Appetizers are typically finger foods that are easy to pick up and eat while waiting for the main course. So I decided to come up with an appetizer that has all the flavors of a traditional chaat and at the same time has the convenience of being able to be made ahead of time and is also a finger food. After some thinking, I came up with these yummy Chaat Bites – a crowd pleaser for sure!
Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vadad are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals using different proportions of dal.
Date and Raisin chutney! This exotic sweet and sour chutney is mildly spiced, this will compliment any meal. This is an easy and quick recipe to make.
I was inspired by the ingredient: Bell Pepper and Eggplant. Red Bell Peppers are so delicious and sweet and roasting them brings out even more flavor and sweetness. Adding Sun Dried Tomatoes adds even more intense flavor. I’m trying to get my husband to stop eating meat, so I have to cook things with a lot of flavor and meaty textures. This chutney has very bold and robust flavor, the eggplant and mushrooms provide the meaty consistency, while the crumbled paneer adds protein.
I am fond of Mediterranean food, so I decided to make my own version of wrap inspired by Mediterranean flavors. I used big sized roti/chapati for the wrap, eggplant pakoras/fritters along with home-made hummus and mint chutney.
Ginger relish is very handy to have in your refrigerator for spicing up many different dishes.
I bought a new small Indoor Electric grill (George Foreman grill) this summer and have tried several grilling recipes – the most hit was the Pineapple grilled with Honey sauce – which was actually my own accidental invention. So I have used it for the eggplant-tomato-green peppers filling. The dressing is the sauce filtered out from the grill machine spread over the tortilla before putting the filling! The wrap is filled with fresh romaine lettuce and pepper jack cheese! Hope you will like it.
Hari (Green) chutney is made with fresh cilantro (green coriander) and a variety of spices. This chutney is a must-have for every fridge. Tastes delicious with pakoras, samosas, chaat and many more popular Indian snacks. Like ketchup and other popular condiments, hari chutney can be used in a variety of different ways!
Me and my husband love to try different kinds of food and I enjoy trying out new recipes. Manjula aunty’s recipes are my favourite. I love the Malai Kofta recipe the most and I recommend all my friends to try her recipes. It comes out really well and tastes amazing. She never uses onion but I add them where ever I feel like as my husband loves onions. One day I registered myself for the free newsletter and got this email to participate in the contest. I explored the rules and noticed that I had to make a cold or hot wrap using roti or tortilla. I thought of this recipe as we have kathi roll in restaurants all the time and it tastes yummy. I tried it using my own style of ingredients and veggies along with Indian chutney. It came out really well and my family enjoyed it very much. I hope everyone else like it too. Its healthy meal for kids and I hope you enjoy it.
Mango powder is made from raw green mangoes that are cut, sun-dried, and pounded into powder. Mango powder is used much like lemon. But it gives food a tangy, sour taste without adding moisture. Its tart flavor is used as a souring agent in soups, dals, vegetable dishes and chutneys.
Mattar Kachori is delicious, fried puff pastry filled with spicy green peas. Mouth watering snack also can be served as part of main meal.
Methi Chutney is a popular North Indian condiment. Methi Chutney is packed with flavors, sourness from mango, sweetness from raisins; some bitterness from fenugreek, mixed with spices it has a very unique taste. Traditionally this is served with Kachories (fried puffed bread with lentils) and Puri (fried puffed bread).
Rhubarb Chutney; you may call this relish or pickle. This Sweet and sour chutney with blend of spices taste grate and very addicting. This is a great complement to any meal.
Samosas are probably the most popular Indian appetizer and are often served as hors d’oeuvres. This recipe is for traditional north Indian Samosa.
In this Spinach and Broccoli Kofta, I have used Broccoli and Spinach as a variation which makes it more healthy especially for kids. As my kids do not eat broccoli and spinach on their own I often try to mix and match different vegetables to make it more tempting for them. The crunchiness of peanuts gives it a unique taste. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Tamarind’s acidic, juicy pulp is used to flavor a variety of foods. It is used as a souring agent in indian lentil dishes, curries and chutneys, where its flavor is more authentic than vinegar or lemon juice. Tamarind is considered a mild laxative and digestive.
This exotic sweet and sour chutney is a delicious condiment. This chutney can be called the ketchup of the east! Tamarind chutney is delicious with samosas, pakoras, drizzled over dahi vada, bhel poori, and any kind of chat. This is also delicious as a dipping sauce for French fries, as a spread over crackers, a zesty addition to a rice dish, and even as a veggie dip.
Perk up your meal with this savory chutney. This chutney is best served as a side dish with any kind of stuffed Paratha or over plain white rice.
Vegetable pulav has a mix of vegetables and spices. This is a great dish for get-togethers, especially for lunch. If you are not in the mood to prepare a big meal, use vegetable pulav as a one-dish meal with yogurt, pickle, papadam or chutney.
Recipe Submitted by Sita Badrish These veggie pops are served in a cucumber vase with Green Apple chutney. I have used an assortment of veggies (carrot, celery included) to make the veggie bites. Served at the tip of a carrot stick they make great veggie pops that go perfectly with the green apple chutney as […]