Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Imagine landing at the Mumbai airport at 4:30 am in the morning. You're just back from pleasantly cool weathers of Europe when your pilot announces, "The temperature outside is 31 degrees Celsius." What?!! You land on earth with a thud!

Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Yes, summer has fully descended on us. The days are hot and the evenings and nights remain warm.Summer brings about a lot of change in our eating patterns. My most favourite one is switching over to iced tea from hot tea in the evenings.

This basic lemon iced tea recipe those is especially for those who have the powdered ones. It is very easy to make, takes just a little bit of time and is healthier and tastier. Try it out!

Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Making Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


1 cup water
2 tsps Darjeeling tea/ 2 Darjeeling tea bags
2 tbsps sugar
3 cups cold water
4 tsps lemon juice
5-6 ice cubes

Lemon slices and mint sprigs for garnishing


Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Switch off the gas and add in the Darjeeling tea. Brew for 2 minutes and strain.

Add in the sugar and stir till it dissolves.

Add cold water to the sweetened tea. Now add in the lemon juice once it is cool.

In a tall glass, take some ice cubes. Put in a sprig of mint and a lemon slice.

Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

Pour in the prepared tea.

Relax and sip.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

French Toast with Gula Melaka Syrup Recipe

In my last post, I showed you the simplest recipe ever of making gula melaka syrup.  You can find the recipe here. Now is the time to make use of it. With a bottle of gula melaka syrup and a thinking hat on, here is what I came up with! Presenting...French toast with Gula Melaka Syrup!

French Toast with Gula Melaka Syrup Recipe
French toast is an all-time breakfast favourite. You can make it sweet or savoury - either ways bread dipped in a fluffy egg batter and fried in butter is going to taste amazing! Many people have their favourite recipes of French toast and many like to try new recipes for it. I came up with this as a take on the classic French toast.

French Toast with Gula Melaka Syrup Recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 minutes for each French Toast

Makes: a stack of 8 French toasts


8 bread slices (brown or white)
6 eggs
2 tsps milk
2 tbsps butter
Gula melaka syrup for serving


Heat a flat griddle. 

In a bowl, mix the eggs and the milk. Beat briskly for two minutes till it is aerated.

Brush the griddle with some butter.

Dip a slice of bread in the egg batter and put on the griddle. Pour some batter over the toast as it cooks if needed. 

Cook to golden brown on both sides.

Serve with a little bit of gula melaka syrup on top.