Take a dip this mon­soon

Bored of the same old dips? Take your pick from these in­no­va­tive recipes and jazz up your mon­soon snacks

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Aashna Malani ■ htc­ity@ hin­dus­tan­times. com IN­GRE­DI­ENTS:

Think of French fries and you think ketchup, hara bhara ke­babs and you think of the same old mint chut­ney. How about ditch­ing those pre­dictable dips and try­ing out some­thing new for a change? We’ve got some in­no­va­tive ac­com­pa­ni­ments for your mon­soon snacks, be it frit­ters, wraps, fa­ji­tas, crack­ers, good old chips or na­chos. Not only are they light on the tummy and high on health, they’re fuss- free recipes that will add a much- needed zest to the same ol’ snacks. From fresh cran­berry dip to caramelised onion – there’s plenty to pick from.

ZESTY BAKED BEANS DIP

IN­GRE­DI­ENTS:

2 cups baked beans in tomato sauce 3 tbs tomato ketchup 1 1/2tbs chilli-gar­lic sauce 2 tbsp grated cheese Salt to taste A pinch of red chilli pow­der

METHOD:

Put the baked beans in a liq­uidiser and whip till smooth. Pour into a saucepan with all the in­gre­di­ents ex­cept the cheese and cook quickly for five min­utes. Lower the flame, add grated cheese and cook for a minute. Do not over­cook or the cheese will lose its flavour. Check the con­sis­tency and add a lit­tle wa­ter if too thick. Chill and serve.

EGG­LESS MAY­ON­NAISE DIP

1 cup cream 1/2 cup curd 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp mus­tard pow­der 2 tsp le­mon juice 1 tsp salt

METHOD:

Mix all the in­gre­di­ents in a blender till thick and creamy. Chill for 2-3 hours and its ready to serve.

CARAMELISED ONION DIP

IN­GRE­DI­ENTS:

200gm white onion/ reg­u­lar onions 20gm fresh co­rian­der 20gm green chilli 10ml le­mon juice 20gm brown sugar A bit of sea salt 10ml olive oil

METHOD:

Slice the white onions. If white onion is not found, reg­u­lar onion will work. Pan fry them with olive oil, add brown sugar and let it caramelise. Cool it down and blend it with green chilli. Add le­mon juice, salt and chopped co­rian­der. Serve cold.

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