BANANA CARDAMOM PARFAIT

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Desi Dahi
  • 2 Bananas - sliced
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried Apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
  • 2 tbs Honey
  • 2 tbs Butter

Directions

  1. In a frying pan heat butter on a medium flame
  2. Add sliced bananas to butter and sauté until slightly cooked
  3. Add 2/3 apricots and 2/3 walnuts and cook for 3-4 minutes
  4. Add cardamom and half of the honey and mix well
  5. Whisk yogurt with honey until well mixed
  6. In a parfait glass place 1/2 cup of yogurt
  7. Place 1/2 cup of banana mixture
  8. Pour 1/2 cup of yogurt on top of banana mixture
  9. Garnish with saved apricot and walnut pieces
  10. Enjoy

TANDOORI SALMON

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Desi Dah
  • 2 tsp minced Ginger
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp minced Jalapeno
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbs Corn/Canola Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbs chopped Cilantro
  • 1 lb Salmon Fillets
  • Limes for garnishing

Directions

  1. Remove skin from the salmon
  2. Wash the fillet and dry it completely on a paper towel
  3. Cut salmon into 4 oz portions and lay flat in a container
  4. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade
  5. Marinate the fillets in marinade for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator
  6. Heat oil in a non-stick fry pan on medium heat
  7. Place salmon fillets in the hot oil and sear both sides
  8. Lower heat and add the remaining marinade
  9. Cover and cook salmon until fish starts to flake
  10. Remove on a platter and serve with lime wedges

CUCUMBER RAITA

Ingredients

  • 32 oz Desi Dahi (lowfat/nonfat/regular)
  • 1 large Cucumber
  • 2 tsp chopped Cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper/Black Pepper

Directions

  1. Whisk yogurt until smooth, set aside
  2. Wash cucumber well, peel and grate
  3. Add grated cucumbers, cilantro, salt, sugar and other spices
  4. Mix well, adjust seasoning as needed
  5. Serve cold with most Indian meals

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Desi Dahi
  • 6 Strawberries
  • 1 tsp minced fresh Ginger
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Remove the top portion of strawberries
  2. Wash strawberries and chop them
  3. In a blender mix all the ingredients and blend to make a smoothie
  4. Enjoy