricity without over cooking.

Healthiest Mode of Cooking

Induction pressure cookers are made for convenience and safety. Aesthetically featured to give you the taste of traditional Indian cooking, they cook food within a snap and cuts down time. Both on stove and induction cooktop, Premier induction cooker increases thermal efficiency.

While it is essential to cook food before we eat, it is also important to not to overcook. The modern craftsmanship doesn’t allow the pressure cooker to overcook or burn the food. Thereby, induction base perfects cooking and makes a healthier meal.

Easy to Clean and Maintain

The pressure cooker is engineered with aluminium body, resulting in magnetic bottom to cut down energy and time consumption.

Thermal efficiency, aluminium body, magnetic field, all these technical words might sound gibberish, but when it comes to cleaning the cooker it is super-duper easy! Induction pressure cooker reduces not only your cooking time but also your cleaning time.

Premier pressure cooker has been certified by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) of USA and Bureau of Indian Standards (ISI). We at Premier ensure safety, reliability and durability for your kitchen.

The aluminium material makes this cooker sturdy and resistant to dents and more energy-efficient, stays looking new for years. Experiment with new recipes and get to spend more time with your family.

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5 Tempting Non-rice Recipes you can Make in Electric Rice Cooker

5 tempting recipes

Your rice cooker has secret talents! Rice cooker isn’t a unitasker but a superhero who can cook a wide variety of foods. Here are a few exciting recipes that might convince you to invest in an Electric rice cooker.

An electric rice cooker uses moisture to cook food, whereby it traps the flavors in the pot. Make use of the cooking surface and do whatever you want, it’s worth the experimentation.

Frittata

Frittatas are more like a fried omelette with vegetables. Grease the rice cooker with butter. Mix vegetables, eggs, seasonings – pepper, salt, garam masala, oregano, dried thyme in a bowl. Pour the ingredients into the rice cooker and cook for 12-15 min. Slice into wedges and enjoy.

Chocolate cake

Rice cooker chocolate cake requires no eggs or milk. It requires just mixing the ingredients together and cooking for about an hour. Mix all the dry ingredients 1.5 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 4 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp of baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp baking powder. Add the wet ingredients, 90 ml of sunflower/cooking oil, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 Tbsp vinegar, 1 cup of water. Pour the batter into the buttered rice cooker and cook for 1 hour. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes before removing. Invert bowl on a flat plate for a smooth finish. Top with your favorite frosting.

Chicken Breasts

Combine sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, pepper, salt with chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and allow to marinate. Place chicken packet in the rice cooker staem box. Close the lid and steam for 10 minutes and then open the lid again and put vegetables in a separate foil packet to steam along with the chicken. Allow to steam till the cooker changes to keep warm. Unfoil the chicken and vegetables, mix them together in a serving bowl. Serve hot.

Oatmeal

Soak the oats overnight in the rice cooker, and then switch it on in the morning for a hot breakfast, about half an hour before breakfast. Rice cooker is best to make smaller amounts of oatmeal without crusting and easier to clean too. 1 cup of regular oats, 2 1/2 cups of water or milk, few pieces of fresh fruits (banana, apple, strawberry), cinnamon, and nuts. Cook on the lower-temp for porridge to set in.

Sweetcorn Chicken Soup

Preheat rice cooker, combine olive oil with butter and saute for 5 min. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic, onion and potato and saute for another five minutes. Add the sweetcorn, vegetable stock, bring to the boil. Wait until the potatoes are cooked. Stir in the cream and season with salt and black pepper, then pour into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a sprinkle of spring onions.

Endless adaptability and easy cleanup rice cooker are an excellent place to start. It is a versatile tasker for a hearty meal, and something delicious is minutes away. Best of all, these recipes are the ideal ones that you can try when while watching an exciting movie on TV, or when guests are at home or while teaching your kids. As they are a set-it-and-forget dishes and never consumes your time. Basically, just throw everything into the rice cooker and see the magic.

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Healthy Breakfast for an Energetic Day

balanced diet

Most talked and debatable topic by Homemakers is ‘How to go about the Healthy diet.’ Unlike what you see in magazines and TV shows, healthy eating is easy.

Each person’s’ daily nutritional requirements are different. All Mothers, Fathers, Children and Grandparents can follow these simple tips. Balance is the key to a healthy diet, which means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions maintains a healthy body weight. Here are ideas for women seeking a balanced diet for good health.

Swap Carbs to Protein

Kick start your day by following some simple Breakfast rules.

Rule: No Skipping Breakfast!

Whatever be it, don’t skip breakfast as it sets your blood sugar level. Skipping breakfast will lead you to choose the wrong foods later in the day.

Protein boosts metabolism, reduces hunger and appetite. In other words, you end up eating less for the rest of the day by choosing Protein for Breakfast. Also, you can spread your protein intake throughout the day by eating protein with every meal.

Healthy Foods

Balanced diet isn’t complex and bland as it has been portrayed. Taste and Health go together as an additional bonus.

A protein breakfast is easy to prepare.

1. Top your morning toast with scrambled egg, a slice of shallow grilled salmon or ham and when you do have a little more time enjoy an omelette

2. Having a banana milkshake or any fruit juices with your morning portion is a quick and tasty way to start your day

3. Aim for at least two sandwiches a week. Grab interesting protein veggies such as sprouts, peas, mushroom, sweet corn, broccoli. Sandwich or Salad them once a week

4. For a healthy choice, spread Peanut butter instead of chocolate spreads

Some of the Protein-rich foods that you can consider are Egg, Milk, Cheese, Curd, Fish- Tuna & Salmon, Meat-Chicken, Peanut Butter, Nuts, Wheat, Fruits- avocado, guava, peaches, pomegranates, oranges, bananas & Vegetables.

 

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How to make Instant Ven Pongal

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Giving thanks to the Creator and created is deep-rooted in the hearts of the Tamil culture. Honouring the mother nature for the blessing of the harvest stands tall than all human traditions. The celebrational wheel of time rotates us to the “Festival of Harvest.”

Margali (tamil month) signals the end of the traditional farming season, giving farmers a break from their monotonous routine. Farmers pay gratitude to mother nature and farm animals as a token of love and appreciation. Part of the celebration involves boiling of the first rice of the season consecrated to the Sun.

Pongal is the quickest and lightest special breakfast. Pot Pongal is the yummiest and interesting food during occasions. But now being part of nuclear families in apartments, pot Pongal may not be practical for many. However, it is nothing to be worried about, as making Ven Pongal at home in traditional taste is super easy.

With Pongal around the corner, let’s learn some traditional cooking recipe. This stepwise traditional Pongal recipe is exclusively for you lovely ladies out there.

Traditional Ven Pongal Recipe

Preparation time : 5 min

Cooking time : 25 min

Serves : 4

Ingredients

  • Raw white rice (pacharisi) – 1 cup
  • Dry roasted Moong dal (paasi parupu)- 1/4 cup
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Ginger chopped – 1 tblsp
  • Asafoetida (paerungayam) – 1 pinch
  • Salt – as needed

Seasoning

  • Ghee – 2 tblsp
  • Jeera – 2 tsp
  • Pepper – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinches
  • Cashews – 6

Cooking Method

Step 1 : Wash rice and dal together, drain excess water. Coat pressure cooker with a tsp of ghee. Fry ginger and asafoetida for few seconds.

Step 2 : Add 4 cups of water, wait until it boils. Add the washed rice, dal, salt and pressure cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.Wait until pressure gets released by itself,open & mash.

Step 3 : For Seasoning, add ghee in a tadka pan, when hot add pepper and let it start splutter and then switch off the flame. Add cashews and fry till it starts golden and then lastly add jeera. Add curry leaves and asafoetida lastly. Mix them well and then add it to pongal and fold them together.

Tastes best when served hot or warm with Coconut chutney and Sambar. Hope Instant Vengal adds flavour to your home.

Premier wishes you all an “Appetizing Pongal”