Feb 012015
Cabbage raita or dip - low calorie, high fibre recipe

Cabbage raita is a very quick dip for any parathas or biryani and pulao. It is packed with fibre and also low in calories. The addition of dry mango powder and cumin gives it a nice tangy flavor and goes well especially with sour curd/butter milk. Serves: 2 Preparation time: 10 mins Ingredients: Cabbage – ½ cup, shredded Dahi/curd – 1 [Read more]

Dec 022014
Salsa - Mexican dip

Salsa is a Mexican condiment with a tangy sharp flavor. It is a classic dip for tortilla chips, quesadillas and burritos that are all part of Mexican cuisine. I normally enjoy salsa with crackers and mini puri used in chaats. Once prepared, this can be stored in the refrigerator for couple of days. Serving: 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients [Read more]

Oct 122014
Coriander Chutney (Kothimeera Pachadi)

Chutney is a perfect combination with idly or dosa. Being a South Indian, I come from a household where idly and dosa is almost made atleast once a week. So, there are several chutneys that are made at home, namely, tomato chutney, mint chutney, peanut chutney, coriander chutney, sesame seed chutney and several other fusion chutneys. I like to mix [Read more]

Jul 102014
Marinara sauce (Pizza/pasta sauce) with powdered sesame seeds

A few weeks back, me and my husband had pasta in a nearby restaurant and after tasting their pasta, we realized that it was the best pasta sauce we ever ate. It was truly divine..!! It was savory, tangy and very soothing to the palate. Since that day I have been trying various versions of marinara sauce to decode that wonderful recipe. I [Read more]

Jun 102014
Hummus/Chickpea-sesame dip

Serves: 4 Cooking time: 10 mins Preparation time: overnight   Ingredients: Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans – 1 cup Sesame seeds – ¼ cup Oil – 1 tbsp Salt – to taste Chilly paprika – 1 tbsp Cumin/Jeera powder – 1 tbsp Lemon juice – 1 tbsp Coriander leaves – ¼ cup Water – as required Procedure: Soak chickpeas/garbanzo beans in water and leave [Read more]