Strawberry Shrikhand ~ Strawberry Yogurt

Strawberry yogurt or strawberry shrikhand is thick yogurt, flavored with strawberries. It is a delicious breakfast, a snack and a dessert. Theme of the Week – Colorful Food Theme for this week is colorful food and the second recipe is semi homemade strawberry yogurt or strawberry shrikhand. The first recipe in this series is yesterday’s […]

Greek Tzatziki Sauce, a Dip

Greek Tzatziki sauce is a cucumber yogurt sauce or a dip served with grilled meats, pita bread, pita chips, veggies, and also as a sauce for gyros. Jump to recipe or Pin It for later Theme of the Week The theme for this week is chutneys, dips and spreads. The first two recipes for the […]

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 […]

Fenugreek Flavored Buttermilk ~ Menthi Majjiga

I am a procrastinator! This week was suppose to be the easiest and a relaxed week in this marathon. I had first 3 days of posts drafted and scheduled long ago. All I had to do was proofread before publishing them. The other three recipes are easy ones and could have breezed through the week, […]

Rose Flavored Yogurt ~ Rooh Afza Shrikand

Rooh Afza is a brand that manufactures a concentrated sugar syrup with rose and few other ingredients. It is used in milk based beverages and desserts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a similar concentrated syrup is available in many South Asian countries. I bought a bottle of Rooh Afza couple of years ago when we […]

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 […]

Dahi Vada ~ Savory Doughnuts in Yogurt Sauce

The next recipe with yogurt for this month’s Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients is dahi vada. Dahi is yogurt~curd and vada is savory doughnut prepared with urad dal. In Telugu these are perugu garelu and recently came to know that these are also called aavadalu. When growing up we always called these dahi […]

Daddojanam ~ Yogurt Rice

My sub theme this week in this Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients is a vegetarian protein rich ingredient. The ingredient of the week is yogurt. Depending on type of yogurt used, it is moderate to high in protein. Greek yogurt, which is very thick is high in protein, compared to other yogurts. In […]

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I usually avoid cooking deep fried food at home but when I saw this buttermilk fried chicken in New York Times food section few months ago, I saved the recipe. One Sunday evening when both of us were not in a mood for a heavy dinner, made this chicken. I was unsure if we would […]

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Sour Cream

Today I have a very simple salad with cucumber and tomatoes. This salad can be served as a side dish with baked or grilled meats and as a dish with any cuisine. If you are a cucumber lover like me, it can eaten as late morning or a late afternoon snack. This is similar to […]

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