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 […]

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 […]

Rajasthani Spicy Laal Maas

Rajasthani spicy laal maas is a flavorful goat curry and, pairs well with Indian flatbreads and even rice. Last year when we did the Indian States mega marathon, Rajasthani spicy laal maas was the first recipe I cooked for the theme. That day I could not take any pictures and wanted to re-cook it but […]

Watermelon Melody for Sapana’s Virtual Baby Shower

Watermelon melody is a delicious smoothie with watermelon and banana. Great way to beat the summer heat and a drink for anytime of the day. One of our blogging marathoners, Sapana from “Cooking with Sapana” is expecting a baby in couple of months and the group decided to throw her a virtual baby shower. The […]

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