Tuesday, October 8, 2013


In my last post I told you all about posting another recipe inspired from my readers. Sorry for being so late. Last week was a little rough for me. My little one was not well. I feel miserable when my little one is sick. I didn't feel like taking out the camera and arrange some food and click them.  I lacked the motivation, was too worried about her. She is better now and I'm back to my regular routine.

This is a very simple, 'make in a jiffy' drink, thanks to Soma Basak for the idea. This is a traditional yogurt drink, called 'Borhani', served with pulao, biryani, kebabs during weddings and special occasions in Bangladesh. I have tasted this particular drink many times while having Biryani, but never made it at home. Borhani balances the spiciness of the main food and as it has ingredients like mint, cumin, yogurt, it also helps digestion.

Things needed to make Borhani:

  • Yogurt: 1 cup
  • Mint leaves: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seed: 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Green chili: 1
  • Black salt: 1 tsp
  • Sugar: 2-3 tsp
  • Water: 1 cup

How to make Borhani:

1. Dry roast the cumin seed and make powder.

2. Chop mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chilies.

3. In a blender add cumin powder, chopped leaves and all other ingredients, blend till smooth. Adjust salt and sugar as per taste. Serve cold with biryani, kebab or any spicy food.

Here is some suggestions that you can pair with Borhani:

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  1. Beautiful clicks Chitrangada and love the drink.I am sure mint refreshes the palette after a heavy biriyani.

  2. Sorry to hear that the little one was not well Chitra. Hope she is better now.

    I love yogurt based drinks and Borhani sounds like a must try. Beautiful clicks too, especially those last two :)

  3. daroon daroon chobi gulo:) jus love them!

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  5. A cooling drink for anytime. Really love your pictures.

  6. Hope the little one is better now, love the photographs.

  7. This seems to be a very healthy n refreshing drink,new to me,tempted to try

  8. This looks very yummy to me..I have pic of spicy biriyani and drinking cool borhani...Lovely clicks Chitrangada.


  9. glad that ur little one is feeling better and very refreshing savory drink, love it...