Labneh

Labneh is a popular spread/dip in the Middle East, prepared with yogurt. It is thick yogurt which looks like cheese. Yogurt is drained overnight or longer by hanging it in a cheesecloth. It is served as a dip with pita or with vegetables. It also makes a great spread for sandwiches. Labneh is usually prepared […]

Potlakaya Pachadi ~ Snake Gourd in Yogurt Sauce

Potlakaya is snake gourd and is a long vegetable belonging to gourd family. It is a fruit which is eaten like a vegetable. Since it is very long, it is called snake gourd. I used small to medium sized gourd and you can see how long it is. I had to cut the gourd into […]

Berbere (Spice Mix)

Berbere is a spice mix or seasoning used extensively in African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is a key ingredient in these cuisines and is used in almost all the recipes to flavor the food. The key ingredients of the spice mix are chili pepper, ginger, garlic, onion, fenugreek, allspice and few more spices. […]

Walnut Chutney

Today I have a chutney with a nut that is usually not considered for preparing chutneys. I was skeptical about this chutney but still went ahead with the preparation. This recipe evolved as I prepared. The nut of the day is walnut. I started preparing this walnut chutney similar to this peanut chutney. When I […]

Zucchini Pachadi

For the last letter ‘Z’ in this A-Z Challenge, Journey Through Telangana Cuisine, I have a pachadi (chutney) recipe. Letter Z was a tricky one. As I mentioned in my yesterday’s post, I had finalized my dishes for Y & Z when I first made my initial list months ago. When I seriously started working […]

Ellipaya Karam ~ Garlic Dry Chilies Powder

Ellipayalu, ellipayalu, ellipayalu!! I could not think or go past ellipayalu for ‘E’. Ellipayalu or elligaddalu are garlic. If you are following my blog regularly you would know how liberal I am with it’s usage! Before going any further, let me warn you, today’s post is loaded with pictures, a total of 8. There are […]

Tomato Sauce for CCChallenge

As I mentioned in my last post, I made tomato sauce as one of the condiments for week 3 of buffet on table. Later when I did some research, I was unsure if it falls in condiments category. I changed my mind and replaced it with basil pesto. This is a quick and easy tomato […]

Basil Pesto from Italy

For the last day of condiments for buffet on table, I made fresh tomato sauce. Later when I checked the condiments list, tomato sauce was not on the list and I had to make another condiment. I will post tomato sauce recipe tomorrow. Here is the tomato sauce recipe. I bought a bunch of basil […]

Cucumber Raitha ~ Perugu Pachadi

Today I have a very simple and easy raitha/raita from India. I never thought raitha would fall under condiments category but wiki says it is a condiment. So here I am with one of my favorite condiments I make to go with biryani and vegetable bagara. Raitha can be prepared with many vegetables but this […]

Salsa Roja from Mexico

Salsa Roja is a red sauce from Mexico. It is used to make enchiladas and can also be served with corn chips or tortillas. There are many versions of this salsa online. The main ingredients though, are tomatoes, chilies, garlic, onion and cilantro. One method of making this salsa is to puree all the ingredients […]

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