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Kashmiri Sader Kaenz - Fermented Rice Water

Sader Kaenz is a fermented Kashmiri drink that is prepared from rice water, pitch and other ingredients. It refreshes a person after consuming in the intense heat of the sun. The people of Kashmir used this drink from time immemorial. this drink has many health benefits. If you are interested to prepare this drink at home, follow the following steps.

Ingredients

  • One big bowl of rice water
  • One cup of boiled rice water
  • One small spoon of carom seeds (Ajwain)
  • Two whole red dried chilies. (saboot lal sookhi mirchi)
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • A handful of carom leaves (optional as it may not be present at homes)
  • 10-12 seeds of about seven cereals including rice (any seven if you don't have no problem you can use even less)
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • One clay pot compulsory (mitti ka matka)
  • Washed malmal cloth to remove dirt and starch (a very fine cotton cloth used to filter and cover the lid)




Method

  • Wash the pot thoroughly and fill it with water and keep it overnight.
  • The next day throws the water and wash the pot again and fill it with water. cover it with lid and keep it like this for two days to remove the smell of soil. After two days wash it thoroughly again and last rinsing with filtered water.
  • Put rice as much as you need for the meal. Wash with water twice and the third rinsing with filtered water.
  • Strain the water of the third rinse in a clean bowl and cover it with lid.
  • Now put water in rice again and soak it for ten minutes.
  • Boil the rice till it becomes soft and strain it in a clean bowl.
  • Put one cup of boiled rice water directly in the pot.
  • Wash all the ingredients mentioned above and put then directly inside the clay pot.
  •  Cover the mouth of the pot with cloth mentioned above and put the rice water through it to filter and shake the contents.
  • Cover it with lid properly and keep it safely in the corner of the kitchen slab.
  • If the pot is a bigger one and it is not full then put one bowl of rice water and one cup of boiled rice water the next day and repeat the process till full.
  • After four days if the taste is sour, your Sader kaenz is ready. If not then keep it for one more day. You have to keep a watch on the taste. The fermentation depends on the temperature.
  • If it tastes sour, fill in the bottles, cool in the fridge and enjoy with your loved ones.
  • Rice is to be cooked.

How to Make Delicious Hot Kashmiri Pink Tea at Home

Making a cup of Kashmiri chai is a labour of love, but the taste is worth the time and effort. 
Here is a recipe that makes two cups of noon chai:
Ingredients
4 cups water (2 cups cold water)
4 green cardamoms
2 to 3 tsp green tea leaves
A pinch of baking soda or saffron (for the beautiful pink hue)
2 cups of milk
Salt and/or sugar (according to taste)
Crushed nuts (almonds and pistachios preferably)
Cream (optional)

Method
  1. Pour two cups of water in a pot with a broad base. Crush green cardamoms in your hand until the seeds come out. Add both the seeds and shells in the water. Add the green tea leaves. Add the baking soda or saffron - it will give the tea its pink color.


  2. Let the mixture simmer and boil for about 20 minutes, until the water is reduced by half. Now add two cups of cold water while the mixture is boiling and stir. After adding the water, let it simmer for five to 10 minutes. While it simmers, boil the milk in another pot (you can add more cardamoms to milk, if you want). Keep stirring the mixture.


  3. Add the tea mixture to the milk. Then add salt or sugar or both, 
    according to your preference. Keep boiling the tea - the more you boil, the stronger the tea will be. Now finally pour the tea in cups, add the crushed nuts and enjoy a hot cup of noon chai.

Rama Navami Special Recipes 2020

Rama Navami is one of the most important Hindu festival. it is celebrated as the birthday of lord rama.

Its a good day for keeping fast and to remember lord rama and sing his bhajans or do any other spiritual activity like visiting temples, doing charities or reading ramcharitmanas or any other spiritual book or remembering lord rama all the time while doing your daily mundane tasks.

In south India, panakam, kosambari (vada pappu) and neer mor is offered to lord rama. Some varieties of payasams or kheer are also made. 

Panakam Recipe - Ram Navami Vadapappu Panagam

Ingredients


Jaggery Powder-1 Cup
Water- 1 Lt
Cardamon Powder -1 Tbsp


Method


Take Jaggery Powder in a Bowl and add water to it.

Stir it well Till the Jaggery Dissolves in that Water

Now add cardamom Powder and Refrigerator  it.

Lean Green Smoothie Recipes

Ingredients


3 cups honeydew melon - peeled, seeded and cubed
3 cups ice cubes
1 cup green grapes
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup broccoli florets (optional)
1 sprig fresh mint

Lean Green Smoothie Recipes
Lean Green Smoothie Recipes

Directions


Place the honeydew melon, ice cubes, grapes, cucumber, broccoli, and mint into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth.

Green Slime Detox Smoothie Recipes

Ingredients 

 2 cups spinach
 2 cups frozen strawberries
 2 tablespoons honey
 1/2 cup ice
 1 banana

Green Slime Smoothie Recipes
Green Slime Smoothie Recipes 

Directions

Place the spinach in the freezer until frozen, at least 1 hour.

Combine the spinach, strawberries, banana, honey, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie Beverages Recipes

Ingredients

Strawberries hulled and roughly chopped 6-8
Orange segments malta 12-15
Orange segments nagpur 12-15
Cinnamon powder ¼ teaspoon
Green cardamom powder a pinch
Ginger juice 2 tablespoon
Coconut water 2-3 cups
Honey 1 tablespoon
Chaat masala 1 teaspoon
Ice cubes 10-12

Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie Beverages Recipes



Method

1. Blend together strawberries, malta orange segments, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, ginger juice, coconut water, honey, Nagpur orange segments, chaat masala and ice cubes in a blender jar till smooth.

2. Pour the smoothie into tall glasses and serve chilled. 

Almond and Banana Smoothie Beverage Recipes

Ingredients

4 tbsp blanched and de-skinned almonds (badam)
1 cup roughly chopped bananas
1 1/2 cups chilled milk
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
8 ice-cubes

Almond and Banana Smoothie Beverage Recipes 


Method

1. Combine the almonds, bananas and ½ cup of milk and blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy.

2. Add the sugar, remaining 1 cup of milk, vanilla essence and 8 ice-cubes and blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy.

3. Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into 4 individual glasses.