Tangy, spicy, perfect side dish for many snacks – easy pudina chutney
02/06/2018 9:40:25 PM vindhyadesai
Some dishes like tangy chutneys are ignored and not given much importance. They are kept in small containers but without getting highlighted they impart all the taste. It is these side dishes which make the main dishes stand out. One such side dish is this tangy and spicy pudina chutney.
After glorifying this pudina chutney one has to mention its umpteen uses. Pudina chutney is used for sandwiches such as this Bombay Sandwich, chaats, as a dip or to smear onto tasty kathi rolls (which is the recipe coming up next). ... “Pudina Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Warm, creamy with all the flavours a pizza would have, pizza dip for breads
12/17/2017 5:13:50 PM vindhyadesai
Is it pizza, is it a dip, how about flavours of pizza in a dip? If you are planning to make pizza and you find it very daunting to make the dough, let it rise and then prepare all the toppings. Then you also would have to wait for the pizza to bake. But how about you get the flavours of a pizza in a quick pizza dip.
Pizza dip can then be eaten with garlic bread, breadsticks or plain ol’ toasted bread. It’s fun to share too. Children will like the mild flavours and they can dip how much ever they want to. Adults don’t have to be left behind, try this for a fondue party if you are up for it. ... “Pizza Dip | Snack Recipes | Dip Recipes”
Fresh and fragrant, basil pesto pasta with homemade basil pesto
11/07/2017 6:34:55 PM vindhyadesai
Fresh pasta need not only be a restaurant affair. It is can be easily made at home and also in a very simple way. Take for instance this basil pesto pasta, it has fresh basil leaves, grown at home (can be easily bought in a shop too). So it is pot to pan in this fresh and fragrant basil pesto pasta.
Pesto is a very famous condiment in Italian food, it is essentially a sauce made with fresh basil leaves, parmesan, olive oil and nuts(pine or walnuts) all coarsely made into a sauce. This sauce is then tossed with fresh pasta and a humble dish of basil pesto pasta is served. ... “Basil Pesto Pasta | Pesto Pasta | Pasta Recipes”
Spicy, tangy, hits the right taste buds – chilli tomato momo dipping sauce
10/03/2017 5:44:54 PM vindhyadesai
A homemade condiment is always better. You exactly know how much salt and seasonings you have added. Most importantly it is free of preservatives and any taste enhancers/additives. This palate cleansing, spicy, refreshing chilli tomato momo dipping sauce is one of those condiments.
Store bought Indo-Chinese foods generally have added MSG which should not be consumed. Homemade chilli tomato momo dipping sauce is spicy and is exactly the sort of condiment you want with hot steamed momos.
This chilli tomato momo dipping sauce as the name suggests, has chilli and tomatoes. ... “Chilli Tomato Momo Dipping Sauce | Momo Sauce”
Homemade Apple Sauce for baking cakes, desserts and more
02/26/2017 5:59:45 PM vindhyadesai
Did you know apple sauce is a substitute for eggs in baking? Several cakes and desserts can be baked with homemade apple sauce. It is super easy to make.
Homemade apple sauce can be used as a dip just as a little snack with some cut fruits. It can also be used to pour over ice cream just like caramel or fudge sauce. A healthier alternative!
I used this batch of homemade apple sauce to make apple pancakes. I have adapted this apple sauce from The Pioneer Woman recipe. Homemade apple sauce is scrumptious and can be eaten by the spoonful. Delicious! ... “Homemade Apple Sauce | How to make apple sauce?”
Refreshing and tasty guacamole, a staple Mexican condiment
11/12/2016 3:48:52 PM vindhyadesai
How chutneys are to most Indians the same is guacamole to Mexicans. It is a refreshing condiment, something on the side for Mexican dishes. It goes well as an accompaniment to most Mexican dishes. Avocados are my favourite fruit, it goes so well with everything and is absolutely nutritious.
Guacamole is prepared in a number of ways. Here I have illustrated the most common simplest recipe for guacamole. Though it sounds scary and difficult to make once you know the ingredients one can probably make this in their sleep 🙂
Serve this with spinach cheddar muffins, jalapeno corn bread or with mix veg enchiladas. ... “Guacamole Dip | Mexican Recipes | How to make guacamole?”
Mix and match Mediterranean nibbles and snacks platter with dips
09/30/2016 9:52:55 PM vindhyadesai
Mediterranean cuisine is a very vast cuisine. It covers various regions with a wide variety of dishes. Over the last few days I have posted recipes which are simple dips from the Mediterranean cuisine. These dips can be easily converted into a big party platter, forms a great starter with simple nibbles to munch on. The dips included Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Tzatziki. This platter is great for parties or potlucks. Very easy to prepare, easy to put it all together and is very portable. Nibbles and snacks can include very simple things like sliced avocado, pita chips and even tortilla chips (ok may be not Mediterranean but tastes awesome!). Other common things from the Mediterranean region like olives, some Greek Feta cheese (available in most supermarkets) all make up for great snacks on this platter. Include other things if you want to like slices of toasted pita bread, roasted aubergines etc. Restaurant quality dishes at home ready in few minutes. Easy on the stomach and on your pockets! A colourful photo fest below 🙂 ... “Mediterranean Platter 1”
Cooling, refreshing Greek Tzatziki dip
09/29/2016 10:58:53 PM vindhyadesai
Tzatziki, (pronounced ta:t:si:ki) is a yogurt based dip from Greek cuisine. It is very similar to cucumber raitha differing only in the addition of certain ingredients like, olive oil and vinegar. Aromatic herbs like mint, dill (sabsige) are added to make the dip even more delicious. Mint leaves can be cut into chiffonades (mint leaves stacked up, rolled and then cut into thin long strips) or the dill leaves can be finely chopped and added to the dip. This emerald light green coloured grated cucumber dip is very refreshing and cooling. Make this for your Mediterranean platter, recipe up next on FOI. From top left, roasted red pepper hummus, plain hummus and tzatziki. As promised, I am posting the part of the photo of the mega Mediterranean platter. Perfect for the upcoming weekend. ... “Tzatziki | How to make Greek Tzatziki dip?”
Hummus dip with notes of sweet roasted red pepper and creamy feta cheese
09/28/2016 9:48:05 PM vindhyadesai
In continuation to my previous post, plain hummus dip, this recipe is a simple extension of it. I wanted this recipe to searchable so I am posting it as a separate one. This is one of the most delicious variations of a hummus dip. It has roasted sweet red bell pepper and creamy Greek Feta Cheese. Feta cheese is available in superstores easily these days. If you cannot procure Feta cheese you can skip it or add some fresh paneer/cottage cheese in place of it, squeeze in some lime/lemon juice before using it. The texture will not turn out to be very creamy but paneer is a good substitute. In keeping with the Mediterranean cuisine, I will reveal the Mediterranean platter in tomorrow’s post. I prepared the platter with these hummus dips featuring in it. Wait and watch this space! ... “Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | How to make red pepper hummus dip?”
Textured, creamy, protein filled hummus
09/27/2016 8:05:41 PM vindhyadesai
Hummus is the most common vegetable or chip dip, a staple condiment. It is from the Middle Eastern Region and is a staple in the Mediterranean cuisine. Made from chick peas, it is rich in proteins and good fats. Sesame seed paste (tahini) and olive oil add a distinctive taste to the dip. It can be made smooth but a bit of texture always adds to the layered flavours. Many restaurants make this very dry because it is pre-made and left out to dry. Serve with roasted vegetables, pita or tortilla chips or use it as a spread for a quick sandwich. This is such a versatile dip, it practically goes with anything. Try making this easy dip at home and enjoy the goodness of chickpeas! Other variations of this classic recipe like roasted red pepper hummus to try. ... “Hummus | Houmous | How to make hummus dip?”