Monday, September 13, 2010

Pomegranate Mocktail & Fruity Yoghurt

Pomegranite mocktail2

After an array of festivals, I had a lot of fruits stocked at home. Out of all, the pomegranate stood out this time since it was simply blood red and so tasty too.

I am just recovering after a viral fever and badly wanted a energy course of food. So naturally this made me google for fruit based recipes especially using pomegranate and the most attractive one was the Pomegranate Martini cocktail. ;)

Vodka!!!!! ahem ahem!! was my expression. Its an almost impossible ingredient for me.. So I chose to go for a mocktail instead and it was a super dooper hit :) Simply loved the different taste and I enjoyed the way it is presented too. :) Cheers to myself ;)

Sipping the sugar coated glass, gulping the drink and chewing the pomegranate pearls in between was a sure bliss :)

And of course the home made fruity yoghurt is always my favorite since curd is my dearest ingredient :)
Pomegranate Mocktail

Pomegranite mocktail

Ingredients:

Pomegranate - 2
Sweet lime - 2

For simple syrup:

Sugar - 2 tbl sp (according to your preference)
Water - 2 tbl sp

Pomegranite mocktail1

Method:

De-seed the pomegranate and reserve some in a bowl. Pulse the rest of them in the mixie to just get a pure extract of pomegranate juice void of seeds. Strain it well and keep it aside.

Extract the juice of sweet lime and keep it aside too.

Now to make what's known as "simple syrup", start by pre-warming a pan over high heat on your stove top, and adding the sugar and water.

Heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved and you're left with the sticky, sweet syrup. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Now comes the presentation part. Coating the serving glass with sugar is the highlight.

Take a small plate and spread a thin layer of sugar over it. Run one of the sweet lime slices around the rim of your glass, wetting it with the citrus juice as you go.

Turn the glass over and carefully rotate it in the sugar evenly.

Take a martini shaker if you have one. ;) its really if you don't possess one. I dint use it too.

Just combine two parts of pomegranate juice with one part of sweet lime and add the simple syrup according to your taste bud's requirement. I used around 2 tsps of it for one glass of juice to make mine. Mix this well with a spoon and pour it into the prepared glass with some ice cubes. Finally top it with the reserved pomegranate pearls.

The addition of simple syrup as well as the proportions are totally upto your taste and the sweetness of the fruits you use.

This quantity made 3 glasses of mocktail.

A classic looking delicious drink is ready to serve :)

Freak your guest and enjoy mocktailing ;)

Note:

A very quick run in the mixie is called pulsing. Some mixies have a special button for this operation. This quick run does not grind the seeds.

People who want to make mocktail, just add two parts of pomegranate juice with one part of vodka and add one tsp of lemon juice or two tsps of sweet lime juice if it is sour enough.

Replacing the simple syrup with just water and sugar does make a difference. So do not skip making the simple syrup. It adds to the taste for sure.

Pomegranite mocktail&fruity yoghurt

Fruity Yoghurt


Ingredients:


Banana - 1
Pomegranate(De-seeded) - 1/2 cup
Apple - 1
Goa - 1
Fresh Curd - 1 cup
Sugar - for taste

Fruity yoghurt

Method:

Dice banana, apple and goa into small sized cubes.

Whip the curd into a smooth paste adding adequate sugar to it.

Now combine both and serve chilled. :)

Simple fruity yoghurt is ready to eat.

Enjoy making and enjoy eating :)

Note:

The choice of fruits is upto you. Be creative. Generally berries go well with curd.

The curd has to be thick and fresh. Sour curd can make it taste bad.

Add sugar adjusting to the sweetness of the fruits or you can totally avoid it too.


Fruity yoghurt1

I am happy to send this to 'Food palette red event'.



Written by: Nithya
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36 comments:

An Open Book said...

love all the pics and the colours

Nimi SunilKumar said...

superb post nits..cnt take my eyes of them!

Leena said...

Dishes are yummy Nitya but Pics are feast for eyes!

nivedita said...

LOVELY CLICKS.
GIVE ME SOME PATIENCE
GIVE ME SOME ART
GIVE ME YOUR SKILL
I ALSO WANT TO DO!!!!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

That's gorgeous. Loved the bloody red color. Cheers to you Nithi !!

Susan and Abraham said...

wonderful...great thoughtfulness

DEESHA said...

wow, loved the idea of pom mocktail .. nice click

Mriganayani said...

Gorgeous as always. I want to gulp it down in one straight go - no need of breathing in between. Why waste time?

Love the post and the pics!

prasanna venkatesh said...

fantastic mocktail ! and drooling pictures :-)

Happy Cook said...

Beautiful and delcious mocktail. Wish i had a glass right now.

Priya said...

Cute and vibrant looking mocktail, droolworthy yoghurt, both makes me hungry..yummy..

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful recipes, great

Panchpakwan said...

Lovely color and drink..
fruit yougurt looks yuumy.

Rachana said...

Wow! Loved the vibrant colour of that mocktail. Fruity yogurt looks tempting too.

Vidhya said...

wow that looks so refreshing Nithya... nice clicks

Shanthi said...

Wonderful and gorgeous. Love the red colour too.

jeyashrisuresh said...

my kids love to have pomo with curd rice.Fruity yoghurt looks awesome and can try for them. loved the sugar coated glass

MindfulMeanderer said...

Just for you -
http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2010/09/cheery-on-top-award.html

Chitra said...

WOw, gorgeous clicks.Wish i could click like this ;) Fruit yoghurt is very nice among all :)

Jay said...

You make gorgeous recipes...Hats off to your skills and excellence...:)
very very professional clicks...

vidhas said...

Lovley colour and awesome clicks. Healthy recipe.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

nice post n lovely clicks...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wounderful post nithi,beautifull pics...

Abhilash Pillai said...

Hey someone told me recently that Nithya only responds to the comments or reads the blogs of those people who post a comment in her blog. I asked astonishingly, is it? Then I should test it...

They mentioned that she recently commented in a press meeting held in Chennai last Monday that she is getting continuous showers of traffic and friends from multiple sources and she is not interested in looking back at the old blogger friends.

I told them.. why not. She has become a celebrity portraying photos in newspapers and several blogs. Even I have written once about her and it is a normal practice among celebrities to focus on more important entities. Why would suriya talk to a localite... he would rather focus on the people holding equal status in the society.

Is it Nithya?

Anyway pomengranate moctail looks delicious. What to comment on celebrities. They are always the best... isnt it?

Pushpa said...

Delicious!!!Delicious!!!Delicious!!!

Nitha said...

Lovely pics.. Nice colours..

Parita said...

Love the first pic..simple awesome gal! Hats off to you :D

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv the sugar coated glass and the pomegranate mocktail idea

vidhas said...

I love this mix juice, i too make similar like this,but the presentaion and clicks are awesome nithya.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thanks Nithya for dropping by my blog to wish me...was really happy to see you after a long time :-). Every time I come here I'm amazed to see your presentation skills. Very attrative color...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so pretty!

Rekha said...

Lovely presentation, looks like I am bumping into a lot of fruity recipes.

Pavithra said...

Beautiful mocktail..I can have whole day if some one makes for me...:)

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy delicious pictures

ras said...

Hello dear
I am a follower of your blog Your tips are awsome dear,pictures tooo.. may be your recipies too
Yet to try

one thig where didi you buy this red spoon? I just love it..:-)
Keep up ur work god bless you

Nithya said...

Thanks all :)

@ras - I really dont remember where I got that red spoon :( Got it long ago and got many colors of those spoons too.

Thanks for your appreciation. Do try the recipes too.

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