Take a dip this monsoon
Bored of the same old dips? Take your pick from these innovative recipes and jazz up your monsoon snacks
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
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
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
Mix all the ingredients in a blender till thick and creamy. Chill for 2-3 hours and its ready to serve.
CARAMELISED ONION DIP
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
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.