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Mum’s wonderful, wonderful Buttermilk

The eternal go-to during Indian summers. There are so many varieties and recipes, but the one you are used to is the only one that hits all the right spots !


For 2 glasses :

  • 3 tbsp thick yoghurt, whizzed in a blender
  • Separately, give 3 shallots, 1 green chili and some fresh coriander a quick buzz in a blender to break them up and mix them up, but not too finely
  • Salt
  • Water

Mix the lot together. Make a jug and stick it in the fridge !

Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Option : Add a bit of ginger and a few curry leaves while blending the shallot mixture. Or even a lemon leaf … (from your garden or Asian supermarkets).

Pix borrowed, with thanks, off the Web.


150 Calorie Snacks

The last of the Good Housekeeping reprints … for those with a yen for the Mediterranean lifestyle, and the in-betweeners between meals.


  • 1 heaped tbsp houmous with strips of courgette, carrot and red or yellow pepper
  • 40g cheese and an apple
  • 25g plain 70% dark chocolate (about 2 squares)
  • 25g seed, nut and sultanas, mixed
  • 25g pistachios, walnuts, cashews or almonds … or a mix
  • a nectarine and 3 apricots
  • 170g carton Greek 0% low fat yoghurt with blueberry, plus a peach.

Picture from http://www.scitechdaily.com.