BM #101 Week 2 Day 3 - 

To conclude this series of condiments here is a lip smacking chutney recipe from the state of Bengal. I understand that there are many variations of this chutney and is unique for each family.

A few months back, my good friend, Seema, shared the chutney and the recipe too. She gave me about 4 versions of this chutney and I intend to explore all the varieties in due course.

I loved the sweet-sour-spicy chutney as a spread on toast.

Recipe Source Seema
Ingredients - 

Apple peeled, seeded and finely chopped 1 cup
Prunes/Plums peeled, pitted and finely chopped 1/4 cup
Raisins 2 Tbsp
Pear peeled, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 cup
Peach peeled, pitted and finely chopped 1/4 cup
Salt, Turmeric, Red Chili Powder as needed
Vinegar 1 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Panch Phoran coarsely crushed 1 tsp)

Note - Pineapple, kiwi, mango or other seasonal fruits can be used. There is no limit to the number and variety of fruits that can be used. I just used what I had on hand.

I shall take a short break from blogging for the summer and hopefully come back in a few weeks with loads of new recipes and experiences. 


Method Of Preparation -

Heat the oil in a pan for 1/2 minute. Add the crushed panch phoran and saute for a few seconds.

Add the chopped fruits and salt, turmeric, red chili powder  and vinegar. Mix well and cover the pan. 

Lower the flame, add little water and cover the pan. Cook for more 5-7 mins.

Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the chutney comes together as a single mass.


Cool it for sometime and refrigerate it. 

Serve it with rice or as a spread on toast.



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Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 1 1/2 cups

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Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, June 12, 2019


BM #101 Week 2 Day 2 - 

For today, here is a simple yet a very flavorful dip which can be used in innumerable combinations.

I served this dip with Almond Crusted Tofu Fingers along with salad. There is no measurement for the ingredients and the recipe is straightforward as well.

Ingredients - 

Sour Cream 2-3 Tbsp
Avocado Pulp from 1 Avocado
Salt, Red Chili Powder and Lime Juice as needed


Method Of Preparation -


Blend all the ingredients in a processor until the mixture is fluffy. Adjust the spices as needed and serve as a dip for vegetables or as in this case Almond Crusted Tofu Fingers.



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Preparation Time 5 minutes
Makes 1/2 cup (approximately)

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BM #101 Week 2 Day 1 - 

This week I shall post some condiments which enhance the main dish. I have been trying to make this Asian all purpose sweet and sour sauce for a while and it never happened until the other day.

It was simple and flavorful and went well with spring rolls. I used the leftover sauce to make noodles for the kids which they loved as well. The noodles recipe is for another day.  

I have never used Rice Wine Vinegar and I am not sure if the taste of the sauce will vary but I would love to try that as well in the future.

Ingredients - 

*Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 cup
Honey 1/4 cup
Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil 1 Tbsp
Lime juice 2 tsp
Chili Garlic Sauce 1 tsp
Ginger, grated 1/2 tsp

*In almost all the recipes which I found online, rice wine vinegar has been used. Since I had Apple cider vinegar, I went ahead and used it.


Method Of Preparation -


In a mixing bowl, add the vinegar, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, chili-garlic sauce, ginger and whisk to combine.

Set the sauce aside and serve as an accompaniment to momos, spring rolls or use it to make noodles.



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Preparation Time 5 minutes
Makes 1/2 cup (approximately)

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BM #101 Week 1 Day 3 - 

For the last no cook recipe for this week, here is a simple version of strawberry parfait which was assembled by my kids. 

I love it when the kids make such healthy snacks for themselves and I have observed that they eat stuff when they make it themselves. No drama no cribbing etc. Love to watch their happy faces which glow with a sense of achievement.

There is no recipe as such, just add in whatever you fancy and whatever your pantry allows for this refreshing snack.

Ingredients - 

Greek Yogurt 1/2 cup
Strawberries sliced few (From 2 big strawberries)
Granola handful
Sliced Almonds 1 Tbsp



Method Of Preparation -


In a glass container, layer the greek yogurt, sliced strawberries, granola and sliced almonds in whichever order preferred and serve it immediately.




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Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on No Cook Dishes 


Preparation Time 5-10 minutes
Serves 1

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BM #101 Week 1 Day 2 - 

For the second day, here is another family favorite perfect for the ongoing mango season. Mango lassi with a twist. Adding Gulkhand elevates the flavor of this ever popular lassi.

To make this even more sinful, adding mango ice cream is a great idea as well.

Ingredients - 

Mango Pulp 1/2 cup (Fresh or Canned)
Yogurt 1 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Gulkhand (Rose Preserves) 2 Tbsp
Sweetener if required

Optional Ingredients - Mango Ice cream or Mango Juice 



Method Of Preparation -


Blend all the ingredients with some ice cubes if preferred. Adjust the consistency and the amount of sweetener as preferred.

Garnish with pistachio and gulkhand and serve in individual tall glasses.


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Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on No Cook Dishes 

Preparation Time 5-10 minutes
Serves 2

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Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, June 4, 2019


BM #101 Week 1 day 1 - 

This week I shall go back to my favorite theme - Kid's Delight - No Cook Dishes.
Today I present these power bites which are a family favorite. Play around with the ingredients to suit your taste buds and they come out good in whatever proportions each of them are added.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Almonds 1/4 cup
Rolled Oats 1/4 cup
Dates 5-6
Sweetened-Dried Cranberries handful



Method Of Preparation -


Pulse the almonds and oats and set them aside.

Pulse the dates and cranberries. Add in the pulsed almonds and oats. Mix well and add more almonds/oats if the mixture is too sticky.

Pinch small lime sized portions and roll them into desired shapes. Store them in an airtight container. I set them out on the table and they were gone in a few hours.




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Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on No Cook Dishes


Preparation Time 10 minutes
Makes 12

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