Showing posts with label DRINK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DRINK. Show all posts

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Katira Drink

Beat the heat with this cool Katira Drink. This fabulous drink sweetened with sugar syrup will inspire guests to linger for one more glass. It  is  available only  during  the fasting month  from Ramadan bazaar throughout the South East Asian  countries.

You'll be amazed at the pleasing flavors that pop out when you combined  katira (gond katira), basil seed, kembang semangkok (malva nuts) with  evaporated milk.

This drink is made to drive away the heat inside the human body, cure sore throat, to counteract toxicity also has positive medicinal  effects on human bodies.

Before assembling the drink you need to soak the katira, kembang semangkok overnight until they expand and  prepare the sugar syrup by boiling the sugar and water  until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. Also soak the basil seed in cold boiled water until it swells then drain.

Add a sweet twist to this basic katira drink by adding  chopped dates/sweet corn,   one or two drops of yellow, red or green food coloring to it. With added color makes it look  festive and more enjoyable to drink.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Banana Oat Chocolate Smoothies is fabulous when you want something sweet and chocolaty but very healthy too. A homemade smoothies is a great breakfast or as afternoon snack. It is full of vitamins and nutrients.

They are fast and easy to prepare. Smoothies are endlessly versatile and much cheaper than store bought, letting you use whatever fruit is in season or on offer I had used banana, oat and chocolate milk this time but if you're ellergic to milk, substitute it with fruit juice or non dairy milk.

Try this filling and guilt free treat to start the day!

Servings    :     1-2

1 cup chocolate milk
1/2 cup ice water
2 bananas sliced
1  tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon rolled oat


Place rolled oat, banana and 1/4 cup chocolate milk. Blend until smooth.

Now add the rest of the ingredients, blend again until well mixed.

Adjust milk and ice water  according to your preferred texture.

Pour into 2-3 tall glasses to serve.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011


A refreshing but nourishing drink. Cocoa has nearly twice the anti-oxidants of red wine and up to 3 times those found in green tea. Cocoa has about 1/3 of a gram of fat per one cup serving compared with 8g of fat in 40g chocolate bar.

So it is time to enjoy this healthy drink from your own pantry and skip those pre-packed mixes  from your supermarket . They're laden with too much sugar and other additives your body does not need. You can also use low fat milk for this recipe.

Serves      :       4-6
Adapted from  Chocolate Chocolate
by Mary Norwak

4  TB  cocoa powder
3  TB   sugar
150 ml  boiling water
900  ml  milk
pinch of salt


Mix cocoa, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Add water and mix to a paste. Simmer for 3 minutes.

Add milk and heat slowly to just below boiling point. Whisk well and pour into hot mugs/glasses.

Serve hot or cold.

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Friday, December 17, 2010



Most popular drink in Malaysia and Singapore, made of rose flavored syrup and milk. It is normally serves during the wedding or special occasion  This combination gives the drink its distinctive taste

While most of the time we used to buy a ready made rose syrup from the supermarket but now I make my own syrup by boiling the sugar and water then added a food coloring and rose water. It is later combines with milk and basil seeds (optional) to prepare the drink. .


3 C water
2  C sugar
4 T rose water or 1 tsp rose extract
3 drops of red food coloring

Boil the water and sugar  until the sugar dissolved and thicken about 10 minutes using low heat Remove from heat, add coloring and rose water. Let the syrup cool completely, store in a clean jar. Only use 1 cup for this recipe.

3 T basil seeds soak in cool boiled water then strain
1 can evaporated milk (410g)
1 C syrup
6 C  water


In a large bowl, add basil seeds, syrup, water and milk, . Mix well. Chill in a refrigerator. Pour into individual glass to serve.

Friday, December 11, 2009


This longan tea is subtly sweet, warm in nature and a favorite in boosting energy level.   It is made with dried longan, brown sugar, ginger and tea leaves.

 Longan contains niacin which aids metabolism, keep the digestive system healthy,  very soothing and calming effect on the nerves. The dried longan is  obtainable from chinese medicall hall.

In case the pandan leaves are not available, do omit them since these are for fragrance only.

Serving   :   6 cups

4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon tea leaves
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 pandan leaves - tie into a knot
2 slices ginger
2 tablespoons dried longan - wash and drain


1.  Place  water, sugar, ginger and pandan leaves in a deep pot. Bring to rapid boil..

2. After sugar is dissolved add longan,  let simmer for 20-25  minutes until longan expands. Remove from heat.

3. Boil another 2 cups of water adding the tea leaves,  allow the tea leaves to infuse  for 5 minutes. Strain into a jug.

4.Combine together the tea and the longan syrup, stir well.

4. Pour into  individual glass to serve.

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