Dips, Chutneys and Spreads

Habanero relish

We have a cute little vegetable garden in our backyard and we all as a family love to grow a variety of vegetables during Spring and Summer. Some of the vegetables which has done well are Tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, okra etc. One vegetable which we are able to harvest in abundance is peppers. Especially… Continue reading Habanero relish

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads, Fusion, Sides and Snacks

Creamy corn on toast

Jump to recipe During my school and college days, we as a family used to go to a restaurant in Chennai India which had an eclectic selection of dishes. It was by the beach and was a quaint little place. It was not in the happening part of the city but was quite popular based… Continue reading Creamy corn on toast

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads

Roasted vegetable chutney with Almonds

Jump to recipe Roasting vegetables at high heat brings out the natural sweetness in them and hence the extra taste. I have probably said this many times !! By roasting vegetables we also cut short the actual time to cook the vegetables. Roasting removes the ‘raw’ smell from the vegetables but keeps it crunchy. When… Continue reading Roasted vegetable chutney with Almonds

Appetizer, Dips, Chutneys and Spreads, Mexican

Red cabbage, mushroom and triple bean Taco with Avocado foam

Jump to recipe It was one of those days when I did not have a plan for dinner. So walked up to my fridge and opened it for ideas. I saw a whole red cabbage – decided to make it the center piece for dinner. Next there were 2 shriveled up orange beets, lets incorporate… Continue reading Red cabbage, mushroom and triple bean Taco with Avocado foam

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads

Apple Carrot chutney ‘thogayal’

Jump to recipe Apples, apples, everywhere…… what next, shall I prepare ???We are dreaming apples – red, pink and golden. Today decided to try out a very traditional South Indian offering with golden apples. ‘Thogayal’ is a form of chutney which is common in South India and typically made with fresh grated coconut. Sometimes a… Continue reading Apple Carrot chutney ‘thogayal’

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads

Apple Pepper Relish

Jump to recipe Our apple picking excursion in North Georgia was a fun experience, exploring a variety of apples. It got us thinking about different ways apple can be incorporated in everyday foods besides eating as a fruit.Here is the second item from our apple offerings: Apple Pepper Relish.A relish is a sweet and spicy… Continue reading Apple Pepper Relish

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads, Indian

Mix vegetable Raitha

This yogurt dip is made with 4 vegetables - onions, carrots, cherry tomato and cucumbers. Add jalapeno and cilantro for fresh flavor. The vegetables are cut into different shapes but they all match and provide an artwork like color palette. the sweetnes of the cherry tomato added a distinct taste and the spicy kick from… Continue reading Mix vegetable Raitha

Dips, Chutneys and Spreads

Spicy Onion chutney dip

Jump to Recipe Onion chutney is very popular in South India to go with Dosa. Dosa is typically served with an array of chutneys, onion chutney is one of them. Mostly the key ingredients are onion and tomato. As I attempt to elevate this dish, I try to choose ingredients which add protein content while… Continue reading Spicy Onion chutney dip

Breakfast, Dips, Chutneys and Spreads

Homemade Nutella (no added sugar)

All kids love Nutella. The rich creamy texture and taste is very appetizing. However typical store bought Nutella has a lot of added sugar not to mention other chemicals. In our pursuit to avoid added sugars, we went about creating our own Nutella. This has allowed us guilt-free indulgence, spreading loads on everything we fancy… Continue reading Homemade Nutella (no added sugar)