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Avocado Nanaicecream

Happy Thursday friends! How are you all doing? This week has been quite warm for us and it is a delight to see all the plants and trees soak up the light and grow with it. While on the topic of being warm, what would compliment this weather better than some cold ice cream. What say? Presenting to you, our avocado and nanaicecream! This is a blend of my two favorite and power packed ingredients, avocado and banana. Both of them are so rich in potassium and many other nutrients. This recipe is a great way to include these two superfoods in your regular diet. You can also add more fruits as toppings depending on your choice. For this, I added a bunch of berries including blueberries, cherries and goji berries. I went cherry picking recently and I had a great lot of fresh and juicy cherries at home so I was all the more motivated to add them to this recipe. Well without further ado, go ahead and checkout our recipe and let us …

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy-seed dressing

Happy Friday dear friends! How has your week been? I have had a great time the past two weeks traveling and doing fun activities with my parents. One of the activities we did was to go strawberry picking! Strawberry picking at Delange’s Redberry farm is a great way to engage with ur local community, gain access to fresh strawberries that are sweet, juicy and amazing. Great way for family to hang out together perfect weekend activity. [/caption]Here are some of the pictures from our picking … mom & dad thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Fruit picking is not a common activity in India and this was a completely new experience for them. Well, end of the day we had a ton of strawberries at home and it was time to whip up something using these juicy fruits. Strawberry being a versatile fruit can be added to so many dishes and it doesn’t have to be desserts only. Here’s a salad that I made using these strawberries. Inspired by Panera bread’s  premium signature summer salad. I just love salads …

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Egg Pulusu

Thursday is here again! Hope you are all gearing up for a a fantastic July 4th weekend. The weather gods have been kind on us and we are going to have beautiful weather this weekend so I am super excited to do lots of outdoor activities. While on the topic of celebration, here is a dish you could make and serve at your July 4th parties as finishing meal apart from all the grilling (have you tried our Grilled Chicken Legs )that you have planned. It is an Indian dish called ‘Egg pulusu’ my mom often makes and we all love it at home. Now that my mom is here visiting us, I am having the best food at home everyday.  Also, we have had increasing demand for Indian recipes off late so this is for all our followers! Egg pulusu as you must have already guessed is a dish made out of egg. ‘Pulusu’ is a telugu word essentially meaning curry using tamarind juice. It is simple with some mild spices and great to …

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Summer Fattoush Salad

Happy Friday folks! How has your week been? Today we have for you a middle eastern salad called the Fattoush Salad. You will find this salad on the menu if you go to any middle eastern restaurant. For all my vegetarian friends who are looking for a quick meal and for all my meat eating friends looking for a recipe for your meatless days of the week, here is one you can refer to. This lemony, zesty nutritious salad is quite a  filling one so you can easily make this a part of your meal or your whole meal itself. Below, in this recipe, I have explained how to make this salad two ways. I like them both ways, and I choose one over the other depending on how much time I have to pack my meal. So go ahead and try it and let me know how you liked it! For the Fattoush Salad 2 cups of buttermilk or 1.5 cups of labneh 2-3 pita bread 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 4-5 radishes, thinly sliced …

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Mini – Blueberry Pancakes

It’s the weekly recipe time again! Hope you are all enjoying our wide variety of weekly recipes. As usual, we would love to hear from you about what you like about our recipes and what kinds of cuisines or recipes you would like to see in the future. Well without further ado, we bring to you the simple, yet delicious Blueberry pancakes. Today’s breakfast recipe is intended for a weekend or a day when you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. This is not something you quickly put together, but something you spend time making and then savour bite by bite. This also makes for a great breakfast in bed recipe..All of you planning for a father’s day surprise for your dads, make a note! Alright then, go ahead and checkout our recipe and let us know how you liked it!    For the Mini – Blueberry Pancakes: 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 3 tbsp sugar 1-1/2 cup whole milk (plus more as needed) 1 egg …

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Doro Wat – Spicy Ethiopian Chicken Curry

Happy Thursday friends! Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and all the nature’s beauty around. My husband and I love our evening walks with Gizmo (our little pup) breathing in all the freshness the season has to offer. Well, this week my hubby dear was craving some Ethiopian food and so this week’s recipe is a dish from Ethiopia called Doro Wat. Ethiopian cuisine is something we enjoy at home and outside too. The flavors and spices are very close to Indian and that makes it more enjoyable for us. India and Ethiopia have had long connections going back many many years with Indians moving to Ethiopia to do technical work and spice trade. Incidentally, bollywood movies seem to be very famous in there….So don’t be surprised if you are greeted by a namaste next time you are there. The recipe below is basically a curry served on the side of a savory pancake. Something similar to a dosa except it is baked. We frequent (Ethiopian restaurant) regularly and I got my spice mix …

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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 🙂 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 …