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Category: Accompaniments – Chutneys,Jams and Raitas

Pineapple and Mint Jelly

Pineapple and Mint Jelly

I love canning and preserving fruit,making pickles,jams and jellies and having a difficult choice to make during breakfast and snack times when I am confused between what to have with my breads or desserts!The Fall season – September to November is the time when we […]

Plum Jam

Plum Jam

Plums or “alubukhara” in Hindi are in season and here is the time to make some treats from the lovely stone fruit.This is the easiest of jams to make and requires no additions of Pectin or Gelatine to make it viscous.The Pectin is derived from […]

Coriander – Coconut Chutney

Coriander – Coconut Chutney

A versatile Chutney,this is has been the star of many an evening party hosted by me which consisted of South Indian,Gujarati and Maharashtrian recipes. Coriander is an all round herb in India with its importance shown in recipes of all States even the far off […]

Chhunda/Chhundo(Sweet Gujarati Raw Mango Chutney)

Chhunda/Chhundo(Sweet Gujarati Raw Mango Chutney)

The Gujaratis love their food and this is seen in the tremendous popularity their cuisine has been getting.People crave for the intricately flavored and delicately spiced fares from simple appetizers to main courses and desserts.The accompaniments like pickles and chutneys are no exception and recipes […]

Tomato-Raisin-Apple Chutney

Tomato-Raisin-Apple Chutney

Starting the New Year on a sweet-spicy note is this fruity Chutney which will surely win you many complements!Earlier I had posted a recipe of tomato and raisin chutney but this is different combined with apple.Check out the recipe here: Preparation Time – 1 hour […]

Tastiest and easiest Black Pepper Strawberry Jam

Tastiest and easiest Black Pepper Strawberry Jam

This recipe is versatile and fast as it gets ready in 30 minutes flat and is easy but uber delicious to make and can be tried with other berries as well.The fact here is that I did not use Pectin – a fruit product used […]

Cucumber Pachadi(Accompaniment with rice and curry)

Cucumber Pachadi(Accompaniment with rice and curry)

Pachadi is an accompaniment served with any rice and curry.Pachadi(pronounced pacha-dee) can be made with mainly Cucumbers,Bottle Gourd,Carrot,Okra,Onions or Tomatoes.Here I have used Cucumber and paired it with Molagootal(recipe link here:http://thefoodsamaritan.com/molagootalsouth-indian-vegetable-curry/). Preparation Time – 15 minutes Makes – 4 servings INGREDIENTS 2 fresh and firm […]

Thogayal (South Indian Coriander Chutney/Accompaniment)

Thogayal (South Indian Coriander Chutney/Accompaniment)

When I talk about Thogayal – I am taken back to my childhood days..when my Grandmother used to make a jar full of this uber delicious paste and I used to beg for it to be had with plain rice and a drizzle of Sesame […]

The Perfect Plum Chutney

The Perfect Plum Chutney

Plums are in season and the other day I got 2 small cases of the beauties!Apart from eating them to make your tongue red and make faces in the mirror,this is another great idea.This chutney goes well with almost anything – Bread,Dosas,Paranthas,Rotis,and mainly eaten from […]

Sweet and Sour Preserved Cucumbers

Sweet and Sour Preserved Cucumbers

You may call this a Pickle,or a standard Preserve,whatever it is it is lipsmacking!Made in 15 minutes with no labor at all and ready in 24 hours it is the easiest accompaniment to Bread courses of all kinds – Sandwiches,bread and butter,French Toast…the list is […]