Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita is a popular Indian side dish made with yogurt, spices and boondi (fried balls made from besan aka gram flour). This raita is commonly served as an accompaniment to Indian meals along with rice, curries, roti. It’s also great with biryani or pulao and gets done in less than 15 minutes!

About This Recipe Boondi Raita is an Indian raita (Indian yogurt dip) made with yogurt, spices and boondi....

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Schezwan Sauce

Make spicy and super flavorful Schezwan Sauce at home with this easy recipe. This sauce which can be served as a condiment along with dumplings, spring rolls or used in recipes like Schezwan fried rice and noodles.

This sauce is quite popular in the Indo-Chinese cuisine and also happens to be one of my favorites!

Indo-Chinese when done right is one of my favorite things to enjoy. I say when done “right”...

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Sweet Tamarind Chutney (Imli Chutney)

Sweet Tamarind Chutney aka Imli Chutney made with tamarind, jaggery and spices.

This is a staple chutney used in India for all kinds of chaats!

This recipe should have been here years ago. I don’t know what took me so long.

It’s one of the most staple chutneys and I have been meaning to share this recipe for...

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Cucumber Raita

Quick and easy Cucumber Raita makes the perfect accompaniment to Indian meals.

It’s cooling and refreshing flavors go so well as a side with curries or you can also use it as a dip.

Raitas have always been an indispensable part of Indian food. Growing up, there was always a raita on our lunch for most days.

Especially during summers, I don’t...

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Peanut Chutney

Simple peanut chutney made with peanuts, chana dal, cumin seeds, ginger and tamarind.

This quick version gets done in 15 minutes and makes a great accompaniment to idli and dosa!

Indian meals are often incomplete without chutney.

Whether it’s north Indian food or South Indian, chutney remains constant. However, every chutney...

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Instant Pot Blueberry Chia Jam

Simple Blueberry Chia Jam using the fresh blueberries in season!

This jam is made in the Instant Pot and sweetened with maple syrup making it refined sugar free.

Fruits are in abundance during this time of the year. We went to our farmers market last week and got lots of fresh fruits.

The farmers market felt so different this year with all the safety rules but...

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Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Cilantro Coconut Chutney is one of my favorite chutneys to enjoy with dosa, vada or idlis!

It’s so easy to make especially when you have some grated frozen coconut in your freezer.

Chutneys are staple in Indian households. However they are all not the same.

Different parts of the country make different types of chutneys depending...

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Cilantro Chutney

My favorite Cilantro Chutney is great on sandwiches, wraps and is also the perfect accompaniment to parathas, pakoras, samosas & more!

If you love Indian food, then you must have come across the green cilantro chutney.

Indian meals (especially snacks and appetizers) are often incomplete without a side of this chutney.

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Tomato Chutney

Simple Tomato Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to idli and dosas!

This vegan south Indian tomato chutney is easy to make with basic pantry ingredients. 

Even though I didn’t grew up eating South Indian food, I love it a lot – like a LOT and we eat it at least once a week.

Earlier when we would feel like eating...

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Coconut Chutney

Simple and easy Coconut Chutney – this popular Indian chutney pairs well with idli, dosa, vadas and so much more! Vegan.

I have always maintained that I am huge fan South Indian food fan. I am a north Indian and my mom never really made south Indian food at home. 

It was the occasional dosas that she would make and that too from store bought batter. We mostly ate south Indian food at...

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Peach Chutney

Make the most of peach season with this sweet and spicy Peach Chutney! This versatile chutney goes well with almost anything and everything!

Peach season is finally here!

All year long, I look forward to the peach season but the sad part is that it ends pretty soon. I think it only lasts for a week or two. One week, the peaches are in the market and not really ripe and the next week they are super ripe. So ripe...

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Strawberry Mango Salsa

Fresh Strawberry Mango Salsa made with ripe mangoes and sweet strawberries. This fresh salsa is sweet with a touch of spice and goes so well with chips or tacos.

If there’s one salsa you must try this summer, then this should be it!

One of my favorite things about summer is our local farmers market. It starts towards the end of May and you can be quite sure to find me there every...

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