Creamy Hummus with Home Made Tahini Sauce


Today’s recipe is one of the most famous & widely popular dip, Hummus, originated from Middle Eastern cuisine, it’s is the recipe with lots of healthy & nutritious benefits. This dip is mostly served with Pita bread (Middle eastern bread), vegetables, falafel (my favorite), vegetables, grilled chicken or meat. Hummus is the best recipe for…

Home Made Tahini / Sesame Paste


Tahini is the paste made from sesame seeds used in Middle Eastern’s Cuisine. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus. Tahini-based sauces are common in Middle Eastern restaurants as a side dish or as a garnish, usually including lemon juice, salt and garlic, and thinned with water. Tahini…

Andhra Style Tomato Pickle / Chutney !!


Last wednesday, I bought two basket of wine tomatoes in our Farmer’s Market. Tomatoes were fully ripened, so I thought of pickled & store it for a while. Andhra style pickle is one of my favorite, during master’s degree many of my friends were from Andhra. They used to bring varieties of pickle, most of…

Homemade Lemon Pickle / South Indian Spicy Lemon Pickle


Pickling is a traditional way of preserving fruits & vegetable in Indian. Homemade pickles are the best, I never prepared pickles before, it is my first attempt, there is two ways to prepare, one is boiled / steamed the lemon, add salt, preserve it for 2 weeks, dry in direct sunlight every day & seasoned…

Mint Pickle / Mint Chutney / Puthina Pickle !!!


Who don’t love pickles? In India, pickling plays a major role in culture & religion. Pickling is connected to the ancient art of preserving food by curing it with salt or sugar. Mint pickle / pudina chutney is one of the famous pickle in south India. I love mint pickle, more than any other pickle. I…

Gongura / Kenaf Pickle !!!!!!!


                                             Ingredients: Grind into coarsely: Gongura leaves (red stemmed) – 2 bunch (1 lb) Oil – 2 tsp Garlic – 10 cloves Tamarind – Lemon size (soaked in little water & seed less) Dry…

Tomato pickle/ thokku


    This is the pickle I used to prepare and refrigerate it. Today is the last day of farmer’s market in our campus (Wayne State University, Detroit) of this season. I bought some fresh tomatoes and I thought of making my favorite Pickle. This recipe I learned from my siva amma (aunty), she prepares…