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Showing posts with label Dips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dips. Show all posts

Friday, 27 September 2013


                    Hummus is a popular middle eastern dip, it is served with Pita breads and Falafel.
Falafel is such a awesome appetizer when served with this Hummus, Even we can have it with other recipes like bread, carrot sticks, kebabs, koftas, chicken tandoori, tikkas, ...it goes on adding to the list.


Kabuli Channa - 1 cup
Lemon - 2 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves
salt to taste
sesame oil - 2 tsp
Curd - 2 tbsp. (thick)
Tahini - 1 tsp


Soak the White Channa overnight.
Once it is soaked well, when you rub it with your hand the thin outer layer of the channa will get separated, Removing this layer helps in getting a creamy texture to the recipe.
Pressure cook channa.
Dry roast white sesame seed (you will be getting a pack named Tahini itself) and keep aside
In a mixer add Channa, Tahini, garlic, oil, salt & curd then run the mixer to get the smother paste.
When it is done add the lemon and just run it once.

You can adjust the consistency by adding required amount off curd to it.
If you prefer this can be served with sprinkling chat masala or chilly powder on it.

I am sending this to Side Dish Mela Event @ Cooking4allseason.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Yogurt Mint Dip

           First time i tasted this dip in "City Hotel" in Tiruvanmiyur, where my better half and i went and bought a parcel while going to my brother house...
Then i learnt there are so many versions in this recipe and it differs in each hotel but the Mint flavor with yogurt goes well and makes the dip an awesome accomplishment.

         Today i thought to make tandoori, so now when ever i think of tandoori or kebab first thing comes to my mind is this Yogurt Mint Dip and a White Dip, ok soon will also post the white dip recipe here...
Now the chicken is marinated and kept in fridge for making tonight dinner, if i get a proper click with my camera in night shades, then will post it by tomorrow else will do it soon..

Here goes the Yogurt Mint Dip....

Yogurt  - 1 cup (Thick or get a hung curd)
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp (Adjust as per your spice level)
Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
Chat masala - 1/4 tsp
Mint - Hand Full.
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste.

Wash and grind the mint leaves, to get smoother paste, add little yogurt and grind it.
Once the paste is ready add pepper powder, chat masala powder, tomato ketchup,sugar and mix well.
As the Ketchup and chat masala has salt already, add very little salt to taste.
Now its ready to serve along with any Tandoori or Kebab varieties...


 I am sending this to Side Dish Mela Event @ Cooking4allseasons