Category Archives: Hot Beverages

Recipe – Homemade Veg Manchow Soup / Chinese Veg Soup with crispy noodles

manchow

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Veggies: 1 cup, finely chopped (1 carrot, 4-5 green beans, some florets of cauliflower, handful of peas)
  • Cabbage: ¼ Cup, finely chopped or shredded
  • Bell Pepper: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Onion: 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Garlic: ½ teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Green chill: ½ Teaspoon, finely chopped
  • Basil leaves: 1 or 2
  • Mint Leaves: 4-5
  • Coriander Leaves: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Butter / Oil: 2 Tablespoon
  • Corn Starch (Corn Flour): 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Soy Sauce: ½ Tablespoon
  • White Vinegar: 1 Teaspoon
  • Thick Noodles: 1 cup, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • Spring Onion: 1 tablespoon
  • Oil: As required for deep fry
  • Water: As required

Method

  • Boil 5-6 cups of water in a pot. Once water starts to boil, add the noodles. Let it boil for 7-8 minutes or till noodles are almost cooked (80%). Do not overcook the noodles. Turn off the heat and drain the noodles. Let it dry for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil for deep fry. Deep fry the noodles until deep brown and crispy. Take out on a kitchen napkin and keep aside.
  • Now boil 3 cups of water in a pot. Once water starts to boil add the chopped veggies (Carrot, beans, cauliflower and peas). Let it boil for 8-10 minutes or till almost cooked (80%). Turn off the heat. Now drain the veggies and preserve both the veggies and the water for later use.
  • Add 1 tablespoon corn flour in the boiled veggie water and stir it until corn flour mixes smoothly in the water. There should be no lumps.
  • Heat 2 Tablespoon butter in a pan. Add cabbage, bell pepper, ginger, garlic and onion. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add green chili and tomato and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the boiled veggie and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the corn flour mixed water and stir continuously for 1 minute.
  • Add the basil leaves, mint leaves, coriander leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and black pepper powder. Stir and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Add Spring onion and mix.
  • Pour the soups in serving bowls and serve with fried noodles on top or in side.
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Recipe – Milk Tea

tea

 

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • Milk: 1 ¼ Cup
  • Water: 1 Cup
  • Loose Tea: 2 Teaspoon
  • Sugar: 3 Teaspoon or as required

Method

  • Boil water and tea in a pan for 3 minutes
  • Add Milk, boil for 3 more minutes
  • Add sugar and simmer for 2 minutes again.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Pour Tea in 2 cups and serve hot.

Cook’s Note:

  • You may add 1/2 teaspoon tea masala for better flavor.

Recipe – Turmeric Milk / Haldi Ka Doodh

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Cook time: 5 Minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Sugar / Honey: 2 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric Powder: ½ Teaspoon

Method

  • Heat 1 cup milk in a pan for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sugar and turmeric powder.
  • Stir for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Transfer milk into a cup and Drink hot.

Cook’s Note

  • You may add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder and ¼ teaspoon of ginger powder as well.

Recipe – Instant Coffee

coffee

 

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Milk: 1 1/2 Cup
  • Water: 1/2 Cup
  • Sugar: 4 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Instant Coffee Powder: 3 Teaspoon or to taste

Method

  • Simmer milk, water and sugar for 3 minutes. Stir occasionally. lower the heat.
  • Take coffee powder in a small bowl and add 2 tablespoon of the hot milk. Mix well, so there are no lumps.
  • Add this coffee milk to the remaining milk and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour them on cups from little height, so milk becomes frothy.
  • Sprinkle little coffee powder on top and serve hot.