This sweet refreshing drink not only quenches your thirst on a hot summer day but has a hell lot of health benefits.Watermelon juice is fat free and contains lycopene.It also helps in digestion.Read more about the benefits of watermelon here.
Watermelon --> 1 cup
Honey --> 1 tsp
Ginger juice --> 1/4 tsp
Chat masala --> pinch
Blend watermelon(the pink part only) in a blender until smooth.
Now to this add honey,ginger juice and chat masala and serve it chilled.
Chicken --> 8 medium pieces( with bones)
Onions --> 3 nos. (medium size)
Ginger paste --> 1 tsp
Garlic paste --> 1 tsp
Tamarind paste --> 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder --> 1 & 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves(cilantro) --> 3/4 cup (finely chopped)
Sugar -->1 tsp
Water -->1/4 cup
Oil -->1 tbsp
Wash and clean the chicken thoroughly.
Heat oil add chopped onions and saute till pink & translucent.Now add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell is completely gone.
Add the chopped coriander leaves(1/2 cup) and saute for a second.
Add the chicken pieces and fry till the outer covering gets browned.
Add tamarind paste,pepper powder and water and cook the chicken on a low flame till the gravy becomes semi-dry and the chicken is well cooked.
Now add in the sugar and fry for a minute.
Remove from heat & garnish with the remaining chopped coriander/cilantro leaves.
Pepper powder can be increased or decreased as per ones taste
Add more water if required.
This a semi-dry dish best served with fried rice or jeera rice.
Raw mango(grated) --> 2 nos.(medium size)
Jaggery/Brown Sugar --> 1/4 to 1/2 cup ( depends on the tanginess of the mangoes)
Turmeric -->1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder --> 2 to 3 tsp
Fenugreek powder --> 1/4 tsp
Mustard powder -->1/4 tsp
Asafoetida(hing) --> pinch
Oil --> 1 Tbsp
Salt --> to taste
Wash and grate the mangoes finely.
Mix salt,turmeric,red chillies powder,asafoetida,mustard powder,fenugreek powder to the grated mangoes and keep it aside for 5 mins.
Cook the grated mangoes for 5 mins at high in a microwave safe dish and remove from the oven.
Now add jaggery/brown sugar and cook the grated mangoes at high for another 5 mins in a microwave safe dish.Remove from the oven.
Heat the oil and add it to the cooked grated mangoes.Allow it to cool and transfer to an air tight container.
Will last one week in the fridge.
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