Coriander ChutneyThis bright green sauce is great served with pakoras. It is a bit spicy, and can vary depending on the strength of the chilies, so if you are timid about spice, maybe just start with one of the chilies. In a blender, blend the following:
- 1 small yellow onion (roughly chopped)
- 1 bunch of cilantro (washed well, with stems and all –but can be trimmed)
- 2 small green chilies
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup of water
To thicken, you can a few almonds if you have them. Taste, adjust accordingly, and enjoy with your Spinach & Potato Pakoras!
Lemon Onion Salad
This is so easy and so delicious! People are always amazed at how simple and tasty this is, even if you don’t even really care for raw onions! Try and make this about half an hour before serving, so the flavors soak in, but the onions still remain crisp. Simply mix together in a bowl and enjoy.
- 1 onion (ideally a Vidalia -sliced thinly, lengthwise)
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Tomato, Cucumber, Onion Salad
This is especially good with the juicy garden fresh tomatoes of summer. Simply mix together in a bowl and enjoy.
- 2 large tomatoes (chopped)
- ½ cucumber (chopped, peeled if you want)
- 2 bunches of green onion or 1 small red onion (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (small handful)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
This simple yogurt recipe is a wonderful addition to serve with our Tandoori Chicken & Naan Mix (we like to dip both the chicken and naan in it). We just enhance some of the extra plain yogurt purchased for the marinade by simply mixing the following ingredients together in a bowl.
- 1 cup of yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons water
- Pinch of salt
- Few grinds of fresh pepper
To garnish (as pictured), we just dry roasted some cumin seeds and sprinkled them on top of the yogurt with a dash of cayenne pepper.
You could even take this all a step further and make some riata (which is essentially yogurt with some vegetables). Just chop up some cucumber (into small squares), along with some tomato, red onion and cilantro. Mix them in with your spiced yogurt and you will have a whole other dish!