Chilli Sauce

#005 This sauce comes handy when you are cooking Chinese. I add it to soups, gravy or just as a dipping for that extra kick. You can make a big batch and refrigerate for a week. Ingredients 2 green chilies ( I used serano peppers) ¼ cup vinegar ¼ teaspoon…

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Garlicky Minty Yogurt

  This seriously tasty side dish has all the flavors to make your simple meal more memorable. Use it as a dip, salad dressing or eat it just by itself. This was one of the popular sides which was enjoyed by most of the guests at a recent Diwali  get…

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Aloo Raita ( Spiced Yogurt with Potatoes)

This side dish is quick to make and tastes great. I often make this raita as my family loves potatoes and any dish with potatoes is always a big hit ! This goes well with curries , lentils and especially with whole wheat tortilla and any sauteed vegetables. This is…

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Ginger Garlic Paste

It’s so tempting to buy that jar of  ginger / garlic  paste in  supermarket. While doing so you do save some cooking time but you are compromising on the taste of the dish too. Why would anyone use a paste which is laced with preservatives ( chemicals ) & which…

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Avocado Raita / Spiced Yogurt with Avocado

The other day when I was talking to my sister  in India, she asked  me if there is an easier way to use Avocado. One would think of the famous guacamole or a sandwich but then you can’t eat them on a daily basis, more so in Indian context. Basically…

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Onion Raita

Onion Raita  This side dish needs little embellishment & no cooking at all.You can have this on the table even faster than you think. Every kitchen has onions & tomatoes ( I guess so ! ). So how about making a luscious side dish with them?  Cuisine: Indian                            Serves 2…

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Raita

Raita/  Spiced Yogurt …An Introduction Raita is a spicy & cooling Indian dish made with yogurt. Laced with spices like cumin, mint, black pepper etc., & fresh produce ,this side dish is a regular in almost every Indian household.It goes well with any dry sabzi ( vegetable), biryani, pulav or…

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Pudina Chutney / Mint Sauce

This goes well with almost all Indian appetizers & is often prepared in advance. It stays good for couple of weeks if refrigerated properly in a glass jar. There is no fixed recipe for this. But here’s what I usually do:   Take 1 cup cilantro, ¼ cup mint leaves,…

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