We love the trilogy of savory, a bit of sweet and a hint of spice in our foods and if you do too, this is spot on for you! The pineapple provides a beautiful sweetness and freshness to the usual raitas we end up making. Enjoy layers of flavors and tantalize your taste buds! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 5 min Chill Time: 2 hours Serves: 4-8 Ingredients: Yogurt / Curds / Dahi –…"Pineapple (Anannas) Raita – Indian Vegetarian Yogurt Recipe"
Raw mangoes give this Thai Raw Mango Salad recipe just the right amount of tartness. Balanced in flavor with palm sugar, this easy sweet and sour salad can be found on the streets of Thailand and is the perfect accompaniment to any meal or delicious on its own."Thai Raw Mango Salad Recipe – Yam Mamuang"
We just LOVE salads and we hope you do too. Eating healthy and right is important for us but equally important is to enjoy our food. This Greek Lentil Salad takes care of our health and our palate. Serve it as a light lunch, packed lunch, for picnics or for pot-lucks. Skip the Cheese and make this wonderful vegetarian salad, vegan! Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 20 min Chill Time: minimum 15 min. Serves…"Greek Lentil Salad Recipe"
In the middle of summer, we are always striving to eat cooler things, this Summer Salad is fresh, light on the stomach and very colorful. It’s a great salad to take-along for picnics, BBQs, cook-outs, pot-lucks or just a quick, healthy snack. Enjoy this salad by using the fruits that are in season and you will find that this is one dish that never gets old. Enjoy your summer and stay healthy. Here is a…"Fruits and Vegetable Summer Salad Recipe"
This amazing Chaat or a cold Salad is out of this world and bursting with flavors. Keep it for a few days in the fridge and enjoy the ease and the convenience for a while. It is great for picnics, road-trips, lunches and get-together. Prep Time: 25 min Chill Time: 1 hour Serves: 6 Ingredients: Kidney Beans (Rajma): 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Black Beans – 1 can (approx 1.5 cups) Garbanzo Beans (Channas) –…"Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)"
It’s time for a healthy twist to the famous Bhel Puri that we all love so much. Sprouted mung beans provide a nutritious and protein rich base for this snack or no-fuss lunch. Make this easy sprouted mung bhel recipe ahead of time for picnics, parties or for road-trips and you can be rest assured that your stomach and your heart will be satisfied. Soaking and Sprouting Time: 2 days Prep Time: 10 min Serves:…"Sprouted Mung Bhel Chaat – Healthy Salad"
“When Mangoes are in season, make the most of it” and that is our mantra! Salads, desserts, curries, ice-creams – go all out and have a Mango-fest 🙂 This salsa is not from Indian Cuisine but the flavors are right on and fit so beautifully into it. Another amazing dish showing-off the diversity of the King of Fruits. Ingredients: Ripe Mango – 1 cup, cubed Red Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup, diced Onion – 1/4…"Mango Salsa (Fresh Mango Salad)"
Okra Raita is a medley of crisp, crunch, flavor, coolness, eye-appeal and uniqueness. A little patience takes us a long way and is so worth the effort. Okra is a favorite vegetable for a lot of folks, so enjoy this great combination. Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 25 min. Serves: 4 – 6 Ingredients: Bhindi /Okra – 1 lb Oil – 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp Chaat Masala…"Bhindi (Okra) Raita"
Whether you are on a diet or not, everyone can use a healthy (nutritious plus low-fat) lunch. Try this Couscous Salad recipe and prepare to be amazed how a “healthy salad” can take you through the day. It’s also perfect for those office potlucks or for picnics and barbecues. Packed with protein and lots of fiber, not to mention the beautiful assortment of colors, this couscous salad is sure to become a staple item in…"Couscous Salad – Healthy Lunch Recipe"
A fantastic accompaniment with the ultimate Punjabi meal: Sarson ka Saag and Makki Di Roti! Make a little extra because with the leftovers – roll some in a hot chapati and it’s heavenly! Cook Time: 5 min Ingredients: Powdered Jaggery Peanuts – roughly crushed Ghee Method: 1. Toast the peanuts (if using the roasted ones, skip this step) in a skillet. 2. Once done, allow them to cool down. 3. If you are in a…"Jaggery, Peanuts & Ghee Mix (accompniment to Makki di Roti & Sarson da Saag)"
Sweet potatoes, though called potatoes, are only a distant relative of regular potatoes. They are commonly marketed as “yams” in North America to differentiate them from the firmer white potato even though they belong to a completely different family than the actual “yam” (native to Africa and Asia). When compared to other vegetables in terms of fiber and nutrition, the sweet potato ranked highest in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent…"Healthy Sweet Potato Chaat"
If you love Eggplant (Baingan, Brinjal, Aubergine), you’ll love this Eggplant Raita. Most people are used to eating raita (a combination of yogurt with shredded or cubed vegetables such as cucumber, radish, onions, carrots, etc) as a mere accompaniment, but this Baingan Raita recipe can hold it’s own. Enjoy it with rice or chapati."Eggplant (Baingan) Raita"
Try this super easy recipe for Pasta Salad. It is a great make ahead and take-along dish for picnics and outdoor barbecues. Take it along for a potluck and the presentation will WOW everyone! Ingredients: Fusilli/Rotini/Corkscrew Pasta – 16 oz (cooked per directions) Italian Dressing – enough to coat pasta Green Onions – 4 stalks, chopped Bell Pepper – 1/2 large, diced Tomato – 1 large (diced) or handful of grape tomatoes cut in halves.…"Pasta Salad"
This Spinach Salad dressing is perfect for barbecues, picnics or potlucks. The surprise element is the crunchy, caramelized almonds that balance out the taste and texture of the spinach. The mandarin Oranges in this spinach salad not only provide color but also that fresh summer appeal…so what are you waiting for, dig in! Ingredients for the dressing: Olive Oil – 2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar – 1 Tbsp Apple Sauce – 3 Tbsp Onion –…"Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges"
If you are looking for a quick and easy item to take for a picnic, try this Black Bean and Corn Dip (salsa). It takes just minutes to make and is served with Tortilla chips. Also serves as a great make ahead appetizer for your parties at home. It’s fresh, healthy and your friends will be asking for more!"Black Bean and Corn Dip"
This Cabbage Salad is an amazing salad/subzi recipe. All the nutrients (Vitamin C) are still intact as the Cabbage has not been cooked a whole lot. Sambharo is traditionally a Gujarati dish and once again, like a lot of other Gujarati dishes, it will blow you away with it’s simplicity and the flavor. A must try…"Sambharo – Cabbage Salad"
Spinach Raita is yet another tasty way to prepare the ever popular green vegetable. Spinach is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Tocopherol, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Magnesium. It also contains several vital Antioxidants and Folic Acid. Try this Spinach and Yogurt combo with rice or chapattis. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meal."Spinach Raita"
This recipe for Kosambri or Shredded Carrot Salad most probably originated in the southern parts of India but has been adapted all over. The natural sweetness of carrots mixed in with the tanginess of the lemon juice makes Kosambri one of the tastiest ways to eat raw carrots. Try this recipe and enjoy the health benefits of carrots – an A+ vegetable!"Kosambri (Shredded Carrot Salad)"
This is a great yogurt dish, very soothing and cooling….especially for the times when you are finding your meal too spicy and you need something to counter it!!!! Ingredients: Yogurt – 2 cups, well beaten English Cucumber – half ( approx. 6” long) Tomato – ½ med., finely chopped Green Chili – to taste, finely chopped Cumin – ¼ tsp, roasted and coarsely ground Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp Chat Masala – ½ tsp…"Cucumber Raita (Yogurt with Cucumber)"