Artichoke and olive dip
Sep03

Artichoke and olive dip

  Ingredients •1 (6 oz) jar artichoke •¼ cup chopped black olives •½ cup chopped celery stalk •¼ cup chopped red pepper •¼ tsp salt •¼ tsp black pepper •¼ tsp hing •¼ cup sour cream •2 tbsp fresh basil Preparation Mix all ingredients in the blender until they are well mixed. Serve the dip/spread in a bowl with crackers or bread. Serves 8 By Madhavi Devi Dasi  ...

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Sweet Tomato Chutney with fennel
Jul30

Sweet Tomato Chutney with fennel

  This dish, from a banquet at Calcutta’s famous Radha Govinda temple on Mahatma Gandhi Road, was served near the end of the meal. Depending on the number of courses, every regional cuisine has an order of serving, and sweet chutney often served with plain rice or toasted pappadam are considered palate cleansers after other spicy dishes. This is versatile chutney that complements many types of cuisine.   Preparation...

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Mango-Maple Syrup Butter
Oct18

Mango-Maple Syrup Butter

  For this recipe you can use mango, papaya, even peaches or pears. Maple syrup has a flavor reminiscent of jaggery from Bengal’s date palm trees. This elegant butter is a natural for company brunch with assorted tea breads, muffins or biscuits.             Preparation time (after ingredients are assembled): a few minutes   Ingredients • 2 table spoons (30 ml) sugar • 5...

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Govindas Mayonnaise
Oct17

Govindas Mayonnaise

  Ingredients . 1 1/3 cup unsweetened condensed milk . 1 cup sunflower oil . 4 tbsp lemon juice . 1 tsp whole black pepper, freshly ground . 1 tsp black mustard seeds, freshly ground . 1 tsp curry powder . 1 tsp hing, asafetida yellow cobra brand . 1 tsp turmeric . 1 tsp black salt, kala nimak . 1/2 tsp salt, preferably sea salt . 1 1/2- 2 tsp light brown sugar   Preparation...

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Cranberry Sauce
Oct03

Cranberry Sauce

  Ingredients • Cranberries (fresh or frozen) – 2 cups • Maple syrup (or sugar) – ½ cup • Water – ½ cup Preparation 1. Take a saucepan and add cranberries, and water. 2. Then add Maple syrup to it and simmer it on medium flame until the cranberries have burst. 3. Mash the cranberries up a bit. 4. Remove it from the gas. 5. Chill in the fridge to let the sauce set a bit. Serves 5-6...

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Hummus
Mar02

Hummus

  Ingredients •2 cups cooked chick peas •3 tbsp lemon juice •2 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves •4-6 tbsp olive oil •½ cup water •½ cup tahini/ sesame paste •2 tsp brown sugar •1 tsp hing •½ tsp black pepper •1 tsp salt •¼ -½ tsp chili powder Preparation 1.Mix all ingredients well in a blender. 2.If it gets too dry, add more water or olive oil. 3.If you do not have tahini, peanut butter can be substituted (it  tastes as good as it is...

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