Chutney and Sauces

Spinach Pesto
Chutney and Sauces

Pistachio Spinach Pesto

 

 I love pesto! It’s one of these easy, delicious concoctions that can be spread on or tossed with anything. The Pistachio Spinach Pesto is one such wonders. The creamy, rich pistachios blend marvelously with the nutritious, brilliant green spinach. The resulting pesto is satisfyingly nutty, a little sweet, garlicky, with […]

Tomato Relish
Chutney

Spicy Tomato Relish

 

 This Tomato Relish is spicy, tangy and so full of flavor that explodes in your mouth. I love this relish. I recently made this for a gift basket order and it was a big hit. Don’t you just love tradition! This is my grandmother’s recipe (Thakali Thoku in Tamil).  A favorite […]

Olive Tapenade
Chutney, Chutney and Sauces

Walnut and Olive Tapenade

 

 Walnut and Olive Tapenade is the perfect accompaniment for hors-d’oeuvres, served in a small bowl, surrounded by tiny toasted bread slices/crunchy veggies or tossed with linguine or as spread for sandwiches. Olives Olives are an acquired taste for those who have not grown up with them. I, however, latched on […]

Vinaigrette
Vinaigrettes

Cashew-Butter Vinaigrette

 

 Cashew-Butter Vinaigrette – a simple rich vinaigrette that’s so good, you’ll end up licking the spoon! It can be put together in 5 minutes flat. A vinaigrette or vinaigrette dressing is a sauce made typically of oil, vinegar, and seasonings. The simple rule for a vinaigrette is to mix 1 part […]

Tomato Chutney
Chutney

Tomato Chutney

 

 Tomato Chutney, a staple in India, eaten with everything from dosas and idlis to parathas and even applied on toast. The luscious tomatoes dance with the sweet onions with a hint of heat and entirely slurp worthy. This Tomato Chutney recipe is so ridiculously simple and can be made in […]

Coconut Chutney
Chutney

Coconut Chutney

 

 The ubiquitous Coconut chutney – sweet and spicy and an absolute delight on the tongue. This is an Iron Chef dish with the coconut being the star ingredient. A hard to resist chutney even among an army of other chutneys. Heralds from South India, this is a perfect and a […]

Vinaigrettes

Cilantro Oil

 

 Being of Indian origin, I grew up with Cilantro as a garnish on pretty much everything, aside from making it a star in chutneys. The vegetable vendor would always give a small bunch of this beautiful herb for no cost, as a thanks for buying vegetables from him/her. All parts […]

Sauces

Dandelion Greens Pesto

 

 Who doesn’t like pesto? Basil, Spinach…. but Dandelion? I was introduced to these greens by Katy Osuna, a young, very talented chef and fellow alum of the International Culinary Center. She and I were finalists at the Michelin Star LUCE Intercontinental Culinary Clash 2016 and it was Katy’s recipes that […]

Sauces

Lemon Leek Sauce… versatile and so yum!

 

 Lemon Leek Sauce… versatile and so yum! At my house, the onion is an essential ingredient. Ok, that’s a mild description. Let’s try this again. If I ask my husband to make something to eat and he discovers we are out of onions, he would look like a desperate man […]