Homemade Greek Tzatziki Dip

This summer try my recipe for a simple Greek yogurt dip – Tzatziki! It light, creamy and fresh..perfect with fresh vegetables or crackers!

Homemade Tzatziki Dip

 

What if I told you, you can make something Greek with ingredients that in your refrigerator right now. Ingredients that you probably overlooked as being too simple or too common..well, my recipe for this Greek Tzatziki dip is going to use just those ingredients! It’s as simple as 1,2,3 and takes about 10 minutes in total. It fresh, light and goes great with fresh vegetables, over meats or with crackers! For this dip you need: yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil and lemons..yes just that. So get them ingredients ready and make this dip already!

DSC_1032 Homemade Tzatziki Dip

 

RECIPE: Homemade Greek Tzatziki Dip

Serves: 2-3     Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Strained Yogurt (hung curd), 1 cup
  • Olive oil, 2 tablespoons (or mayonnaise; using mayo is not traditional but works well)
  • Grated Cucumber, 1
  • Lemon juice, 1 teaspoon
  • Grated Garlic Cloves, 2
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Dill, Parsley or Coriander, chopped

METHOD

In a bowl mix yogurt and olive oil until you get a creamy consistency. Add the remaining ingredients and adjust the taste as per your liking. Serve with carrots and cucumbers or crackers. This dip goes well with lamb dishes as well so serve it as a side dip for meats too.

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Homemade Guacamole (Mexican Avocado Dip)

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Mother’s day Breakfast Ideas

Happy Mother’s to all the lovely mothers all over the world! To all those looking for mother’s day breakfast ideas look no further..I’ve got 10 recipes for you that will serve as the perfect breakfast in bed and make your mum feel super special!

Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas

Braided Nutella Bread: Perfectly crispy braided bread with a nutella filled centre serves as the perfect breakfast for Nutella loving mothers. It’s a gorgeous looking bread too and will definitely make your mummy smile! Serve warm with some more nutella smeared on top. I’ve got plenty of pictures to help you understand better too!

Braided Nutella Bread

Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins (eggless) : Just what every mummy would want for breakfast. Subtly sweet muffins with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips are really easy to make and look extremely fancy! Serve alongside some whipped cream and make your mummy’s day!

strawberry and chocolate chip muffins

Eggless Scones: Chewy scones with a soft crumbly centre are great with fresh strawberry jam (find my super easy recipe for strawberry jam here; only 3 ingredients) and clotted cream. These scones are perfect for mum’s that don’t like heavy breakfasts, serve these with hot tea in bed and your mummy will love you for it.

eggless scones

 Nutella and Banana Crepes: Super easy ready in no time breakfast! Serve this if you’ve got no time in the morning! Make your crepes, smear with nutella and top with lots of bananas..This is one of my favorite breakfasts and one of the “must try” from my blog.

Nutella and Banana Crepes

Sugar and Cinnamon Soft Pretzels: Super soft pretzels brushed with butter and dunked in sugar and cinnamon mix is one of the most satisfying breakfasts there are. They taste amazing with some strong coffee on the side. Plus the adorable pretzel shape will make your mum’s day.

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: Soft and fluffy cinnamon rolls with no eggs..make these for a super special mother’s day brunch. There are many pictures to help you with the process too!

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Donut Poppers: An old recipe on the blog but my favourite nevertheless, these cakey donut poppers are best served with some chocolate sauce drizzled on top.

Donut Poppers

Skinny Mango Smoothie: You will need something to wash down all that amazing food, won’t you? This skinny mango smoothie is for all the mothers who are watching their weight. Serve this ice cold to your mommy and she won’t believe it’s low fat!

Skinny Mango Smoothie

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: My most favorite breakfast bread. This chocolate chip banana bread is made without any yeast, so if you’re scared of yeast you’ll be grateful to have found this recipe. It really is my family’s favorite and soon it will have many fans at your home too! My suggestion- Make it!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Eggs in Bell Pepper: Not a sugar fan? Try these ever so simple eggs in bell peppers. So colorful and one of the easiest recipes on my blog. These eggs in bell peppers will make your mum smile like no other breakfast.

eggs in bell pepper

Vanilla Funfetti Milkshake: 1 bonus recipe- Try this vanilla funfetti milkshake and make it for your mum tomorrow. You will get all the praises there are, I promise. 

Funfetti Vanilla Milkshake

Have a lovely Mother’s Day tomorrow! 

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How to make pizza sauce at home?

Use this extremely easy sauce for pizzas and even pastas. Its super easy and doesn’t even take that long.

Ingredients:

Homemade pizza sauce

 

Makes: 1 cup sauce approx.

Olive oil, 2 tablespoonsTime: 20 minutes

  • Butter Optional
  • Garlic, 5-6 cloves, finely chopped
  • Red Onions, 2 large, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes, 4 large, pureed
  • Water, 1/2 cup (120 ml)
  • Sugar, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Process:

  1. Homemade pizza sauceHeat olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan along with the butter. Once the butter melts, add in the finely chopped garlic,fry for a minute and add in the onions. Fry these on low until the onions turn light brown.
  2. Once the onions have browned add in the pureed tomatoes and fry these
    on low until the sauce develops a deep red color, Add in the sugar, salt, pepper and water and give it a boil. Blend the sauce in a food processor to make it smoother and use as a base for pizzas. The key is to use the freshest and reddest of tomatoes.

 

 

 

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Happy New Year 2014!

To all my lovely readers!

A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you and your loved ones! I’d like to start this year by thanking everyone who has supported me and my blog in any way. By your kind words, by your wishes, by liking my Facebook page , by following my blog or by simply admiring my work! I’d like to thank Haley, from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen for presenting me the Liebstar award and Ahila from The Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine for presenting me the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. These awards mean a lot to my baby blog! So, thank you! 🙂

Here’s hoping that 2014 will bring a lot of good luck, prosperity and happiness to everyone! Cheers! 🙂

Eggs in Bell Peppers

Hello my readers!

A few days back, I found this really adorable picture of eggs in bell peppers on the internet. I was so impressed with how easy and cute they looked that I couldn’t stop myself from trying it! (addicted to cooking I guess) :p

So, I’ll show you how to make these really easy, I mean, really really easy Eggs in bell peppers for breakfast! All the guys, who starve themselves to death because you can’t cook a decent meal, READ THIS! All you need is eggs, bell peppers, tomato and seasoning! I made this today and it turned out great! Loved the recipe too much and they look super adorable too!

Eggs in bell peppers

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • Bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 tomato
  • Salt, pepper and oregano for seasoning

Process:

 

eggs in bell pepper

Heat a pan, add some olive oil. Cut a thick slice of bell pepper (deep enough for an egg to fit) and tomato. Cook tomatoes and bell peppers for a bit on either sides. Season the tomato after putting them inside the peppers. Crack an egg in each bell pepper case and cook until done to your liking! Season with salt, pepper and oregano!

Breakfast is ready! As easy as that!

eggs in bell pepper

eggs in bell pepper

eggs in bell pepper

I hope you’ll enjoy making this as much as I did! Write back to let me know what you think of this recipe!

Happy cooking!

Love

Radhika xx