All posts tagged: summer

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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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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 …

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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 …

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

Craving for a salad today? Tired of cooking and looking for a quick fix munch? You are in the right place my friend! This is a salad that I often make when I am in the mood to eat something light yet healthy and when I am in the crunch for time. This recipe can be made anytime during the year but it is the best during the strawberry season when you get the best, succulent, and fresh strawberries 🙂 I’ve combined strawberries with nuts and spinach bringing omega 3 and iron to the mix. Adding healthy salads like this to your weekly diet will also help in bringing that nutritional balance that we always aim to gain. Try this out and let me know how you like it 🙂 For the salad: Serves 2 1 cup of small strawberries, halved 1/2 cup toasted pecans 2-3 cups of baby spinach 4 tbsp store-brought poppy-seed dressing poppy seeds (optional) Directions: Divide all the ingredients between two plates. Drizzle on top with dressing and Enjoy! Do I …

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Mango Popsicle

Mangoessss!!! The king of fruits…Well, this is the most loved fruit in India, my hometown. Back home we all used to wait for the hot summers to enjoy this majestic fruit and it was totally worth it. Mangoes come in different varieties and each has its own distinct taste and flavor. What better combination than mangoes and ice to enjoy the warm weather. If you have access to fresh mangoes, I would recommend you use them. If you don’t have access to fresh fruits, feel free to use the canned pulp and that works just as good. Try this cold melody at home and you will love it for sure! Ingredients: makes 10 pops 1 can sweetened mango pulp 1 can of mango slices a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon, or as much as you want fresh thyme Equipment: Popsicle molds and stick Directions: Slightly mash the mango slices don not puree we want some chunks in there. Add mango mash to pulp, add the salt, …