Sweet Summer Surprise – Vegan Fruity Treat

Avacado Mango Vegan Dessert Sugar Free

A Delicious and Healthy Dessert recipe shared by Svetlana 

Peal – Chop  – 4 large Avocados – 1 Mango + 1 Mango

Blend – Chopped  Avocados – 1 chopped Mango – Juice of 6-8 Lemon – Stevia  to Taste. – Avocado Mango Mousse

Serve – Spread Avocado Mango Mousse  in a Dish – Top with Chopped Mango

Garnish –  With Cacao Nibs.

Quick Easy Delicious Yummy Dessert Ready to Enjoy!!

Note – If thicker mousse preffered add a couple of spoons of coconut oil and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours. Use sugar instead of Stevia

This recipe was submitted by my dear friend Svetlana.  She is truly passionate about physical and psychological health. Having had a lot of cases of diabetics in her family back in Russia she is striving to control now her own family’s sugar intake and maintain a healthy diet.  For more information please check  the below link.


Fruity Vegan Dessert Recipe with Mango and Avacado garnished with Cacao Nibs. Easy Delicious Summer Fruit Dessert.




Easy Cheesy Bread Pizza 2 ways

Cheesy Bread Pizza 2 ways

Sauce –   1 tbsp. Tomato Paste – 1/2 tsp. Garlic –  Pinch of  Chilli and Salt to taste – 1 tsp. Olive Oil – Mix well

Spead – Toast 2 slices of Bread – Spread Sauce – Slice of Cheese on top – Spread Parsley

Method 1 – Microwave Toast for +/- 1 mnt – Done

Method 2 –  Heat  Skillet – Fry Toast Cheese Side down – Low flame – Press with ladle – Carefully Turn and warm the other side – Leftover cheese sticks to other side – Done

Delicious Yummy Cheesy Bread Pizza for Beakfast or Snack time.  

Note :   Use Tomato Chutney or Tapenade or Pesto as Sauce.   Sprinkle herbs of Choice. I have used Gouda Cheese for this recipe.  Use Cheese of Choice.

Recipe for Homemade Cheesy Pizza Bread  Stove top or Microwave. Quick and Easy.






Flaxseed Chutney Powder

Flaxseeds are considered to be one of the most health foods in the market today. Among all 127 World’s Healthiest Foods, flaxseeds come out number one as a source of Omega-3s. These are called avisa ginjalu in Telugu and Alsi in Hindi. These seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, alpha-linolenic acid and […]

via Flaxseed Chutney Powder — Jyospassions

Aubergine Melts with Tapenade

Recipe Aubergine Melts with Mozzarella Cheese and Tapenade

Cut – In Halves – Aubergine – 6 Half Pcs or More if small Aubergines.

Boil – 4 -6 Glass water – Big Pan – Slide Aubergine – Cook 15 – 20 Mnts.  Drain

Fry –  Heat Skillet – 1 tbsp. Oil – fry – 3-4 mnts each side – Low flame – Till Soft and Brown.

Tapanade –  1 cup Olives – 1 cup Sun Dried Tomato – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil – 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice – Grind – Rough Paste

Slice – 150g   Mozzarella Cheese – Thin Slices.

Serve – Spread Tapenade over Fried Aubergine –  Arrange Mozzarella Slice – Sprinkle Parsley or herb of choice.  Ready.

Enjoy Delicious Aubergine Tapenade Mozzarella Melts .  Yummy!!  

Note :     Use tomato chutney instead of Tapenade. If melted Cheese preferred melt in microwave for about a minute.  Enjoy fried Aubergine as is with just pepper and Salt if preferred.   Use Leftover Tapanade as spread for sandwiches.

Aubergine Melts Recipe with Tapenade Spread. Eggplant or Brinjal Recipe with Mozzarella Cheese.


Tzatziki Sauce Or Dip Recipe

Tzatziki Recipe

Chop – 1/2 Cucumber in Small Pcs.

Flavour –  1 tsp Dried Dill – 1/2 Tsp Dried Mint – 1 Clove Garlic – 1/2 tsp. Salt – 1 tbsp. Olive Oil  – Crushed and Mixed.

Sauce – 2 cups Creamy Greek Yougurt

Mix  – Chopped Cucumber with Flavouring and Sauce. Stir well.

Decorate – With Dill Flowers or Mint.

Note :  Deseed and Grate  and Drain Cucumber if preferred.  Use fresh herbs instead of Dried.    Use just Mint or Just Dill.   

Delicious Tzatziki Greek appetizer Meze ready to be Served.  Eat as a Side Dish for  a Barbeque, with Pita Bread, Naan or Biryani.

I used Tzatzik  as a Salad instead of Raita today with Prawn Pilaf, a delicious recipe shared by  Preethi, which I will be posting soon.

How to Make Tzatziki Greek Appetizer Meze a Sauce Dip for Barbeque or side dish for Pilaf or Biryani.


Pomogranate Apple Cucumber Salad -Indian Raitha Recipe

Cucumber Raitha Apples and Pomogranet Salad Recipe

Chop – 1/2 Cucumber – 1/2 Apple – 1 Red Onion  – Small Pcs.

Deseed – 1/2 Pomogranate – Remove Skin  – Deseed

Sauce – 1 1/2  Cup Creamy Yogurt – 1 tsp. Crushed Ginger – 1 tsp Salt

Mix – Chopped Items – Pomogranate Seeds  – Mix well with Sauce

Garnish – Sprinkle handful chopped Coriander Leaves

Serve Tasty Delicious Cooling Raitha Salad with Spicy Biryani or Chapati or Naan.  Or just eat plain.   A cooling Salad of Summer. 

Note : Use Pineapple or Grapes instead of Apples and Pomogranate.  Use parsley instead of Coriander.   Garnish with green Chilli if  spicy version preferred.

This Salad can be made with just Cucumber and Yogurt and any spice of your choice. A recipe which compliments Spicy Indian dishes or Biryani.   

This recipe was requested by my friend Maren who loves Yogurt and Fruits and thought it was a great Salad.   Dear Maren Matheo  and  Little Roma enjoy a great Vatation in Rome.

Indian Yogurt Condiment Salad Recipe with Fruits and Vegetables.


Tomato Chutney Topped Boiled Eggs

Boiled Eggs tomato Chutney Gojju Chapati

Boil – Boil – Peel – 6 Eggs –  Cut in two.

Chop – 3 Big Onions   Handful Curry Leaves –  Garlic  4-5 cloves.

Spice – 1 tsp. Chilli Powder –  1 tsp. Corriender Powder – 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder

Saute  – Heat Oil -1 tsp. mustard seeds –  Add Chopped items – 1-2 tsp. Salt  – Saute –  1-2 mnts.

Fry –  Add Spice Mix to Saute  -Stir  well  – 6-8  Medium Size Tomatoes Chopped – 5-6 mnts –  Medium Flame – till tomatao melts in Gravy

Topping – Top With Boiled Eggs

Serve with Chapati or Naan or Rice.  Delicious Tomato Gojju Ready.     

Note : Use herb of Choice.  Adjust Salt and Spice to Taste. 

When we were living in Mathikere Bangalore, most evenings Anto and me,   ended up at Latha and Ramesh’s Place.   

Such beautiful memories of Indian Summer evenings. Me and Latha chatting inside the house, Shruthi was so samll then, a little princess dancing around.    Anto and Ramesh  as usual outside discussing various plans and Projects and ideas.

Ramesh would come in suddenly and say – ” Lathama can you quickly make some Chappatis and Tomato Gojju with Eggs” 

Both Latha and Ramesh never allowed us to leave before sharing dinner with them.  Siddhu, this was before you were born  and Karthik,  you were then part of Princess Shruti’s dreams yet to come true.

Thank you Ramesh and Latha for welcoming us everytime we visit  India and the gifts and the parties you have organised with all our friends group.

Latha we make  Tomato Gojju atleast once  a week.    It is the most loved dish in our house.  We eat it with Breakfast Lunch and Dinner!!  

We Cherish your Friendship that has grown stronger despite, Time and Distance.

Tangy Tomato Gojju or Tomato Chutney Quick Delicious and Easy Recipe with Boiled Eggs


Aromatic Potato Dill Fry

Delicious Dill Roasted Potatoes Indian Style Recipe as Side Dish for Sunday Roast.

Boil – Peal – Cube – 6 medium size boiled Potatoes

Chop – 2 Onions – 2 Handful Dill leaves

Spices – 1 tsp Chilli Powder -1 tsp. Coriender Powder – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – Spice Mix

Fry – Heat 2 tbsp. Oil – 1 tsp. cumin Seeds – Stir – Onions – +/- 1 tsp. Salt – Fry till Translusent

Saute – Add Spices to above – Stir 1 mnt.  Add Potatoes – Stir Fry – 2 mnts – Chopped Dill –Stir.

Cook – 5 tbsp. Water to above – Bring to Boil – Lower Flame – Stir to Mash Potatoes Slightly – 2-3 mnts.   Done

Serve Indian Style with Chapati, Puri Or Rice.   Mmm… Delicious.   The Flavours texture and aroma of this dish is amazing.

Note :  Adjust spices and Salt to taste. 

We were flooded with homegrown vegetables and herbs last sunday when Gina and Andy dropped in.  I was planning to make Pakoda with the Dill but ended up making this delicious Dill Potato.  

Delicious Dill Roasted Potatoes Indian Style Recipe as Side Dish for Sunday Roast.

Chai Latte – Indian Masala Tea

Masala Chai
Street Vendor Frothing Tea

Flavour –  Blend – 5 cardamoms – 5 Cloves – 5 sticks of Cinnamon – 1 inch pc Crushed Ginger – Coarse Spice Blend.

Heat – 3 cups Water – 2 Cups Milk – Bring to Boil

Brew – 1 1/2 tbsp. Black Tea Leaf/ powder – Spice Blend – Add to above – Continue boiling for 3- 4 mnts – low flame – Turn of Stove.

Sweeten – Add 3 tbsp. Sugar to above – Stir gently.

Froth – Pour Hot tea from one cup to another at some height to form forth. Traditional Indian Street Vendor Style.

Note :  Change quantity of Milk / Tea Powder to taste.    Use Just Cardomoms or Ginger to flavour Tea.   Adjust Sugar to taste.

Tea is said to have a Cooling effect on the Body during summer months.

Enjoy Delicious Indian Masala Chai with Spicy Savoury Snacks.  Mmmm…..






Sambar – Luscious Veg Lentil Soup



Soak – Squeeze – Strain- Lemon-sized ball  tamarind – 2 cups Hot Water – 15 mints  – Extract Tamrind Juice.

Boil – 100g Toor Dal (Lentil)  – 1/2 tsp. Turmeric – 2-3 cups Water – Till Soft –  Cooked Dal

Chop –  Aubergine – Pumpkin –  Zucchini – Tomatoes – Carrots  – 3 cups Total – Bitesize Pieces – Mixed Veg

Cook – Mixed Veg – in Tamrind Juice – 2 -3 tsp. Sambar Powder -1/2 tsp.  Salt +/- 2 tsp – 20-25 mnts – Till done – Add Cooked Dal  –  Simmer  5 minutes.  – Done – Turn Off Stove.

Seasoning – Heat 2 tsp. Oil –  Add 1/2 tsp. Mustard – 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (optional) – 2 Dried Red Chillies – 1 mnt  – Add to Above.

Garnish  – With Corriender Leaves.

Serve – Sambar with Rice or  Dosa (Indian Pancake)

Delicious Sambar Ready.  Mmmm…. 

Note :  Add salt to taste.   Veg of Choice. Sambar Powder can be found in Indian Stores.

Everytime I visit India, my Friend Lakshmi  says I do not spend enough time with her.  So, this visit  I decided to meet her at the Airport and share the long ride home with her and go out to dinner before going home to family.

However, arriving at her home  to freshen up, Lakshmi’s Husband Murali insisted that I stay for dinner and he was going to make a Special Sambar  with Dosa for me.  This is the Sambar he made for Dinner that evening.   So Delicious and Different from how we make at home.  

Everytime I visit Lakshmi, she reminds her Son Arjun that I was with her at the Hospital when he was Born. She reminds Arjun about me every year for his Birthday too.  

Lakshmi, Murali and Arjun thank you for your Friendship and hospitality.   I enjoyed dinner once again at your place.

Sambar Spelt Saambaar, Sambhar or Sambaar,is a Lentil based vegetable Stew  from Tamil Nadu  and Karnataka in South India. A healthy tasty dish to include in all diets.