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Ice Apple (Nungu) milk shake

Ice Apple (Nungu) milk shake Print Recipe Ice apple ( Nungu) milk shake…An exotic drink that can be had during intense heat…it is rich in water content, vitamin, calcium and minerals…A good source to replenish…

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Egg Biryani (one-pot meal)

A one-pot meal that we all love..As I said before, in Malabar you get the tastiest biryani…We make it mild with just enough spiciness..meat, egg or vegetables can be used..but meat biryani is the all time favourite of people..Since I did not want to make rice and different side dishes to go with rice, eggs came in handy…then the idea of making egg biryani struck me…the masala gives the authentic biryani flavour whether it is veg, meat or egg…This is always a hit…Have it with raitha and any side dish of your choice..

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Malabar Shrimp Biriyani

The authentic shrimp biriyani of Malabar..This is a one-pot meal..But the ingredients in this dish bring it to a super delicious level…Malabar Muslims are the experts in making the awesome biriyani…they are born experts in biriyani making and for that matter any other non veg dish..I always find this cumbersome…prep part of making a biriyani…You need somebody to help peeling the garlic and onions and preparing the masala…Anyway the effort did pay well, of course…Rice got a little overcooked…without compromising on taste…

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Semi ripe papaya and pomegranate salad

Papaya is a tropical fruit. This sunny fruit is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and a good laxative. An ideal fruit to have during summer..a wholesome meal in itself. The enzyme papain in this fruit is powerful digestive aid and antioxidant. Add any fruits of your choice. I had only semi ripe papaya. Even ripe papaya can be used, in fact it will be more tastier.

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Muskmelon cucumber pomegranate salad

Global warming combined with heat wave is affecting most parts of the world..Heat drains you of the water and electrolytes from your body…and we have to replete it with enough water in the form of juices and salads…Melons contain 70 to 80% water content and is a good source of vitamin and minerals…a good laxative and prevents dehydration…include fruits containing more water in your diet to fight heat…I combined cucumber, pomegranate and muskmelon to give the cumulative effect to fight against dehydration..

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Tangy Zesty lime juice with jaggery

Since summer is in full swing and is supposed to get worser we have to look for alternatives to get comfortable, without getting effected by the heat waves…This drink we had when we went to Malati (my husband’s niece) and courtesy to Malati…A tangy, zesty, citrusy drink, and with jaggery and mint the cooling effect is otherworldly,,,and quite a nutritious drink…Lemon has lots of Vitamin C and is very good as an antiseptic, anti oxidant, anti so…so..so…there are umpteen benefits..

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