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Category: Accompaniments – Chutneys,Jams and Raitas

Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce (Nam Chim Kai)

Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce (Nam Chim Kai)

This sauce has lingered with me for almost a decade and a half.It was introduced to me though one of my best buddies who had come to India from Thailand to study.This sauce was a staple and a favourite of mine as she bought it […]

Ridge Gourd/Turai Chutney/Peerkangai Thogayal

Ridge Gourd/Turai Chutney/Peerkangai Thogayal

Presenting a delicious chutney as an accompaniment for almost any cuisine – from Idli,Dosa,Vada to Pakodas and Rotis,this chutney is awesome with anything including Nachos.This was made by my great grand mother and continued in the family since then.In the family we enjoy it with […]

Ripe Mango Pachadi (Mampazha Pachadi) – A Kerala favourite!

Ripe Mango Pachadi (Mampazha Pachadi) – A Kerala favourite!

Pachadi which is a Kerala recipe can be used as a side,accompaniment as well as a main curry with plain boiled rice.This recipe is taken from noted blogger and author Ammini Ramachandran’s award winning book – Grains,Greens and Grated Coconuts.I have added a tempering before […]

Sweet Mixed Fruit Pachadi (a South Indian delicious mixed fruit accompaniment)

Sweet Mixed Fruit Pachadi (a South Indian delicious mixed fruit accompaniment)

A “Pachadi” in South India means an accompaniment for the main course.There are numerous kinds of Pachadi,most of them Yogurt based,some of them Tamarind based and others like this which allow the ingredients to soak in their own juices.This is a rare Pachadi made with […]

Pulikachal (A delicious Ginger,Chilli and Tamarind Sauce)

Pulikachal (A delicious Ginger,Chilli and Tamarind Sauce)

This recipe is synonymous with almost all Palakkad Iyers and is used in diverse ways.“Puli” means Tamarind and “Kachal” means cooking by boiling method.So this essentially means a thick Tamarind sauce which has been seasoned and thickened by boiling into a thick sauce or chutney […]

Amla Murabba (natural and authentic recipe)

Amla Murabba (natural and authentic recipe)

Murabba is any vegetable or fruit preserved in sugar so that it stays fresh for years!Here we have Amla (Indian Gooseberry) preserved in sugar which has a host of benefits!I have mentioned about the benefits of Amla in a previous post on Amla Candy.Here is […]

Fruit and Vegetable Dill Raita

Fruit and Vegetable Dill Raita

This is a very delicious Raita which is great with all kinds of rice items like Biryani,Pulao and Tehri.The ingredients itself make this recipe a classic! I have used Dill leaves popularly known as Sua Bhaji which are easily available in the green leafy veggies […]

Onion Coconut Chutney (Especially for Idli and Dosa)

Onion Coconut Chutney (Especially for Idli and Dosa)

This Chutney was concocted by my great grandma back in the 1930’s!Its lip smacking and perfect with Idli and Dosa!You can also have it with plain steamed rice or just off the spoon!Yummy! Preparation Time : 20 – 25 minutes Makes : 5 – 6 […]

Apple – Cucumber Raita (Crispy Apples and fresh Cucumbers in great tasting Yogurt)

Apple – Cucumber Raita (Crispy Apples and fresh Cucumbers in great tasting Yogurt)

Raita occupies an important place in any Indian meal.Yogurt is associated with good digestion and so Raita was invented with the intention of having a natural digestive along with the main course which may/may not be spicy and oily and provide a great and fresh […]

Classic Strawberry Jam

Classic Strawberry Jam

Earlier when this blog was started a couple of years back I had posted the recipe of Easiest and Tastiest Black Pepper Strawberry Jam.The recipe was a hit with some people asking me if I took orders and some made it by themselves and passed […]

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