Ringan Nu Raitu / Baigan Ka Raita/ Spiced Eggplant Yogurt Dip

Ringan Nu Raitu / Baigan Ka Raita/ Spiced Eggplant Yogurt Dip

Ringan Nu Raitu / Baigan Ka Raita/ Spiced Eggplant Yogurt Dip is a traditional yogurt dip made with steamed and mashed eggplant and yogurt with spices. A tempering made of oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chili powder adds flavor to the dip and the floating oil in the top makes it more appetizing and … Read more

Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce

Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce

  Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce is a vegetarian sauce made  by substituting minced meat with soy granules. It can be enjoyed by making spaghetti bolognese or vegetable lasagne. Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce is a vegetarian sauce made  by substituting minced meat with soy granules. It can be enjoyed by making spaghetti bolognese or vegetable lasagne.   

Schezwan Sauce

schezwan sauce

Schezwan Sauce is a spicy sauce made with dried red chilies, lots of garlic, onions. It is an essential sauce/dip served with Indo-Chinese snacks such as spring rolls, manchurian, chinese samosa. It can be made and refrigerated for a month if there is sufficient oil covering the surface. It can be enjoyed with fried rice, … Read more

Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush

Babaganoush is a traditional middle eastern eggplant dip that you can serve with Falafel, pita bread, lavash or chopped vegetables. It is made with grilled brinjals and other raw ingredients such as garlic, tahini paste, cumin powder, and salt. It has a delicious smoky flavor. Babaganoush is a traditional middle eastern eggplant dip that you … Read more

Roasted capsicum and walnut dip (Muhammara)

Roasted capsicum and walnut dip

Roasted capsicum and walnut dip (Muhammara) is a traditional Middle Eastern dip made with roasted red capsicum, walnuts, garlic and olive oil. The pomegranate powder (anardana powder) adds a unique tangy taste to the dip. The rich red color dip is healthy and can be enjoyed with chopped veggies, pita bread, lavash or falafel.  It is vegan. … Read more

Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is a traditional spread or dip made with cooked chickpea blended together with garlic, tahini paste, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil. It is served traditionally with pita bread, lavash, falafel or chopped vegetables. It is a Lebanese or Middle Eastern Cuisine. It is protein-rich, healthy, gluten-free and vegan. The homemade hummus is tastier … Read more

Carrot Raita

Carrot raita

Raita is an accompaniment to the main dish and is made by combining yogurt/curd/dahi with vegetables, fruits, nuts or gram flour balls (boondi).  The vegetables used are either raw or cooked. The raita can be made using cucumber, bottle gourd, beetroot, tomato, onion, carrot, grapes, pineapple, guava, pomegranate, spinach or pumpkin. Spices such as salt, pepper,  … Read more

Nariyal Curry Patta Chutney/Coconut Curry Leaves Chutney

Nariyal Curry Patta Chutney/Coconut Curry Leaves Chutney

Curry leaves, also known as “Kadhi patta” or “curry patta”, is widely used in Indian dishes. It adds special flavor and aroma to the dish. It has numerous health benefits and is packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons, vitamins and folic acid. It is good to include this antioxidant-rich curry leaves in our daily diet. … Read more

Khandeli Dhana Lasan Ni Chutney (Coriander Pesto)

Khandeli Dhana Lasan Ni Chutney (Coriander Pesto)

  As per Wikipedia, pesto is a generic term for anything that is made by pounding. So I just thought that the khandeli chutney that my grandmother used to prepare is just like a pesto. My grandmother was from Saurashtra (Kathiawad) in Gujarat. She used to always make this Khandeli Dhana Lasan ni Chutney. She used to … Read more

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Pesto – according to wikipedia, is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy. It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil  leaves, parmigiana-reggiano (Parmesan cheese) and pecorino sardo (cheese made from sheep’s milk), all blended with olive oil. Pesto also means anything that is made by pounding. Traditionally pesto is made … Read more

Sukha Lehsun Chutney (Dry Garlic Chutney)

Sukha Lehsun Chutney (Dry Garlic Chutney)

  This beautiful bright red colour chutney is a great meal accompaniment. I usually make it and store it in the refrigerator. It stays long and can be kept in refrigerator for 15 days. It is generously eaten with vada pav. It goes well with chapatis, bajra and jowar rotis, bread, khichdi, theplas.  It is … Read more

Coriander Tomato Chutney

Coriander Tomato Chutney

A very simple chutney recipe  and suits best with kebabs, dhoklas, vadas, chillas, etc. It has a nice tangy taste of the tomato. A very simple and easy chutney. It can be made from the ingredients available at home.