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Basundi using Coconut Sugar

Homemade Basundi/Rich sweetened with Coconut sugar , flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and garnished with dryfruits. INGREDIENTS: Organic Milk 2 cups Coconut Sugar 1 cup Cardamom powder 1-2 tsp Nutmeg a pinch Sliced almonds for garnishing  INSTRUCTION: 1.Boil organic milk for a good 45 minutes to make it thick and collect the cream . 2. Add coconut sugar, cardomom powder and nutmeg powder  3.Garnish with sliced almonds..Tastes delicious when chilled.

Virgin Mary Mocktail

Bored of drinking sweet drinks all the time and need a change..then this is for you.This is one flavourful, spicy, savory, and salty drink that you will love to drink to cool down on a hot summer day.

This is a nonalcoholic version of Bloody Mary and this can be enjoyed by everyone in the family including kids. The main ingredient in this mocktail is chilled Tomato juice.

Tomatoes are a major dietary source of the antioxidant Lycopene and also a great source of Vitamin C, K, potassium, and folate. And hence so good to keep you hydrated along with nutrition in scorching heat. Tomato and celery is a delicious combination and I need not say much about how healthy Celery is!! Even though it is used minimally enhances the flavor of the mocktail.

You will need a few ingredients mainly sauces that are easily available in stores. You can make these in batches and store in the Refridgerator and drink it whenever you feel. You can use either Tobasco sauce or Hot sauce whichever is available. Celery salt is perfect for this recipe but you can always use regular salt if you don't have.
A very easy to make, and quick drink recipe that you can chill and enjoy. Lets jump into the Recipe.

Chilled Tomato Juice 2 cups
Tobasco Sauce/ Hot sauce 1 tsp
Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsp
Black pepper 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Celery stalk for garnishing
Basil leaves for garnishing
Celery salt 
Ice for serving.


1. In a Cocktail shaker/long jar with lid, add Basil leaves, a small piece of celery stalk, salt, and lemon juice. Crush the basil leaves with a crusher.

2. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tobasco sauce, and Chilled Tomato Juice. And shake this mix well.

3. On a plate, place some celery salt/real salt. Run a lemon wedge around the rim of a glass in which you will serve the mocktail and dip the edge of the rim into the plate with salt.

4..Now pour the Virgin Mary mix into the prepared glass. Stir gently to combine. Fill the glass with ice cubes and garnish with a celery stalk.

5. Increase the quantity according to the number of glasses you want to serve.

Relish this refreshing drink and cool down in the hot summer season. I hope you will love it. Make it and tag me @archanasvegfoodchronicles in your post and let me know your feedback in the comments section below.


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