Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipe Using SPRIG GENOA Italian Spice Blend

Sprif Italian seasoning

Spices have always fascinated me since I entered into my kitchen and this collection of spice blend by SPRIG is really amazing.Tried some of there products and I would say they really take your dish to another level. Just use your culinary skills and best ingredients by SPRIG and I am sure your family and guests will love everything that comes out from your kitchen.

Recently I was approached by the team to collaborate with SPRIG and develop recipes using their products.Here the challenge was to create a dish using ingredient from them. I received SPRIG GENOA – Italian Spice Blend. It is a beautiful blend of Italian herbs and spices which instantly add amazing flavors to your dish.

Made this vegetarian pasta salad recipe.This classic vegetarian pasta salad  is packed with lots of fresh vegetables and Italian herbs which makes it both nutritious and delicious.This recipe is easy to whip up with whatever veggies you have on hand topped with Italian herb dressing.

Italian Veg pasta salad

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Raw Mango and Garlic Chutney

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Before I say goodbye to Mango season here is my take on Raw Mango and Garlic Chutney with dash of spices… Tangy and spicy ingredients give perfect taste to this simple yet lip-smacking chutney. Inspired from one of the awesome blog the secret ingredient. Seeing the pictures in her blog I just can’t stop and wanted to give it a try. To add some spicy flavors added star anise, fennel seeds and cinnamon.

 This tangy and spicy chutney goes well with toast, nachos. I had it with bhakri and loved it !! Try out and let me know how it turned out for you.

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Instant mango Hindi

Instant mango Hindi by Lalitha Kamath S for #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

lalitha kamat S entry

Summer is known for Mango season and we can prepare anything and everything out of it’s tangy- sweet taste. One among them is pickle. Raw mango is commonly known for pickle. Here is presenting mouth watering simple pickle, which is known as HINDI which can be prepared instantly.

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Mango Onion Tangy Chutney

Mango Onion Tangy Chutney by  Kalpana Mehta for #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

kalpana mehta entry

Summers are directly proportionate to mangoes, and what a way to start with a tick… ticking mango  chutney.

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Oil Free Instant Sweet Mango Pickle/ Khata Meetha Aam Ka Achaar

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Pickles and traditional cuisines always remind me of my grand mom. She was no doubt the most amazing cook and a wonderful person. This khata meetha aam ka achaar is the most awaited thing in mango seasons we all kids look forward to in the mango season. Sharing here one of my favorite recipe from my grand mom’s kitchen. This is instant pickle recipe and no oil is used here. Try this out and do share your feedback.

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Aamras Puri, Perfect Combo!!

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Mango season is here and different varieties of mangoes are available in the market. Bought my first batch of alphonso mangoes and made family’s favorite aamras and puri with my grand mom’s recipe.

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Cucumber Raita / Kheera Raita


This is quick and easy raita recipe goes well with most rice dishes. I love to have it with vegetable biryani or capsicum rice. Just few ingredients and within minutes your tasty raita is ready to serve.

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Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper & Tomato Soup

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Creamy, smoky, flavorful. What more would you want in a tomato soup? This is my variation on the comforting classic.

Roasting the tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic intensifies their flavor albeit this may lengthen the actually cooking process (not by too much) however, I do strongly suggest roasting the vegetables to experience the depth of flavor in its entirety. You can purée them into a rich, creamy broth or leave the consistency a little chunky, if you prefer. The recipe can be doubled easily; refrigerate or freeze half for another time.

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Best Ever Sweet Corn Salad !!

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Sweet corn is a starchy vegetable that doubles as a functional food. Starchy means it is high in carbohydrate content. Functional means it contains multiple nutrients that can bring benefits to the body. When it comes to the diet, sweet corn works well as a side dish, or an ingredient in soups, salads or casseroles. By combining it with other foods, you can boost the nutrient content even more.

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Mango Pickle / Aam Ka Achaar

Another best thing about summers, apart from ice creams is MANGO!! Yes this is the season when we make different variety of mango pickles, mango chutney etc. Here is the mango pickle recipe passed down by my grandmother and my mom still continues to make in the same process…yummy delicious mango pickle. I have made my best efforts to write the tips she gave to achieve the perfect same result.


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