Pineapple (Anannas) Raita – Indian Vegetarian Yogurt Recipe

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 –…

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Greek Lentil Salad Recipe

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…

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Fruits and Vegetable Summer 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…

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Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)

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) –…

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Sprouted Mung Bhel Chaat – Healthy 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:…

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Mango Salsa (Fresh Mango 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…

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Bhindi (Okra) Raita

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…

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Couscous Salad – Healthy Lunch Recipe

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…

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Jaggery, Peanuts & Ghee Mix (accompniment to Makki di Roti & Sarson da Saag)

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…

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Healthy Sweet Potato Chaat

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…

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Pasta Salad

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.…

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Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges

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 –…

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Kosambri (Shredded Carrot Salad)

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!

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Cucumber Raita (Yogurt with Cucumber)

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…

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