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Beat the Heat with Summer Foods

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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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Kitchen appliances, One Touch dry and wet grinder, Pots and Pans

Relishing Malai Kofta with Potato Dumplings in Creamy Tomato Gravy

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Have you encountered Malai Kofta? India’s favorite dish is a rich union of fried potato, vegetables and cheese dumplings in a spiced tomato gravy. This all-time favorite Indian dish, tastes excellent with rice or flat bread.

Cooking time : 30 minutes

Ingredients

Kofta (Potato Veggie Dumplings)

  • 2 cups russet potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped

  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen

  • 2 Tbsp toasted cashews, finely chopped

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour

  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Tomato Gravy

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp ginger, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 cup onion, diced finely

  • 1 tsp chili, finely chopped

  • 1 cup tomatoes, pureed

  • 2 Tbsp cashews, toasted and ground (coffee grinder works well)

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup water, or as needed

  • 1/4 tsp garam masala

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp coriander, ground

  • 1/4 tsp salt, to taste

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. Boil 4-5 glasses of water in Handi (pot pan) and add potatoes and carrots. Cook for 10-15 minutes until easily mashable with a fork. Add peas and cook 1-2 minutes more, then drain water and transfer the vegetables to a large mixing bowl to cool.

  2. On the other hand, lets start making the gravy. Get the sauce pan on work. Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Add cumin seeds and cook until they begin to crackle. Add onion, ginger, and serrano chili (optional). Cook for 3-4 minutes, stir occasionally until onion begins to brown. Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes more. Transfer mixture to a mixer grinder and blend until smooth.

  3. Add oil and the remaining ingredients respectively to a stew pan, saving water for the end. Add as much of water as you need to make a nice gravy consistency (will continue to thicken as it cooks). Combine ingredients and stir well, let it bubble gently over low heat. If too watery, you can add additional cashew powder to thicken it.

  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to koftas, stir and a thick gravy will form. Make small sized kofta balls. Heat oil in a fry pan and place the balls a few inches apart from each other for uniform cooking. Cook until crispy on the bottom and flip over until crispy on all sides.

  1. When koftas are done, drop them in the heated gravy and serve immediately with rice or bread of your choice

Malai Kofta is undoubtedly an asset to the art of cooking. Try this ‘must have’ dish with Premier kitchen appliances.

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Bring Home a versatile mixer for all your grinding needs

Today’s smart moms’ needs are unique! Many times they feel that a wet grinder is too big and a normal mixie is too restrictive to meet their grinding needs. Women, at times, have versatile dry and wet grinding requirements. No more wondering for a new product that would meet their needs. Premier has introduced a unique one touch wet and dry grinder. This is a best companion for modern moms who love to try out fresh recipes each day !

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  • The Jar volume is 500 ml .
  • Perma sharp SS Blades ensures a finer, consistent and faster grinding.
  • It dry grinds coffee beans, spices, dhal, turmeric etc..
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