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Dips that you must make!!
Last Updated : Jul 28,2018
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Easy Veg Dip Recipes
You know how it is. Sometimes, it’s the subzi that gets more recognition than the pulao or roti it is served with. That’s how it is in the case of dips too. Packaged accompaniments like cheese sauce and tomato ketchup are getting quite boring; and even readymade salsa is not so exciting anymore. What you need to make your party or get-together the talk of town is a wonderful selection of dips to accompany your chips and snacks. The perfect combo of chips and dips like the Schezuan Mayonnaise Dip along with nacho chips also completes the experience of spending time with friends and family, or relaxing in front of the TV or with a good book.
Interestingly dips are also generally very easy and quick to prepare, and reduce the dependence on the actual finger food. So, you can make an elaborate spread of dips like Layered Mexican Dip, Queso Dip or the Broccoli and Red Capsicum Dip and simply put out some toasts, vegetable strips or a pack of store-bought chips, and there, you are all set to make a real culinary style statement!
Make sure you match the dips properly with the chips. If you are serving a platter, go for a well-balanced choice of dips including a cheesy one, a herby one, a tangy one, and so on. If you are serving just one dip and a one snack, make sure they are complementary. A creamy dip like the Quick Cheese Dip will go well with a spicy snack like chilli flavoured potato chips, and a tangy dip will go well with a sober snack, while a cheesy, herby dip might combine wonderfully with vegetable strips. So, put some thought into the planning – and within minutes you can put out a memorable snack. Just wait and see if somebody does not lick their fingers.
easy veg dip recipes
Quick-to-cook tender red lentils absorb the deep garlic flavour in this dip, which is pepped up with a dose of lemon juice, a subtle infusion of cumin, and a blast of chilli powder. To enjoy some snappy fun, serve the pungent Garlicky Lentil Dip with bread sticks.
A rare combination of Schezwan sauce and mayonnaise gives rise to a spicily delectable dip, which combines perfectly with nacho chips. The flavour and texture of the Schezwan Mayonnaise Dip is greatly enhanced by the addition of spring onions and yellow capsicum, which complement each other not just in flavour but in texture and appearance too, making this a very appealing dip in all respects.
This dip is far above anybody’s normal expectations! Layers of refried beans and salsa sauce are topped with cheese and baked till the layers fuse, giving rise to the Layered Mexican Dip, a dip so exciting that you it can transform any ordinary chips or even a slice of toasted bread or garlic bread into an exciting treat.
Queso Dip is a great accompaniment to crunchy nacho chips, as it provides a perfectly complementary blend of spice and cheese, which is what ‘queso’ means. Cheese slices melted with a mix of milk and chopped spring onions, garlic, chilli flakes and tomatoes gives the right balance of creamy cheesiness and juicy crunchiness to make this an ideal dip. It is very important to serve the Queso Dip piping hot and fresh, or it will become gummy.
The all-time favourite combo of Nacho Chips with Cheese Dip is not only energizing but also delightful to kids because they love the ‘chip-n-dip’ concept. It will be so much fun to find such an exciting option in the tiffin box that they would love to share it with their friends, so make sure you pack a little extra. You can use readymade nacho chips to save time. When making the dip, make sure you cook it for exactly the mentioned time although it might be a little thin then. We are removing it in a semi-done consistency because it is going to be packed in a box and eaten after a few hours, at which time it will be perfect! This flavourful cheese dip stays fresh in the dabba for 4 to 5 hours. Also pack some Healthy No Bake Cookies
in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
Hummus, the famous traditional Lebanese
spread, has a creamy chickpea texture. It tastes fantastic when served as apart of a mezze platter with Pita Bread
Hummus has a unique flavour of chickpea, olive oil and parsley. Very healthy to eat just with cucumbers or carrots and great for weight loss and Endurance Athletes
Cheese Fondue is a concept that originated in the Swiss, French and Italian communities, but gained popularity all over the world, so much that some countries celebrate a National Cheese Fondue Day! In fact, the phrase ‘melting pot of cultures’ might have originated from the Cheese Fondue custom because it is a potful that brings everybody together. A special sauce of cheese, milk, wine and garlic, the Cheese Fondue is traditionally served in a pot, into which people dip pieces of bread and devour joyfully! However, it is also perfectly suitable to serve it in small bowls as a dip for any finger food.
Roasted and peeled brinjals along with red pumpkin, spices and lemon juice makes a creamy and tangy dip that is ideal to have with cucumber strips.
This dip has a rich flavour and a really enticing mouth-feel that linger in your memory for a long time. Not only that, this zero-oil Smoked Brinjal and Pumpkin Dip with Cucumber Strips is also satiating and keeps you full for some time, making it a good low-cal snack
for weight watchers.
The chilli bean dip is a creamy yet spicy combo of baked beans, spring onions, garlic, spices, and gooey cheese spread! despite the fiery look and the spicy title, this dip is actually moderate enough for even kids, thanks to the addition of cheese to it. Serve warm with chips, garlic bread or toasted bread rolls.
A flavourful and healthy avocado-based dip, Guacamole originated in Mexico but has now become popular all over the world not just as a dip but also as a salad dressing and sandwich topping. Ensure you take ripe avocados to avoid a raw taste that displeases the taste buds! Once you have made the right choice of fruit, there is nothing more to this dip that chopping and mixing in varied ingredients like tomatoes, onions, garlic, etc. A dollop of fresh cream enhances the texture and mouth feel, while the lemon juice imparts a refreshing tang and also prevents discoloration of the avocado pulp.
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