It has been a long time since I posted something on this blog and that is indeed a crime. But I am very happy that few of my friends came to me and asked why I have updated my blog for a long time. It definitely brought a smile to my face and it felt good. Hence this post.

I am hoping that Navarathri ended happily at your house. For me, it has been a pretty hectic weekend (Wish it had come over two weekends like last time).  Had invited guest for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. No kidding! Here is a list of items that I prepared on various days for guests.

  • Moong Dhal Dosai
  • Coconut chutney
  • Red pepper chutney (thogaiyal actually)
  • Onion Tomato sambhar (araichutvitta sambhar)
  • Chick Peas sundal
  • Spicy Buttermilk (With ground onion and green chillies)
  • Okra sambhar (Araichuvitta sambhar)
  • Eggplant Stir fry (Kathirikkai podi potta curry)
  • Cucumber raita
  • Kara Paniyaaram (Made from medu vada maavu)
  • Chick peas sundal
  • Tapioca Pudding (Javvarisi Payasam)
  • Semiya Kichadi
  • Lime pickle
  • Peas masala
  • Dhal Tadka
  • Onion pakoda (the south indian one)
  • Low Cal Iced Tea

Of all the things that I have noted above, the one we love the most is the Low Calorie Iced tea. It’s a wonderful replacement to all those sugary drinks for those hot days (It’s almost fall!!, please excuse). It is ridiculously easy to make and it keeps well in the fridge

. Iced Tea

 

Ingredients

Putting it together

  • Squeeze the juice of the orange
  • Dump everything in to the Juice Jar
  • Fill it up with water
  • Stir it with long wooden spoon

Note : If you are planning to add a wedge of Orange, add it to the glass and not the Jar. It would begin to ferment in the Jar and would not taste good

Garnish with a little bit of mint and any other creative things that come to your mind. Note again : Do not expect it to be sweet. Its more like flavoured water