Month: May 2015

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Triple C Milkshake – Carrot, Cardamom & Cinnamon!

Aaand we are here again with a new recipe for you! Happy Friday¬†everyone, I hope you have all recovered from your long weekend and looking forward to the upcoming weekend. As the mercury rises keeping us all warm, here is a recipe to cool you down. We bring you the Carrot Cardamom, Cinnamon Milkshake. One of the easiest milkshakes to make and one of the healthiest ones too. Carrots along with all the amazing nutrients it brings to the table also adds fibre to your diet and cinnamon of course is one secret healer in your kitchen. You can make this milkshake a part of your breakfast or have it as a snack pretty much any time during the day. Try it out and let us know how you liked it! For the Carrot Cinnamon Milkshake: Serves 4-6 4-5 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch rings 3 tbsp of sugar or more as per your taste 6 cardamom pods lightly crushed, separate the seeds and grind to fine powder 2 tsp of cinnamon …

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Tandoori Grilled Chicken

Thursday is here folks…Only one more day to the much needed and awaited long weekend of the season!! Memorial day weekend marks the official beginning to the lovely summer season and the yummy grilling season ūüôā So fire up your grills and get ready to try this lip smacking recipe! This week Umami Kitchen brings to you a recipe that is simple yet loved by many. Tandoori Grilled Chicken is one of my favorite go to recipes for the grilling season. This recipe brings together the succulent chicken legs with some finger licking¬†Indian masalas. And now we declare the grilling season open! Go ahead and try our recipe!Here are some quick tips before you dig into the recipe: 1. If this is your first time grilling it is very important to keep an eye on the chicken legs to ensure they are not burnt. Adjust the grill flame as needed, move the chicken legs to low flame area if you see them burning. 2. Personally I do not prefer adding color to my food. But …

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Cinnamon Chia Pudding with Summer Fruits

Happy Thursday folks! This week Umami Kitchen brings to you a delicious yet healthy breakfast food. In the past, we have posted chia based breakfast dishes and this one joins the list. Chia is one of my favorite seeds. I love experimenting with it. A small portion of it packs in a good amount of nutrition and its easy to make chia a part of different breakfast foods. Today’s recipe is one that brings together the nutty chia with the ever refreshing pom and, the sweet and juicy guava & kiwi. I garnished it with fresh strawberries, hemp seeds and pepita seeds. With the strawberry season coming up, you can pick a fresh batch of strawberries and add them to your pudding! This chia pudding is flavored with cinnamon. Cinnamon works great in combination with chia and is a helpful combination for folks who are looking for a healthy way of losing weight. Cinnamon helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and leading to healthy weight loss. This can be your breakfast on the go …

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Aspacado Soup + Spring Favorites

  Happy Friday friends! Hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. Spring is here and I am totally loving the weather. All the flowers have sprung and so have¬† the spring vegetables. I am having a delightful time trying new recipes and cuisines both at home and at restaurants. Keeping the spring theme in mind, we decided to do something different this week. In this post you will find¬† some of the interesting spring recipes I have come across recently in different food blogs as well as our spring recipe for an Avocado Asparagus soup. You can see our recipe at the far end of this post. As Umami Kitchen subscribers, I thought you all would be interested in learning about these cool food blogs as well as their cool recipes. Well without further ado, read on! Infused Water Ideas – This refreshing recipe is from hellonatural.co. I absolutely loved this idea as I am one of those who gets bored of drinking plain water but doesn’t …

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Tangy Mango/Aam Panna Margarita

Friday is here! Hope you all have some fun plans for your weekend. Well, I have something you can easily add to your weekend celebration or if you are planning for Cinco de Mayo, you can make this ethnic drink as part of your ethnicity celebration. Here is our Tangy Mango Margarita. The Tangy Mango juice in this recipe is a traditional mango drink made in India during summers called Aam Panna. Trying and testing this recipe was lot of fun as it brought back tons of memories from my childhood. The long summer break, playing with cousins and friends all day, sneaking in some mangoes from the backyard and enjoying them with a dash of salt & chilli powder and enjoying a refreshing drink of aam panna….ah! Well, I’m sure you all have some memorable moments around this lovely drink. Tangy Mango can be made anytime and specially during summers because you get fresh mangoes. For those who don’t get fresh mangoes, fret not! You can buy the aam panna from Indian stores. There …