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Eggless Tandoori Mayonnaise

?It was during one of my routine trips to the supermarket that I spotted Tandoori Mayo. Naturally I was intrigued and bought the same. After tasting, I decided to try making it at home. It didn’t taste exactly as the store bought one, but I am pleased with the result.
If you wish, you may use ready made Tandoori Masala.

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Bacon Jam

I have always been drawn to trying out something new than preparing the usual menu. So I’m always on the lookout for that inspiration. This time, I was inspired by my little sister. During our chat session, she was going on about a unique jam she tasted. Bacon Jam. Though I’ve seen them on TV, I never got the opportunity to taste them. Naturally,it piqued my curiosity. As expected, next thing to do was to google for a recipe. I followed Martha Stewart’s recipe with minor tweaking. All of us loved it. You can use in sandwiches, burgers, rolls etc.

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Homemade Tahini

Tahini is a paste, made of sesame seeds and olive oil, popularly used in the Middle Eastern cuisine. This is used as a dip, a topping or as an ingredient in some preparations. Tahini is usually prepared using hulled white sesame seeds and olive oil.

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Piri Piri Sauce/Peri Peri Sauce

Piri Piri sauce is a hot sauce of Portuguese origin and is made of chillies. Ideally bird’s eye chilli is used to prepare the sauce. As I didn’t have any fresh red chillies with me, I decided to use dried chillies. The recipe I followed is that of BBC Good Food. You may want to adjust the number of

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Eggless Mayonnaise

As far as I can remember, the last time I prepared Eggless Mayonnaise was way back in 2003-2004, when we, along with our friends had gone on a picnic. I had prepared the mayonnaise for the sandwiches as our friends were pure vegetarians. Years went by and I had totally forgotten about the recipe. La

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Guacamole

Guacamole is an avocado based dip used in Mexican cuisine. This goes well with Tortilla chips, wraps, nachos and even sandwiches. I got the recipe from All Recipes.

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Homemade Sour Cream

I am obsessed with the idea of trying to whip up those hard-to-get ingredients from my own kitchen. One such ingredient was Sour cream. There was a time when I used to skip trying a recipe just because it required sour cream. Thanks to Google, I found that making Sour cream wasn’t such a herculean t

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Coconut Chutney with Roasted Red chillies and Garlic

One thing I like about being in Chennai is the fact that we get readymade Idli/ Dosa batter, which comes handy in case of emergencies. We always prefer to have coconut chutney with Idlis. Once I decided to experient and went about adding whatever I felt like. To cut the story short, this has turned

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Brinjal Chutney

A couple of weeks back, I was at my friend’s place having lunch. She served this chutney given to her by her friend. My eyes nearly popped out when I heard that it was Brinjal chutney. Truth be told. I am not a big fan of Brinjal. A chutney made of brinjal was something I had never heard of. Fell in

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Onion Chutney

Onion Chutney is one of the most requested chutney in our house, ever since I made it some time back. Those looking for a variation from the usual coconut chutney can try this recipe. A perfect accompaniment for Dosa, Idli or Pariyaaram Onion Chutney

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Sweet Chutney

Here’s the recipe of Sweet Chutney, yet another sweet accompaniment to give the perfect touch to Chaat :-). Sweet Chutney

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Green Chutney

Here’s the recipe of Green Chutney that is used in the making of various chaats. Green Chutney

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Vegetable Momos

As I had promised in one of my earlier posts, I am presenting the recipe of Veg Momos to my dear readers. This is my own recipe and I can confidently say that this recipe is for keeps. Always make it a point to serve the Momos with the spicy sauce, as it takes the experience to another level. Please

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Chicken Momos

Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and other Himalayan states of India. My first rendezvous withMomos was during our stay in Sikkim. It was another ‘Love at first bite’ for me. Though there are fried as well as steamed versions of Momos, my personal favourite is the st

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Russian Salad

I had my first tryst with Russian Salad during one of the parties at the Officer’s mess soon after marriage. My liking for this salad was instantaneous. Though it took a while to figure out how to make it, I am delighted to say that the first try itself was a huge success. Well… for those of you,

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Homemade Mayonnaise using Cooked Egg

After going through the recipe of mayonnaise in my blog, a few of my readers had voiced their concerns about salmonella poisoning, as raw eggs were used. Even though Ihaven’tfaced any problems till date, I consider the point very valid and the concerns genuine. So, I am sharing the recipe of Mayonna

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Mayonnaise (With Egg)

Given a choice, I would prefer to use homemade ingredients to store-bought ones. Mayonnaise is one such ingredient that I have been making at home for quite some time now. Initially I found the process a bit tricky, but trust me, once I got the hang of it, it became a cake walk. All that is required

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Chocolate Sauce

Though ample varieties of Chocolate Sauce are readily available off-the-shelf, there is a sense of satisfaction in making your own. This recipe I am sharing with you is from food.com and for me this is the ultimate chocolate sauce…. as good as Hersheys 🙂  Ain’t that great??? Ideally Dutch proces

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