Only a few more days till the Olympics Opening Ceremony on August 5th. Are any of you doing a watch party for the opening ceremony? If you are and are thinking what to make for an Olympic theme evening, Sprouts Farmers Market has you covered. Sprouts is collaborating with fellow bloggers and doing a round up of apps, sides and fun snacks from different countries for the perfect watch party and of course I had to share something Indian.
I love kebabs and tikkas and being grilling season I thought chicken seekh kebabs would be perfect as an Indian entry to your Olympic themed snacks table.
Seekh kebabs, if I may say so are an Indian’s answer to sausages or bratswurst, and are an integral part of Indian cuisine thanks to the rule of the Mughal empire. You can serve seekh kebabs as a snack along with some mint chutney, or make a meal out of it by serving the seekh kebabs with some naan, mint yogurt chutney and cucumber tomato onion salad.
Aah Friday! And I have just the right thing for you to bake this weekend- chocolate zucchini bread. I love when I can eat my vegetables in baked goods. It kind of makes me feel a little less guilty eating them. I know the purists would consider it cheating but it does help when the baked good has whole wheat in it and wheat germ, besides the lovely goodness of chocolate, right?
Moist and chocolatey is what this bread is all about. You don’t taste the zucchini, but enjoy the moistness it lends to the bread. Zucchini like carrots adds moisture to quick breads, making them utterly delicious and difficult to refuse.
I have posted a zucchini lime coconut bread before and shared it recently with my friends at TooBu.org , and this time thought will make the equally delicious chocolate version. This recipe is adapted from the Double Chocolate Zucchini bread on Sally’s Baking Blog. I did not add the chocolate chips since I was out of them and even though I am sure they would have made this bread double special, I was still really happy with it.
This is going to be a very short post. My head’s not being supportive today, but I do want to make sure I get a GMT post out on Tuesday.
Today’s GMT is not really indian but more fusion food. Its amazing how we Indians have “indianized” almost all cuisines possibles and I have to say while I cringe on americanization of Indian cuisine I do love indian flavors in some of my favorite cuisines- Indian chinese FTW! Today I am Indianizing (is that a word?) an italian classic- pizza! Cringe all you want but its so good!
If you remember I have done this before. Remember the chicken tikka pizza from the blog? One of my friends tried it and this is what she had to say. Today I am posting a butter chicken pizza recipe. If you love butter chicken you will love this.