Monday, January 25, 2010

Starfruit Apple Dip

I am normally not a very regular microwave cook, and have a very ordinary microwave, just for reheating purposes. When I saw this event for microwaved dips and spreads, it gave me an oppurtunity to try out something I hadn't before. 

Starfruit does not only look good with desserts, it also has a very aromatic, mildly sour taste, which is very well complimented by the aromatic sweet taste of apple. We ate this dip with coriander-fenugreek muffins (recipe follows in the next post)

Ingredients 

1 - starfruit/carambola, deseeded and finely chopped
1 - small size apple,  peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp - water
1 tbsp - ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp - raw mango, peeled and grated
1 tsp - sunflower oil
1/4 tsp - fennel seeds and nigella seeds (saunf and kalonji)
1/4 tsp - red chilli flakes (adjust according to taste)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
coriander leaves to garnish

Method 

  1. Cook the starfruit in the microwave for a minute.  Add 1 tbsp of water and cook again for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped apples and cook again for a minute.
  3. Allow the cooked mixture to cool and then grind coarsely.
  4. Add oil in a bowl and cook for 15 seconds in the microwave. Add hing,  saunf and kalonji, cook again for 45 seconds. Add the coarsely ground mixture, red chilli flakes, salt and raw mango and cook again for a minute.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves. 


This goes to MEC Dips n Spreads event started by Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons fame and hosted by  Manju of Mirch Masala fame. 






Enjoy!

49 comments:

  1. Lovely..Mouthwatering.. Looking forward to your next post!

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  2. Sounds very interesting, have never tried this fruit..

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  3. This is awesome and mouthwatering.

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  4. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Now I know where you are -- In that Dip. Looks great and must be kid friendly. I have to try it on my toddler with some thinly cut apple slices or any fruit.

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  5. Such a unique dip,very interesting and surely yummy too

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  6. Lovely click...will wait for your next post. Like you i also use microwave for reheating purpose mainly :-0

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  7. This is simply fab,so unique and different with a beautiful pic too....
    Loving it really.....
    Always love ur pics and to the extent of sounding like i wanna do a survey wanted to ask ya what cam u shoot with....in what mode?Love ur clarity and brightness...

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  8. Superb dippy! Marvelous and perfect for sweet bites!

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  9. YUM1 Sweet and tangy sounds good.

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  10. Wow such a fantastic dip, would have tasted tangy na??..looks yummm!!

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  11. I don't know what star fruit is but I'm sure your dip is special!!!

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  12. apple dip sounds and looks gr8...

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  13. Dip looks very temptimg ....
    I would like to share my awards with u..pls accept it.

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  14. Very new and delicious dip.

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  15. looks delicious..waiting for the savoury muffins recipe..

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  16. Hi there...this is fresh and amazing idea for a quick dip...looks delicious.

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  17. oh wonderful idea...yummy yumm....

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  18. wow.. looks great Rachana.. a very different dish.. I too have never tried any microwave cooking other that reheating.. shud try soon...

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  19. very interesting and unique dip with starfruit.. i haven't cooked much with this ingredient, but you have inspired me to pick up some now :)

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  21. Looks very good.. all the best of luck with the microwave cooking entry..

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  22. Rachana
    I liked this dip looks really good

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  23. wow! loved d combination..very tempting!
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  24. oh wow lovely apple dip..will try

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  25. The dip is a delicious idea, never made any fruit dip!

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  26. Hello, Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog earlier today. It was very nice. Your blog is wonderful and I was surprised to read that you live in Munich because that is where my husband is originally from :-)

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  27. I've never tried this fruits..Star fruit apple dip is extremely yummy..want to give a try..

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  28. Very innovative dessert...looks so good...love the combination of sweet, tangy and hot flavors :)

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  29. Really unusual and lovely, Rachana! The flavors sound so perfectly married ... yummm!

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  30. very creative dip...lovely pic too

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  31. Very interesting dip dear..Nice combination.

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  32. Happy Republic Day!
    Very nice and unique dish. Looks delicious and yummy.

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    Ur photos always come out clear and bright..Yummy Dip..

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  34. Dip sounds really interesting and delicious, nice click:)

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  35. Un dip qui semble délicieux.
    Je note.
    A bientôt.

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  36. a perfect entry for the event..I cant imagibne eating star fruit though

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  37. ça a l'air excellent, bravo
    bonne soirée

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  38. Unique & interesting dip..looks delicious dear.:)Perfect for the event!!

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  39. What a brilliant idea! The dip looks so delicious and I really love this simple recipe. I'll definitely give it a try, maybe with different kind of fruit if I can't find star fruit. Thanks for sharing:)

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  40. Innovative one, looks delicious and tempting.

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  41. Thank you all for your encouraging comments:)

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  42. Ive never tried star fruit before but ive seen it used in fruit salads before. The dip sounds like a really unusual combination, i would love to try it!

    Rose

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