Accompaniments: Classic Momo Dip

Street Food, has impressed all of us at some point of time. I especially have fond memories of the spicy sauce that a street hawker served with momos near our Delhi home. He was in fact very happy to share the spicy hot recipe with me, when I enquired about it. So here is sharing the Momo Dip recipe, that I got from him. I did refine it a bit, like all we ladies do;) I am sure you will do it too! All in good humour;)

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All Time Favourite Street Food Recipe: Classic Chicken Momos

Winter months call for warm food and tempting accompanying aromas are all the more welcome. Chicken Momos fit the bill aptly. I am sure most of you have had these by the street side or even in some fancy restaurant and a few of you may have come to believe that these are extremely difficult to make. That’s where you went wrong. The recipe below erases all doubts about the difficulty level and gives you soft and tender momos to satiate the winter hunger for warm street food.

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EASY SPINACH RECIPE: HARA BHARA KEBAB/ SPINACH CAKES

Packed with Vitamins A, K, D, E and folic acid and a great source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Spinach is a very healthy eating option. It’s a tragedy though that a few people and a lot of kids make quite a fuss about eating it. Recipes that make spinach fun are most certainly welcome in most households. Today, I share with you an easy spinach recipe that comes in the form of Hara Bhara Kebabs or Spinach Cakes. Spinach Kebabs or cakes can be easily baked in an oven and help you reduce the oil content making them a delicious and healthy option. So here it goes…

See more of the Hara Bhara Kebab Recipe here.

Tea Time Snacks: Mini Alu Tikki Recipe

Alu Tikki, is a favourite amongst most households here in India. Adults and children like this snack equally and the best part is that alu tikkies can be combined with a lot of other food items to result in completely different delicious dishes. You can combine it with curd, imli chutney and mint chutney to make a chat, eat it along with punjabi chole or just dip it in your favourite sauce and have it as a tea time snack. Here is sharing the recipe for this versatile dish.
See more at http://letstalkabouthomes.com/2015/01/06/tea-time-snacks-mini-alu-tikki-recipe/

Summer Coolers – Watermelon & Cucumber Magic

Watermelons pretty much declare the onset of summers! So what better than refreshing watermelons and cool cucumbers to quench your thirst. Go ahead and enjoy this cooler 🙂

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler - Image from fabtasticeats

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler – Image from fabtasticeats

Ingredients

  • 6 to 7 cups of cubed watermelon
  • 1 cucumber (English or Chinese cucumber if possible) 
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ice
  • 1/2 cup vodka (optional)
  • thinly sliced cucumber for garnish
English Cucumber

English Cucumber

Method

  • Deseed the watermelon and blend it into a fine puree.
  • Sieve the puree.
  • Peel the cucumber and cut into chunks, finally blending it into a puree too.
  • Sieve the cucumber puree and pour it into the sieved watermelon.
  • In a glass bowl mix honey and lime.
  • Pour the mix into the watermelon cucumber mix.
  • Top it with lots of ice and a couple of thinly sliced cucumber.(Let the cucumber not be peeled for garnish)
  • To turn it into a cocktail, just garnish it with a little vodka

And your cooler is ready to be gulped 🙂

 

 

Mint Mojito, It Always Makes Me Smile

Image from : fazzfood.com

Image from : fazzfood.com

There is nothing is more refreshing than the fragrance of fresh ‘Mint’ in the hot Indian Summers. Here is a very easy & quick recipe to cool the summer heat.

Ingredients (makes one glass)

  • 12 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Lots of Ice Cubes
  • 1/2 Lime cut into about 4 to 6 wedges
  • 1-1/2 ounces of white rum
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • 2 tbsp white sugar

Method

  • Crush mint leaves and 1 or 2 lime wedges in a sturdy glass. Make sure that the mint oils gets mixed with the lime juice.
  • Add the remaining wedges and sugar. Crush and mix again. A mortar & pestle or a muddler could help achieve good results!
  • Without straining out the contents, fill the glass with ice cubes.
  • Add white rum.
  • Fill the glass with soda.
  • Stir well and enjoy 🙂

Please Note : You can replace club soda with Sprite…. and with non drinkers on board… skip out the rum!

Image From : Amazon

Image of a Muddler : Amazon.com