3 April 2007

Take a guess....

Summer's here and so are these summer coolers. Guess the main ingredients in these….








Most of you got one right!

The first one is mango! Yes, a mango milkshake with just alphonso mangoes and milk in it. No sugar, icecream and the like. Pure and natural as can be.



The second is Panakam, the secret ingredient in it is this :

I remember my grandma and grand aunt preparing panakam for some poojas at my native place in Kerala. They extracted the juice by crushing the sugarcane bits with a stone / ammikallu. Panakam prepared this way tasted heavenly! And this taste cannot be replicated by processors. To prepare panakam, I crushed 2-3 bits of sugarcane in the processor adding very little water. Seive the extract and discard the residue. Add to it 2-3 tbsp of jaggery, 2 cups of water, 2 pinches of ginger powder, a pinch of cardamom powder, 7-8 crushed peppercorns, mix and let it stand till the jaggery melts. Mix well and serve chilled.

The third is a mocktail, Sunset fizz. To make it puree 2 strawberries and pour into 2 glasses. Add 50 ml orange juice to each glass. Top with 50 ml lemonade in each glass. It should look like sunset colours – pale orange to dark orange-pink. Mine didn't quite stay that way, the strawberry floated on top and the fizz was missing too by the time I took a picture!

17 comments:

Shilpa. said...

Summer for you, yaar, not me! :) Still rainy and muggy sometimes over here! Err, there was a clue for the first shake - it's mango, right? :) As for the other two, I'm guessing the middle one is peach but no idea for the last one! :)

sra said...

Jyothsna, mango, pomegranate/cherry and the single pic below a combination of strawberry and mango/str.+ peach? I'm sure the tomatoes in the pic are red herrings :)

trupti said...

mango and peach are my guesses.....but then again, it could be lychee(?)....

trupti

Asha said...

Watermelon,Tomato?! I am a bad guesser J!:)

swapna said...

mango and watermelon?am i correct?...:-?

Sharmi said...

the first one looks like mango, second and third may be watermelon, lemon and mint i suppose.

cheers
sharmi

Mandira said...

mango, mango and strawberry combination in second one.

KitchenFairy said...

First one is Banana...Grrrrrrr..Is there any clue??

Pooja said...

mango , watermelon and tomato... my guesses ........till now i never turn outto be true in such games.....:))
-Pooja

Gattina said...

First I think I see cherry tomato.
And mango?

Sia's Corner said...

mango, tomato are my guesses:)
i locve this guessing game:)

Mishmash ! said...

Jyothsna, of all the three there, I will take that glass of mango milkshake, I feel nothing can beat the taste of a simple mango shake :)

Shn

bee said...

all these look so inviting.

Reena said...

Such inviting drinks. First one looked like Mango but I have never heard of Panakam.

swapna said...

Hi jyothsna
I thought the second one is definitely made of watermelon.but it was really amazing..with SUGARCANE!!!!!!thanks for sharing this.

Pravs said...

Mango milk shake and sugarcane juice is my fav !
Now making sugarcane juice looks...bit of a work.. can i have that glass of juice pleassssssseeeee ?????

I guess it is carrot and watermelon ?
Orange, carrot & watermelon ?

Susan said...

When a mango is perfectly ripe, it is pure pleasure! Lovely photos!