Beguni is a mouth-watering snack and ideal to be eaten on a rainy day. In Kolkata, it is sold in every single neighborhood and street corner. It is eaten with puffed rice typically. If you don’t want to buy it from outside then here is your chance. Also, beguni is served in wedding parties during lunch to go with rice and daal and in small or large parties at home too. The key to good beguni is to have good brinjal and thin slices.
A wonderful, light salsa recipe with olives, onions and garlic. Best served with chips, or as an accompaniment to tandoori chicken.
Fresh ginger, cardamom, and shakarkandi (sweet potatoes) will fill your house with a delightful autumn fragrance, as well as call your family to the table.
This banana smoothie is tasty, perfect for breakfast or an evening snack. And since it's so healthy, it's wonderful for kid's parties too!
I tried this healthy, delicious smoothie today that uses ginger which is very beneficial for cholesterol.
Pronounced Basil Roo-ee, here's a fantastic summer appetizer- Basil and tomatoes are seasoned with green chilli, garlic and sea salt. Serve with toasted baguette slices or pita wedges.
Crunchy cornflakes coated in chocolate- this is a wonderful sweet, very popular with kids and adults alike in our family.
Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, this authentic Mexican salsa goes with all of your favourite Mexican dishes. The trick is to let it sit so the flavours can mix. Add extra chillies for a spicier kick!
Use this delicious dip for a healthy and pretty snack with chips and raw veggies. Great for parties also! Hot, cold or room temperature, the dip tastes great every which way.
Delicious served with crispy papad as a starter. They should be chilled for at least 24hrs before serving, allowing the lemon juice to neutralise the onion slightly.
Say goodbye to fatty, fried potato chips and try these vitamin packed, baked Shakarkandis. Best eaten at room temperature.
Mango flavoured butter with honey, this is a simple and delicious treat. Feel free to add more mangoes if you want a more robust flavour and taste. Don't skip on good quality bread! You can also make papaya butter this way.
This mango pineapple salsa goes very well as a dip for potato chips or on top of toast. As a side dishes, you can also use it with hearty meat platters.
Just great for a sandwich, or as a party dip or at a lavish weekend breakfast spread. Tinned artichoke hearts go super well in this dish!
All natural, healthy quick treats to keep your energy up! Send in your kid's lunch box or pop a few at tea time.
Chane ki dal cooked the traditional Greek way into a rich and filling dip for chopped veggies or as a sandwich spread.
Enjoy this wonderful Italian snack of bread topped with a sharp, lemony anchovy paste and sweet grilled tomato. Anchovies are excellent in winter to 'heat' the body.
Different colours and varieties of tomatoes tossed with a garlic vinaigrette, served on a bed of lettuce with pumpkin and sunflower seeds sprinkled on top. Yum!
My Syrian amigo turns this simple, no tadka dal into a great dish with carrots, aloo and sumac. Sumac is a tangy middle eastern masala. You may use garam masala instead. I garnished it with a mint leaf decorated with the colours of the flag to celebrate Aug 15. Serve with basmati rice or a rich parantha. Enjoy!
How about a taste of the far east for breakfast or a tea time snack? Celebrate the monsoon with this easy, delicious treat!