Garlic Pickle


Summer here is all about eating ice creams and lemonades, however summers in India are very different. In addition to it being the time for mangoes, it is also the time my grand mother used to gear up to make vathal,applam and pickles. Pickle making was reserved for the summer months, and although this particular … [Read more…]

Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup


I can’t believe the weather has started turning cold already. Although this has been an incredible summer the onset of fall means pulling out the sweaters again, and turning on the heater in the house and turning to meals that warm you up from the inside out. The obvious choice for dinner is soup. It … [Read more…]

Puff Pastry Garlic Knots

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One thing about the having learnt to use the freezer, is it becomes sort of a treasure chest, and anything that I would not want to throw away, and or store for posterity, remains untouches(literally) for ages. As I said in my post before, I am working on moving to another house in about a … [Read more…]

Easy Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip(5 minute Microwave Version)

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When you think of party appetizers that aren’t a lot of fuss – the ubiquitous choice is dip – served with bread, crackers, chips or veggies, it is not only easy to put together, but in my opinion adds a lot of interaction in the crowd. I never thought of it being a great appetizer … [Read more…]

Liquid Gold Garlic Oil & Garlic Jam

Garlic infused Olive oil

I had bought a box of peeled garlic from Costco to make my ginger garlic paste(recipe to follow soon), and had some garlic leftover. I am not a fan of peeling loads of garlic for this procedure, and this is probably one of the recipes I compromise using peeled garlic than fresh ones. I usually … [Read more…]

Poondu Kuzhambu

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Poondu Kuzhambu is a yummy preparation of garlic simmered in a spicy tamarind sauce. It is best served over hot rice. The benefits of garlic have just now reached the New World, so much so that garlic is now available as pills, in the Vitamins section of every pharmacy in America. Why eat a pill, … [Read more…]