Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1 Minute Coffee Mug Cake | 1 minute egg less cake ..

This video demonstrates an easy and fast way to prepare eggless coffee mug cake with minimal ingredients and without any special/high end appliances.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lychee Tea - Healthy Tea | Vegan Lychee Tea..

Some Basics about Lychee and Black Tea Leaves .. 

What is Lychee ?

Lychee is a tropical fruit and it belongs to "Soapberry" family and it has many health benefits. 
Lychee's are high in Vitamin C and phosphorous.

Below is the Lychee picture for your reference.

Recent research supports these claims: "Studies have shown that tea may protect against heart disease, Alzheimer's and many types of cancer". And also from centuries, "Tea" has been used in alternative medicine to treat everything from cancer to constipation.

Some information on Black Tea Leaves ..

In this recipe i used "Black tea leaves"Which helps to keep your breath smelling sweet because it is full of polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that stop plaque from clinging to your teeth.
Black tea also helps stop belly fat before it starts. Studies also show that 
polysaccharides in black tea have glucose-inhibiting properties – meaning that it may also help to prevent diabetes.

A cup of hot lychee tea can be refreshing after a stressful tiring day.

Take a look at how to make "Lychee Tea" in a easy and quick way for a healthy life.

Ing :

Lychee : 4 no.s

(Cut and open the shell of Lychee and remove pink cover and black seed in center and then cut them into small pieces)

Black tea leaves : 1/4 tea spoon
Fresh ginger : 1/8 tea spoon
Sugar : 2 tea spoon (Adjust according to your taste)
Fresh lemon juice : 1/2 tea spoon (a small slice for garnishing-its optional)
Water : 1 cup

Method :

* Boil water in a pot and add in black tea leaves and boil it for 2 minute and switch off the flame.

* Strain the tea and transfer it to a clean pot.

* Now add in the lychee pieces,ginger and sugar and bring this to boil. Once it starts boiling switch off the flame and again strain this mixture to a serving cup.

* Add in the fresh lemon juice and stir the tea and enjoy your tea !


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Ginger Tea | A Refreshing Beverage ..

Servings : 1 person

Ing :

Fresh sliced ginger : 1 tea spoon (If fresh ginger is not available,use ground ginger)
Fennel seeds : 1/8 tea spoon
Sugar : 1 tea spoon (Adjust accordingly)
Green cardamom pods : 1/2
Tea leaves : 1 tea spoon
Water : 1/4 cup
Whole milk : 1/2 cup

Method :

* In a small saucepan heat water along with fresh ginger/ground ginger,fennel seeds and sugar.

* Once the water starts boiling, lower the flame and simmer it for 4 minutes.

* Now add in the tea leaves and milk. Simmer this for 3 minutes in a low flame.

* Switch off the flame and strain tea into serving cup and just ENJOY !!

Some TIPS :

* Tea is completely based on "Tea leaves" So make sure to use good quality tea leaves(And the one i mentioned is perfect for this tea).
* Adjust sugar according to your taste.
* Use fresh ginger,do not use ginger powder.
* Follow the method and make ginger tea. and DO NOT forget to comment here. :)

Also check my first YouTube video on Beaten Coffee ..

Ingridients i used are available here