Category: Chutneys/Dips

paruppu podi

Paruppu Podi/Dhal Powder

Paruppu Podi  – the name itself makes me feel nostalgic. Paruppu podi/ Pappula podi/ Dhal powder is something I have grown up with. Brings me nostalgic memories of having this daily with idlis and dosas. Mom used to make dosas coated with paruppu podi on the insides along with some...

Karuveppilai Podi/Curry Leaves Powder

Karuveppilai Podi/Curry Leaves Powder is a staple in my mother’s kitchen. She always makes many podis like this (Paruppu Podi, Idli Podi, Khus Khus Podi etc to name a few..). When in no mood to cook, just mix this with hot steamed rice and ghee and you are good to...

Pachi Pulusu/Tamarind Chutney – best match for Pongal :)

Pachi Pulusu/Tamarind Chutney – best match for Pongal :)

I love Pongal – yes, the pure and divine Ven Pongal(recipe coming soon) laden with ghee and cashews !! The very thought of it makes me drool. A super yummy Pongal can be made even better with an appropriate accompaniment, right? Pongal is usually accompanied with Coconut Chutney or Sambar....

Onion Coconut Chutney – can be made in a jiffy!!

Onion Coconut Chutney – can be made in a jiffy!!

Well, I am back with a post after a very very long time. Was extremely busy migrating my wordpress.com site to a new host and all that. Finally, got a chance to post this recipe. Very often we get bored with the usual accompaniments that go with the evergreen idlis/dosas....

Sweet Corn Chutney -for your idlis and dosas!!

Sweet Corn Chutney -for your idlis and dosas!!

Had some sweet corn lying in my pantry. Wanted to try out something new and this chutney was the result. Paired it with some Broken Wheat idlis and it tasted great. If you are bored of the usual corn chat or soups etc., try this chutney for a change. This...

Idli Podi

Idli Podi – the perfect accompaniment for your idlis

Idli Podi/Molagapodi or Gunpowder – yes, the name is so common in almost all South Indian homes. When you run out of time to prepare a chutney or sambar, just a dash of gingelly oil into this yummy powder does the magic!! This can be used for stir fries/poriyals too....

Almond Raisin Chutney for idlis,dosas,pongal etc..

Almond Raisin Chutney for idlis,dosas,pongal etc..

Does the word Chutney remind you of the usual Coconut chutney or tomato chutney?? Time to change!! I had already posted a recipe of Apple Chutney. Now is the turn to make some nutty chutney – No not coconut but almonds…Got the basic idea from my co-sister. Almond is to be...

Tomato Thuvayal/Thogayal/Chutney – with curry leaves!!

Tomato Thuvayal/Thogayal/Chutney – with curry leaves!!

Thogayal is a kind of chutney that is prepared in Tamil Nadu.Most recipes that I post here are either from my mother or my mother in law. Mom makes this yummy chutney and I somehow still can’t match upto her taste. This tastes amazingly great with idli, dosa or even...

Have lots of coriander at home?? Make this Coriander Curd Chutney then!!

Have lots of coriander at home?? Make this Coriander Curd Chutney then!!

When your pantry is overflowing with coriander, you might be wondering how to use it up! You can make a lot of dishes with this healthy and easily available herb like Coriander Rice(replace mint with coriander in this recipe) or combine it with some other ingredient and make something like...

Lauki/Sorakaya/Bottle Gourd Chutney/Pachadi – Yumm is the word!!

Lauki/Sorakaya/Bottle Gourd Chutney/Pachadi – Yumm is the word!!

Lauki/Sorakaya/Bottle Gourd is one vegetable which I was really not fond of until I had it in the form of this chutney or pachadi. Andhra is famous for its spicy pachadis and chutneys that we usually mix it with hot steamed rice and ghee. This is one such Pachadi that...

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