Ground Chicken Taco Salad

Ground chicken taco salad is an easy salad for weeknight dinners and a great one to take to potlucks. Theme for this week’s blogging marathon is Salads. Last month when Pavani posted Taco Salad recipe, I immediately listed it down for this week’s theme. By then I already picked the theme and decided to make […]

Crunchy Sweet Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Crunchy sweet corn salad is a refreshing summer salad with raw fresh corn, cucumber and red bell pepper. Buttermilk dressing is tangy and blended well with the crunchy vegetables and feta cheese. This is a wonderful side dish to take on picnics or barbeque parties. The day made it, wished I had grilled some meat […]

Hourensou No Gomaae ~ Japanese Spinach Salad with Sesame Sauce

Hourensou no gomaae is Japanese spinach salad flavored with sesame sauce. Preparation of this salad is similar to Korean spinach salad that I prepared last year for Around the World in 30 days. I liked the Korean salad a lot and since the preparation is similar, included this spinach salad to my Japanese breakfast menu […]

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 […]

Thenghai Thayir Pachadi ~ Coconut Yogurt Pachadi

This is a quick and easy coconut chutney from Chandra Padmanabhan’s cookbook Dakshin – Vegetarian cuisine from South India. She listed this pachadi under salads but I think it would pair well with idli, pongal and upma. I made this pachadi to go with ven pongal as part of my Buffet on Table, month long […]

Kobbari (Coconut) Pachadi

Pachadi or chutney is a condiment served with rice or with idli, dosa and vadas. There are two kinds of pachadulu (plural); the ones that have a long shelf life, last for months and upto a year and, the ones that are made fresh by sauteing vegetables or fruits and then ground to paste. The […]

Easy Coconut Chutney

This is a quick and easy chutney that can be put together in matter of minutes. This chutney goes well with idli, dosa, ven pongal and even goli baji. I made the chutney to serve with goli baje or Mangalore bajji. Most of the online sources suggested serving goli bajji with coconut chutney and this […]

Thecha, a Spicy Condiment from Maharashtra

Thecha is a spicy condiment from Maharashtra, India. Thecha is prepared across the state and preparation varies slightly from household to household. The main ingredient is chilies; red or green chilies, followed by garlic. The other ingredients that can be used are cumin, sesame seeds and coconut. Chilies are toasted in oil and ground to […]

Baba Ganoush with Pita Chips

Next combo for this week is an appetizer from Lebanon; baba ganoush with pita chips. Baba ganoush is an eggplant dip prepared with tahini. Pulp of roasted eggplant is blended with tahini and seasoned to taste. It is usually served with pita bread and I chose to serve it with some pita chips. Since I […]

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