Wednesday, 28 May 2014

It's mango season. The market is full of sweet ripe mangoes and most of us are consuming them in some or other way. We bring to you yet another mango dish for your dinning table. This one comes with a twist, sweetness of mangoes along with some hot flavours. Hope you like it.

Serving: 2 as an Appetizer, 4 as Main Course Side Dish
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Refrigeration Time: 30 mins


    • 2 fresh, large, ripe yet firm sweet mangoes, diced into small pieces
    • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
    • 1/4 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded(optional) and minced
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced finely
    • 1 shallot (little red onion), finely diced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh corriander leaves
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
    • Salt and pepper (to taste)
    • Few mint leaves (optional)

How to make Mango Salsa

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
Step 2: Toss well and refrigerate for some 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle well.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Indian style vegetable samosa are great snacks and they become even more delicious when cool mint chutney slathered on the top of samosas. You can use the leftover mashed potatoes in this samosas as well. The recipe of this great dish is given here as follows.

Serving: 16
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 50 mins


    For Samosa
    • 2 tbsp olive Oil
    • 1/4 cup chopped Onion
    • 2/3 cup shredded Carrot
    • 2/3 cup thawed frozen green Peas
    • 2 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 1 1/2 tsp Garam masala
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1 cup leftover mashed Potatoes
    • 8 thawed sheets frozen phyllo Dough
    • Oil for fry
    For Chutney
    • 1 cup Mint leaves
    • 1 cup Cilantro leaves
    • 1 tbsp Lime juice
    • 1 tsp chopped seeded jalapeƱo Pepper
    • 1 tsp chopped Garlic
    • 1/2 tsp minced peeled Ginger
    • 1/8 tsp Salt

How to make Vegetable Samosas with Mint Chutney

Step 1: In a food processor, add all the ingredients of chutney and process them until becomes smooth. Keep it aside.
Step 2: Heat oil in a skillet, then add onion and cook while stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Add carrot, peas, mustard seeds, garam masala, and salt, then cook for 2 minutes and stir in potatoes.
Step 4: Cut 1 phyllo sheet at a time lengthwise into 3 strips.
Step 5: Spoon potato mixture onto 1 end of each strip, then fold 1 corner of phyllo sheet over mixture to form a triangle.
Step 6: Fold the rounded edges together and crimp to seal.
Step 7: Repeat the same process with remaining sheets.
Step 8: Heat oil in a pan and fry the samosas in the batches of 4 to 5 at a time until they turns golden.
Step 9: Serve the hot samosas with mint chutney.
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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Classic, sweet and creamy Indian yogurt drink is healthy and tasty as well. Flavor of cardmom adds a distinct taste to the lassi. The refreshing and cool drink is very popular in North India, especially in Punjab. You can accompany the lassi with paratha or samosa chat as well. The recipe of this quick drink is given as follows.

Serving: 4

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 0 min


200 gm plain low-fat Yogurt
6 tbsp Sugar
4 large Ice cubes
1 teaspoon ground Cardamom
5 chopped Almonds

How to make Cardamom Lassi

Step 1: In a blender, put sugar, yogurt and cardamom, then blend them until become smooth.
Step 2: Transfer the lassi into the glasses.
Step 3: Chill them in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Add ice cubes to the glass and garnish with chopped almonds.
Step 5: Serve chilled cardamom lassi.

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