June 29, 2009

Rosewater Soda

Posted in Drinks at 10:55 am by kalpana

Things were crazy last month..i mean crazyyyy good! šŸ™‚ .My sudden india trip was amazing! As exciting as it was , it was so overwhelmingĀ  that at one point, i had to take it easy (one month with my son and no daddy around…not an easy task ! šŸ˜¦ ). My son,my sister,niece and myself left for a short trip to india to attend my brother’s wedding reception.We never thought it would happen so soon.I vividly remember the days i used to babysit my brother and i cann’t believe he is married who is hardly 22 years old :).None of us got married this young and i strongly believe whatever happens , happens for a reason.We all stood by him when he dared to quit his studiesĀ  andĀ  followed his dreams to be a pilot.We stood by him then and we stand by him now and support him.I wish, pray and hopeĀ  he reaches many heights…..literally :).We couldn’t have found a better bride for him.My sister-in-law is precious! .This trip was very refreshing to me as the drink i am going to share with you guys.This drink is popularly known as panneer soda (not to be mistaken for paneer,the cheese). Rose water is called panneer in tamil (Atleast ,that is how i call it.Correct me if i am wrong guys).Mix this drinkĀ  just when you are about to serve.



  1. Sugar – 1 cup
  2. Water – 1/2 cup
  3. Rose water – 1 teaspoon
  4. Seltzer water (carbonated water)


  • Heat the sugar and water in a pan until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until it forms a nice thin syrup.Add the rosewater and take it out of heat.
  • Cool the syrup in the refrigerator.
  • When you ready to serve add a little syrup and ice cubesĀ  to the serving glass.Fill it with seltzer water .
  • Mix it well and serve immediatly.

ahhh………it feels too good to be blogging again. šŸ™‚


August 12, 2006

Ginger – Lemon Juice

Posted in Drinks at 10:42 pm by messycooks



Lemon – 1

Ginger piece – 1/4 inch piece

Honey – 1 tablespoon ( Add more if you want it sweeter)


Cold water


1. Add all the above ingredients except icecubes to a blender.Blend it well for 2 mins.

2.Filter the juice to using a filter. Serve it in a Glass with icecubes.

July 22, 2006

Strawberry Smoothie

Posted in Drinks at 4:34 pm by messycooks



Fully ripen strawberries – 4 or 5

Half a Banana

Curd – 2 tablespoons

Ice cubes – 4

Sugar – 1 Tablespoon

Honey – optional

Serves 1.


Add all the above ingredients to a blender .Blend until everything incorporates.

Pour it in a Glass.Smoothie is ready to be served.