Aam Papad – Aam Shotto is mango fruit leather. Thin layers of Mango plump are sun-dried or oven dried until it dehydrates and peels off like leather! It is then sliced into small rectangles or rolled into bite size logs. Prepared at home without any artificial flavors, these are great healthy snack for kids.
Call it Mattha, Chaas or Spiced Buttermilk, this yogurt baked spiced beverage is a classic Indian summer drink. Couple spices and fresh herbs blended with yogurt and water makes this thirst quencher. It is a great way to stay hydrated.
Lau Chingri is a quintessential Bengali side dish, enjoyed quite often during summer days. “Lau” is bottle gourd and “Chingri” is shrimp and the combination works beautifully with very minimal spices. It’s a delicacy in West Bengal, a comfort food when paired with steamed white rice.
Keeping my mango indulgence on, I have this amazing, lip-smacking and caramelized Kacha Aam Er Mishti Chaatni (Raw Mango Sweet Chutney). It’s a quintessential Bengali chutney. It is often prepared with jaggery we serve it along side spiced meat curry or in a breakfast meal. The kacha aam er chutney or cha-a-tni, as we like to call it, is freezer friendly and I store for several months in a clean airtight glass container.
A salad such as Panzanella Salad shouldn’t resist to norms like day old bread with tomato and vinaigrette. It’s a type of salad that can be simple or extravagant with a beautiful medley of fresh seasonal produce. This Fruits and Cold Cut Panzanella Salad is like summer on a bowl with interesting mix of textures from different fruits and red wine vinaigrette. You can adjust the ingredients of the Panzanella Salad based on your taste buds and diet.
This Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea is an absolute summertime pick-me-up with just the right amount of sweetness and a striking balance of flavor. It’s so easy to make that once you get the hang of it, you will never go back to store bought iced tea. This perfumed Nectarine Iced Tea will leave you feeling sated and recharged!
One of my absolute favorite things that I can eat any time are chicken wings, even when I am not hungry! I pretty much love it with all kinds of sauce as long as it’s not super spicy. However, my number one flavor choice is this Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings. So crispy, so flavorsome and a must for trying if you enjoy ton load of garlic.
We all love ice cream on these warm days but I often go for something to drink. High shooting temperatures mean that your body needs more fluid and you need to stay hydrated to avoid feeling fatigued. Of course, you need to drink a ton load of water but it’s nice to occasionally switch it up with some seasonal fruit drinks. So, here are 10 interesting Thirst Quenchers to try this summer. These are non-alcoholic, super easy to make and a great way to indulge on the summer fruits!
Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying every bit of it. The warm breeze, the long day, extra play time for the kid and an overdose of ice cream. I have 10 interesting flavors of ice cream for you to try this summer. Some of the recipes are with eggs and some are eggless. A couple of these are even good for breakfasts, no kidding! Just soak up the sun and indulge on the creamy deliciousness.
This mildly sweet, perfumy rose and cardamom syrup is the perfect way to add a splash of floral sweetness to your drinks and desserts. The syrup is easy to make. It has countless uses and I am sharing three easy effortless ways to use it.
The temperature has finally started to shoot up, giving us a full feeling of summer. The clear blue sky, the mildly warm breeze always calls for something refreshing and this tropical fruit ginger juice is the answer. It’s sweet, zesty and so uplifting. Make a big batch because you will love it!
About four years back, I had attended a blogger gathering organized by California Strawberries. It was in the scenic city of Carmel. We visited several farms, spoke to the talented farmers, learnt all about strawberries and gobbled on the sweet fruit for three days in a row. This year, I am joining hands with them once again to spread more strawberry love with this Strawberry and Watermelon Spicy Gazpacho.