As someone who loves a good meal, cooking one, came to me as a natural passion. I belong to a family where meal times consisted of not just food, but also noisy conversation centered around the events of the day and discussing the menu for the next. (ah yes, we are a greedy lot! )

For the most part of my life so far, my contribution in the kitchen was assisting mom and my duties were limited, to chopping veggies and laying the table. Then along came the great Indian wedding, and I was suddenly the queen of my very own kingdom. My curiosity about this magical world, coupled with an enthusiastic sous-chef (my husband, Vineet), led me to take on the challenge of preparing meals on a daily basis, and not succumbing to the convenience of hiring a cook.

This blog is a product of my experiments with food (not all are life threatening :D) for my fellow culinary enthusiasts - especially the newly weds and hungry bachelors and is dedicated to the women who've inspired me in the kitchen;
Aji (s),Ma and Nigella Lawson.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Papaya-Orange Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfasts are the first meal of the day, that most of us including me, skip most of the times simply because we have just no time to put things together before we need to haul our reluctant selves to work...This section on beverages, which is not limited to non-alcoholic beverages (do I hear a, "thank god!" from you boys?) is my attempt to come up with something easy, delicious and healthy... basically, breakfasts-in-a-glass.
This recipe is super-healthy, low on fat and sugar, best made with freshly squeezed orange juice, and seriously takes all of 2 minutes if you take care to peel and cube the papaya the previous night. 

1 small Papaya - peeled, de-seeded & cubed
(approx. 2 cups cubed Papaya)
1 cup Orange juice
1 cup Yoghurt (dahi)
3 tbsp Honey ( Or 2 tbsp Sugar)
6-8 Ice cubes

Just stick everything in a blender, and give it a whirrrrrrrrrrr! Add  a few tablespoons of chilled water or a few more ice cubes if you feel its too thick.
Pour into a glass and sprinkle some ground nutmeg. Drink up! :)

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