12 Dec 2012

Rose Ilaneer Delight ...To raise a toast for Super Star



12.12.12....

Happy Birthday To Rajini Sir....

I am a die hard fan of Rajini and really don't know the reason why..!!! I am not even going to go into the reasons as I don't know the reasons myself....He!he!he...

It is a special day, isn't it ... I mean the number. I don't know in how many years this is going to repeat again but I consider myself fortunate enough to experience living through this date ...

So I would like to raise a toast to "Super Star Rajinikant" on his special day to have a wonderful future with all the good health and well being... He is an insiration to so many and truely his story if from "Rags to Riches" without the backup of rich parents /education /ancestral wealth etc. Yet his humility and kindness proves that he is still human.

I can proudly say that he carried the burden of Enthiran which is India's most expensive movie ever produced and biggest hit in Indian cinema and overseas [breaking the record of 3 Idiots and Dabangg...]. He has placed Tamil Film Industry on the map for years to come...

He is the only actor who has a song written and dedicated to him on his B'day ...


This post is special for me as I wanted something featured in my blog on this date. This recipe is not a complicated one... a very simple drink that can be relished any time of the day or season. 

I love "Tender Coconut Water"... so delicate and subtly flavoured. It is brimming with nutrients and minerals and it is indeed the best natural mineral water without the fancy plastic packaging or artificial nutrient additions..

Tender coconut water tastes best during the summer months but unfortunately it is winter now and I am not in India where I could have tried to get this water in the pure form. So I heavily rely on canned tender coconut water. The only disadvantage I would say is that some extra sugar is added to the canned coconut water and so it is sweeter than the natural form.


It forms an excellent base to add various flavours and it is great for parties and informal entertaining. It forms a lovely centre piece when kept in a big bowl on the table with lots of small shot glasses rimmed with coloured sugar and matching fresh flowers... A very inexpensive ingenious way to impress your guests.

For this recipe I have added rose essence and rose water to the tender coconut water to give that mild very delicate middle eastern flavour and aroma. You can definitely play around with the flavours and decorations.


For the recipe:
Tender coconut water : 1 litre.
Rose essence : 3-4 tsp.
Rose water: 2-3 tsp.
Pink food colouring: few drops [optional]

For decoration: 
Caster sugar: 2-4 tbsp.
Pink food colouring : a few drops.


1. For the coloured sugar, take the sugar in a small zip lock plastic bag and add the food colouring. Close the bag and mix the sugar thoroughly until all the sugar is coated with the colour.
2. Empty the contents onto a plate and let it dry. Once dry you can store the sugar in an air tight container or a plastic zip lock bag. This coloued sugar will keep well for a long time.
3.Chill the tender coconut water until serving time.
4.Mix the rose essence, rose water and food colouring [if using].
5.Scatter the coloured sugar onto a shallow plate. Dip the glass in some water so that the rim is wet and immediately dip the rim in the sugar so that the rim is coated with the sugar.
5.Once the rim is coated with sugar, pour the flavoured coconut water into the glasses with the help of a ladle and serve immediately.


Note: You can change the colour of the sugar according to the flavour that you add to the coconut water or keep it colourless if you wish. If using fresh coconut water , you can add extra sugar to sweeten the drink. 

You can add pomogranet rubies to the drink instead of the coloured sugar or even some fresh rose petals.

You make it into an alcoholic drink just by adding white coloured alcohol of your choice.

Enjoy..


Scribbled Reva.

40 comments:

Now Serving said...

I am a diehard fan too! Mr. Rajni you are Great Great Great :p - Rose Elaneer is an awesome glass to raise toast our SuperStart with :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Revathi I too would like to join you in wishing for His b'day ...Above all he is still a humble man even after all the success. Nice rose based drink..

Maha Gadde said...

super cliks.
BTW Iam curious 2 know th e story behind ur fotos..how do u magae the cliks..can u give any info abt cam n abt back grounds..
How u mangae d home,kids,recipe making n finally photographs...great na...
From my heart im saying each n every ur photo is just cool....love it for ever..Continue this for ever dear..

Anu said...

Looks colorful and delicious

Veena Theagarajan said...

Interesting and refreshing drink
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Sangeetha Priya said...

Healthy drink in attractive way...Loved the presentation...
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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Revaaaaaaaaa, c the color... OMG !!! I cant take out my eyes... Super....
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PJ said...

Awesome post Reva and a absolutely delightful and colorful drink. Can't take my eyes of the pics. Excellent!!!!

Sebeena Loyd said...

such a fab work....really loved the clicks.

Mélange said...

Beautiful glasses of goodness for a respectable human being.I love Rajni sir too,especially for the PERSON he is.Even I can't explain,what kind of a feel I hold for him.Whatever reverence for him is immense.

Reva,Aesthetics in you is more than to celebrate as well..I love the composition and clicks here..Needless to say,wonderful recipe..

Vimitha Anand said...

Loved the second click. Looks so beautiful and that is a flavorful cooler

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow... reva , wonderful toast for a wonderful person
Simple and a pretty juice dear :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow yummy drink dear... n am proud to be fan of Mr.Rajni... How simple and humble person..hats off to u sir...
i try to sip from here dear...
Rasgulla
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Priya Sreeram said...

super cool reva; i like rajini sir too and most of all his humility. A delightful pink toast indeed

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Lovely post..Our family is a die hard fan of the super star...
Beautiful colored drink...

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Me too a die hard fan of Rajini.
Never miss his movie. Perfect drink for the celebration.


runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the Super Star's Birthday... I actually saw his stardom when I saw the Tamil version of Shivaji in Pune. The crowd was completely crazy over his each n every dialogue and stunts!

Priyas Feast said...

Wow..wonderful post for rajini sir's birthday..Refreshing drink

Priya said...

We dont have any reason to love Him na..Even am a die hard fan of him..Indeed this rose delight suits simply awesome to raise a toast for him.Lovely!

Maria John said...

Looks yummy...

sangeeta said...

aha..I am not much of a fan of Rajnikant, but I love tender coconut water and these flutes look so beautiful :-)

Jayanthi Karthikeyan said...

Super....:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

very innovative and they both will go well together, I love it.

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! What a colour! Puthusu puthusa Yosikireenga,.Nice post.Happy Birthday! to Rajini. "Naan oru thadavai sonna nuuru thadavai sonna maathiri"

divya said...

looks very tempting n delicious..

Rani's gourmet said...

i know its too late to visit such a beautiful blog...glad to be a part of this blog..

S.Menaga said...

woww,what a lovely colour!!fantastic..Happy Birthday to Evergreen Superstar!!

jehanne@thecookingdoctor said...

I love this, as it is so difficult to find non-alcoholic drink to try, your stunning pics really complement well with the mocktail! I must give this a try, as we can get some coconuts here, hehe

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww.. color is too tempting..kids would love it..

Swathi Iyer said...

Beautiful color, Happy birthday to Rajani

Rachana said...

A delicious drink. Love the beautiful red colour.

Gajus kitchen said...

A very pretty drink using Ilener ..simply superb

Shailaja Reddy said...

Great idea n healthy drink.

Anonymous said...

Wow!Very nice presentation. The Ilaneer looks lovely with pink color.
Yummy drink for this wonderful occasion...

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Pictures are beautiful and refreshing Reva..

Nabanita Das said...

Yumm... Really a nice one. Good idea for serving something new... Love this. Your Have a nice site... Thanks for sharing Reva.Happy to Follow you.

Shanavi said...

Reva.. I simply loved this pinky delight..Slurp

Divya Pramil said...

Wow dear those are pink beauties I must say!! Awesome!! Am in love with the 4th click :)
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Sireesha Puppala said...

First time to u space:) excellent post

ANU said...

Hi Reva,
How hv u been, not been here since few dys....very nice and impressive drink...pretty color...

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