Category Archives: Appetizers

High Tea Treats

Juicy organic strawberries and  sour cream were the things that stared at me when I opened my crisper to see if I can eat something for a snack today and then I remembered  this month’s Meeta Monthly Mingle hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen.  I waited until tea time for these teensy weensy nibbles and Boy , Im glad that I did ! There were fantastic and K and Mommy dearest enjoyed them thoroughly.

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Green Garbanzo Beans

When I saw them first , covered in plastic , I almost walked away , until my husband gently reminded me of the summers we spent eating them joyously. Ahh! Nostalgia … it came back and I couldnt resist buying them .

Late summer evenings, sitting on the floor by the door or on the terrace / rooftop with the sun setting , all the women folk sitting around and popping these juicy beans while shelling them and drinking a good cup of chai . These are the memories I have .

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Tandoori Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the most interesting vegetables I have ever eaten. I really love the poriyal and Bee and Jai’s Usili is fabulous , do try it .  I make often , the main reason being it cooks faster and is done in 10 minutes and then its really healthy and a well balanced vegetable apart from being one of the most inexpensive finds in the farmers market I visit often. So , why not ?

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Avocado Rolls

Both of us cant resist buying an avocado every week, we love to use it in a koshimbir K makes which I will post soon. I started of using it in chapatis , then guacamole , then as a major ingredient in sandwiches and now these rolls. Quick and easy and always a pleasure to eat , they are common at the parties hosted by us for people who especially love fried food. I cant keep my hands off them and cant wait to finish them. So this was the last thing I made during my fried food phase and decided to end it once for all before I put on oodles of weight , because I wont stop eating just one.

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Basil Mania

I am going through a fried food and chocolate phase now. All I can think of is fritters and a yummilicious cup of chocolate. We were about to make the traditional jalapeno fritters ( mirchi bajji) and then I wanted to make something that fits into the event. So we googled about Basil fritters and realised they do exist!

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