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Lemon-Coriander Hummus….


Hummus is a very popular dip in the Middle Eastern countries made from cooked chickpeas. This essentially needs a sesame seed paste known as Tahini. There are loads of flavoured hummus available in the market. It is a super healthy dip, made of fresh/boiled ingredients with loads of olive oil. Those of you who saw… Continue reading Lemon-Coriander Hummus….

Comfort Food · Exotic · Fruits · Herbs · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · No cooking required · Quick Bites · Salad · Sides · Snack · South Indian · Street Food · Vegetarian

Ambuli/Raw Mango Pachhodi or rather an instant raw mango pickle…


All that I can remember when I eat this is secretly stashing my lunch-bag packed for school with some raw mangoes that fell from our Mango tree during the season. We had two lovely, huge Mango trees at home. “HAD” Sad but true, one very close to the gate & it fell one nasty stormy… Continue reading Ambuli/Raw Mango Pachhodi or rather an instant raw mango pickle…

Dairy · Fusion · Herbs · No cooking required · Sides · Vegetarian · Yogurt

Strawberry-Basil Raita with toasted sesame seeds……


Experimenting should be my middle name, Oh well, that’s a lame one, don’t we all experiment with food?? Yes, of course we do. Now what made me experiment with strawberries & yogurt?? What could one possibly do when one ends up with half a litre of sourish yogurt & sour strawberries..? 😦 I did not… Continue reading Strawberry-Basil Raita with toasted sesame seeds……

Breakfast · Dairy · Dessert · Fruits · Fusion · No cooking required · Nuts · Quick Bites · Snack · Vegetarian · Yogurt

Yogurt Filled Strawberry Pots!


I read though Health.com for healthy tips.. While I was browsing through the website last evening.. I noticed this recipe to enjoy Strawberry’s.. I had strawberries in the fridge as it’s the season now.. ! Been feasting on them from the time the season was on.. ! 😀 I should say we ate the best… Continue reading Yogurt Filled Strawberry Pots!

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · European · Fusion · Greek · No cooking required · Quick Bites · Salad · Snack · Vegetarian

Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing…


Julia from Kitchenettefinds had posted a salad dressing recipe a while back. The way she had described the dressing was too tempting. Being a huge fan of salads I wanted to try it out. Link to the original recipe. I made a few changes to her recipe though… I gave up the cheese she added &… Continue reading Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing…

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Herbs · Indian · No cooking required · North Indian · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Green Chutney/Mint Coriander chutney/Dip


I had been meaning to post this recipe from a long time.. but never ended up doing so. I have mentioned this being an accompaniment in a couple of recipe’s I posted earlier. Popularly known as Hari Chutney in Hindi. Hara is green in Hindi.. This dip is very versatile. Is a good accompaniment with… Continue reading Green Chutney/Mint Coriander chutney/Dip

Dairy · Fruits · Fusion · No cooking required · Refreshing Drinks · Vegetarian · Yogurt

Pineapple & Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie


A sad thing happened this morning. I was done clicking pics for this recipe & while I was transferring the pics to my laptop… boom.. my memory card just gave up.. luckily I had 3-4 photos which managed to get copied on to my hard disk. 😉 But the sad part now is till my… Continue reading Pineapple & Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

Fruits · Fusion · Herbs · No cooking required · Refreshing Drinks · Vegetarian

Tangy, herbed fruit punch


Fruit punches are a favourite anytime anywhere. I had been to a restaurant recently with a friend & I had ordered a similar drink but that was with Green apples. I loved the flavour of celery & mint in that drink. It was a brilliant drink. So re-created the drink with different fruits. If you… Continue reading Tangy, herbed fruit punch

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Dairy · Fusion · Herbs · No cooking required · Vegetarian · Yogurt

Teekha Meeta Yogurt dip


This dip is perfect for barbecue’s on a nice summer day. It’s cool and very refreshing. Just the thing you need on a hot summer day. Teekha refers to hot and Meeta refers to sweet in Hindi. If you are short of summer day’s then this is a very good accompaniment for any Indian/Barbecued/Mediterranean skewered… Continue reading Teekha Meeta Yogurt dip