14 Mar 2011

Tomato Juice with Ginger and Cardamom - Indianised Virgin Mary

Hi friends,

It seems like a long time and I missed my blog and each and everyone of u.......wondering where I have been all these days!!!!!! I am in India now, got over my jet lag, getting adjusted to the summer and just finished my visits to all my relatives homes.

It feels so good to be in India after all those cold dull wintery days in UK but I must say it was enjoyable in its own league.


The scorching sun, the crowded shopping streets, tumbling hills of watermelons on roadsides, the sugarcane juice stalls, the fully covered ladies on two wheelers [me included], even the cows standing on the roads fills me with  joy.

Oh!!!! How I missed all these little joyous things ......!!!!


Coming to the recipe, this is based on the classic cocktail "Bloody Mary" and its mocktail counterpart "Virgin Mary".

More importantly the inspiration was "The Indian Summer"- the sun, the heat and the colours that reminds me of summer.

 It is Indianised to suit my taste and it is sure tasty.



Readymade tomato juice: 800ml.
Worcestershire sauce: 2 -3 tbsp.
Ginger powder: 1 tsp.
Chilli powder: 1 tsp.
Runny honey: 2 -3 tbsp
Cardamom powder: 1-2 pinches.
Asafoetida : 1-2 pinches.
Salt: to taste.


To garnish:
Ice cubes
Celery sticks


Mix all the ingredients together except the celery sticks and ice cubes and refrigerate until serving time.


Serve garnished with ice cubes and celery sticks either as individual servings or as a large pitcher.


Note: The asafoetida and cardamom are optional....I like this blend of flavours.

Sending this to "Treat to Eyes" by Rumana of Spice ur Senses


Now I am off to view all the recipes posted by my lovely blogger friends.......


Enjoy...

Scribbled by Reva.

45 comments:

Krishnaveni said...

wow, beautiful colour, yumm

Rumana Rawat said...

This is really a beautiful click and presentation..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Such a vibrant color.. wow... Lovely clicks.. and enjoy your time in India..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Vimitha Anand said...

Its been a long time... Hope u are enjoying a lot... Lovely and spicy juice...

Paaka Shaale said...

WOW!!! A cocktail has never looked so beautiful to me :) Just amazing

Paaka Shaale said...

WOW!!! A cocktail has never looked so beautiful to me :) Just amazing

simply.food said...

What a unique combo of ingredients.This must have tasted pretty unusual.

Priya said...

Wow wat a refreshing drink, have a wonderful holidays Reva,enjoy ur stay in India..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...super Reva..Great pics too..


FunWidFud

Kankana said...

This is one of my fav cocktail .. can never get enough of them :P I will try making this sometime soon. It's getting all warm and sunny in CA
Have fun!!

Vidhya said...

A beautiful and delicious drink.Loved the twist.

divya said...

looks awesome...

Rekha shoban said...

beautiful pic n interesting combo juice....nice click!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Beautiful clicks and refreshing drink !!!

Shanavi said...

Though am not a big fan of tomato juice , ur pic made me drooling and craving for ur tasty juice

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely clicks and refreshing drink

Hamaree Rasoi said...

OMG ! Juice looks so tempting and awesome clicks.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Mélange said...

What a Color to die for !! I miss that one instead Reva..Super drink it seems.
Btw,enjoy your days yaa..

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Reva,

It was really a treat to the eyes. Refreshing pics. Welcome back to India and blogosphere. Missed you all these days for sure.

Regards,
amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
seemabbas.blogspot.com

Priti said...

Liked your version a lot ...looks yum n nice pics

Priti said...

Liked your version a lot ...looks yum n nice pics

Radhika said...

Awesome clicks and vibrant juice.

Kurinji said...

My all time fav juice and nice clicks... Happy holidays and welcome to India. Awaiting your visit to my house for learning painting....

Kurinjikathambam
Event : HRH-Puffed Rice

Prathibha said...

lovely virgin version dear...looks very refreshing..njoy ur stay

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

very colourful.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wow, the drink look divine! I can gulp n number of glasses of it ;)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow thats amazing dear,lovley clicks...

Rachu said...

Wow.. Reva... your write up takes me back to India :D and a perfect drink for it!
ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

Smitha said...

awesome and tempting clicks...I love virgin bloody marys! :) a big celery stalk for me!....love the addition of ginger and cardamom!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Now Serving said...

Reva dear ... I knew I was missing someones awesome comments and beautiful pics :) Soak up the sun for me too - rainy and awful here - spring is trying to work its way in -
Love the Indian Bloody Mary - Lovely Pictures :) Hop on to my blog for some coconut rice and kaala chole :) hugs, priya

Chitra said...

Hi, first time here . u have a cute blog with awesome pics. Tomato juice is looking yumm with icebergs on top.. wat a color ..I wish to buy a saree in this color ;)

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
juice sounds interesting and new to me dear....
wonderful and tempting clicks
like to take a sip :)

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so refreshing tomato juice.lovely presentation..
Njoy India trip.

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Hi Reva, First time at your space. Thanks a ton for visiting our blog and cared to drop your valuable comments. Your comments were like a boost for budding bloggers like me. You have a wonderful collection of recipes and loved your clicks and presentation..You are such an amazing photoghaper..after going through your clicks on flickr I too got inspired to learn something about photography..Following you..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks for visiting my space and leaving your comments. The tomato juice looks so awesome, very beautiful clicks. Enjoy your stay in India.

Eat Hearty said...

First time to your blog....this is a real treat to eyes and no doubt healthy!!!

Ankita
http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

priya said...

hi reva,

Thx for visiting my blog and for those wonderful comments..u ve a b'ful site with all delicious recipes..glad to follow u, dear

do keep in touch!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful clicks,the picture showing ice cubes from top angle is a killer! Great job! And nice recipe for tomato juice,I use to add only cardamom,will try adding ginger next time!

Malar Gandhi said...

awesome click, love this spicy juice...very healthy.

Eat Hearty said...

Thanks the encouragement Reva, it really helps :)

So happy to follow up back

Ankita
http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Hey Reva,

I have a few awards in my space for you. I would be honored if you picked them up.

http://amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com/2011/03/100th-post-10000-hits-and-awards-i-am.html

Regards,
amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
seemabbas.blogspot.com

Swathi said...

Nice clicks, awesome virgin mary. Love it.

Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks so much for dropping by Reva,u too have a v lovely blog...Tht is a lovely flavoured virgin Mary ..totally loved the Indianized version complementing so beautifully with ur lovely Clicks:)

Rumana Rawat said...

Dear i have posted your recipe on to my event treat to eyes series-2, have a look and do send more:)

hema said...

Gorgeous clicks Reva,Looks like you had a great time in India..

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