We have been so lucky recently with the warmer weather that itís almost impossible not to want to start eating outdoors and BBQíing. I am always bursting with ideas of what to cook and find this the most exciting time of year to play around with Indian spices and flavours.
There are so many wonderful subtle spices that you can add to almost anything that will liven up the flavour and transform those tired dishes into something incredibly wonderful and memorable. Marinating chicken or veg using a Patakís paste and grilling before tossing through salad will make it all taste amazing, or roasting baby spuds with spices and mixing with yoghurt, fresh coriander and lemon for a twist on the classic potato salad (Tikka Masala Paste also works a treat if you donít have a spice tin).
One of my favourite summer party dishes - so unbelievably simple - is a spiced dip perfect for wraps, nibbles, and pretty much anything really. Simply mix your favourite pickle or chutney (Brinjal Pickle or Lime Pickle are great) with yoghurt and throw in some fresh herbs. Itís truly delicious and always goes down a treat. You can never have enough dips! The possibilities are endless! I hope Indian Summer sticks around long enough.
by mexican nellie
Beautiful picture, beautiful colors!!! I love your food.
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That is a fantastic picture, totally agree with nelie, vibrant colours. Mrs P your a ledgend!