Its strawberry season! I absolutely adore any kind of berries. I add them to my smoothies, salads, dessert, and to make salsa, gazpacho, sauces etc. etc. I am known to basically go crazy during berry season hoarding them like there's no tomorrow 😀 In India especially, I don't get other berries except for strawberries, freshly … Continue reading Quick & Easy Red Fruits Jam / Preserve: Step by Step
This Spicy-Sweet Orange and Pineapple Salad is incredibly delicious and easy to make. I find that this combination of fresh oranges and juicy pineapple, with the slight heat from jalapeños and the tang from chaat masala really enhances the flavor of the salad and explodes on your taste buds - in essence, a true burst … Continue reading Spicy-Sweet Orange & Pineapple Salad
In India, we have year-round availability of juicy, fresh, ruby red pomegranates 😀 We grow pomegranates for most of the world, and export it to several countries. I grew up in Bangalore, where we got the choicest and most delicious varieties of this fruit all through the year. Ripe pomegranate, when peeled will reveal either pale … Continue reading Fresh Pomegranate Salsa With An Indian Twist & A Brand New Header !
From my last week's trip to Hypercity, a supermarket near us, I ended up buying beautiful cherries and strawberries. Although it is not summer, we do have a great variety of imported fruits available throughout the year. I also had apples, bananas, pomegranate and oranges (from the local market) left over from the festival offerings. … Continue reading Fresh, Healthy & Tasty : Fruit Salad
Raita is an Indian yoghurt-based condiment commonly used as a side-dish to pair up with spicy rice dishes like biriyani and pulao. It is also served as a side to round off a meal of roti / chapati with a vegetable curry (like I did). Yoghurt is very versatile and can be paired with a … Continue reading Pomegranate Raita