Idli is my most favorite food. I can have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This popular and healthy breakfast from south India is a sour dough preparation made with urad dal and rice. Dal and rice are soaked, ground and fermented overnight. The batter is then steamed in special idli moulds to get soft… Continue reading Idli

Tomato Garlic Chutney

Chutneys are an important part of south Indian cuisine. There are different varieties of chutneys in a typical south Indian meal. This tomato chutney is instant side dish made of tomatoes, garlic, onions with a dominating flavor of coriander seeds. I learnt this recipe in Bangalore and this is a true savior when you want… Continue reading Tomato Garlic Chutney

Fresh Red Chillies Chutney

A very simple yet very tangy chutney which surely adds zing to any meal. Fresh red chillies are deseeded and ground with garlic and spices. I tasted this chutney for the first time in Mangalore at my sister-in-law’s place. Her mom is an expert cook and she serves variety of such yummy side dishes and… Continue reading Fresh Red Chillies Chutney

Pudina Chutney (Mint Chutney)

EKVC95YGN3UD Mint chutney is multipurpose and can be used for various dishes. Spread it on sandwich, add to a bowl of curd to make mint dip, add to chaats, add it to curries to add a minty flavor, use it as a marinade, or serve it with appetizers. Mint chutney has a shelf life of… Continue reading Pudina Chutney (Mint Chutney)

Garlic Chutney

I was introduced to this wonderful delight at my in laws’ place. This is my favorite accompaniment with theplas. This sweet, sour, spicy, tangy bursts of flavors in your mouth cannot be described. It can only be experienced. There are three ways of eating this. One is mix one spoon of chutney is one small… Continue reading Garlic Chutney