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Hmm you'll say...yet another food blog! And I'll beg to differ, although I must say my recipes are not hi-funda, and sometimes the pictures do not do justice to them (I'm working on that) but you'll find them extremely easy to cook, hassle free and down right delicious.
So if you are a newbie in the kitchen department or has not ventured into the kitchen for some strange reason (like me)...then you have come to the right place.

Happy Cooking!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Mango Lassi

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Ah we are knee deep in summer, and what better way to beat it than with this lassi. And mango being my perennial fave...you will find my place flooded with either fresh mango or the next best thing, its pulp. This lassi is very easy to make and tastes heavenly.

850 gms can mango pulp
4 tbs yogurt
6 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
Ice as needed

Blend the mango pulp with the milk and yogurt in Vitamix. Add sugar and ice and blend till it becomes thick and creamy. Serve chilled!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mango Tomato Chutney

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This chutney is very spicy and at the same time sweet to taste. It was so delicious that it got over in the first serving itself! The recipe asked for green mangoes but it looked too appealing and I decided to make it with the sweet mangoes I had at hand ;p

1 Mango, peeled and cubed
2 large tomatoes, cored, blanched and deskinned before chopping
20 curry leaves
3 tablespoons ghee or butter
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup chopped green onion
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon salt
Cilantro to garnish

In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the ghee, add the mustard seeds. As the seeds begin to pop add the curry leaves, stirring briefly until wilted.

Add the tomatoes, cumin, red chilli and turmeric. Stir, then cook on low heat for about 10 minutes.

Stir in mango, cover skillet, and cook for another 10 minutes. Add salt and green onion, cooking uncovered for about 3 minutes. Serve hot or cold.