Category Archives: Chutneys/Thogayals/Dips/Podis

Pirandai Thogayal (Adamant Creeper Chutney)

I first had this dish about a few months back at my friend’s place when I gatecrashed for dinner. I simply fell in love with its taste. But there was no way to try out this dish at home because … Continue reading

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Dill Leaves Chutney

Dill is an herb high in anti-oxidants and dietary fibers. It is rich in iron and helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. I have found this herb only in certain cities (Mumbai and Bangalore) where locals include it in … Continue reading

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Fire-Roasted Eggplant Dip

Smoky, garlicky, healthy, and simple – I am totally in love with this dip. Baba Ganouj is a Middle Eastern eggplant dip. The original Greek recipe calls for Greek Yoghurt, which I skipped. Yet the result was amazing. I can … Continue reading

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Walnut Hummus – A Healthy Dip

Don’t let the Mediterranean name let you believe it is a fancy dish. This is a healthy and tasty dip made from simple ingredients available in all households. Easy to make and can be stocked up to a week. Make … Continue reading

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Healthy Homemade Dip

I love Hummus because it’s tasty, nutritious, and healthy. Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made of boiled chickpea. Tahini (a paste of sesame seeds) is a main ingredient in Hummus. Here is a variation that is quick and easy … Continue reading

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Red Capsicum Chutney

Great tasting chutney to go along with idli and dosa. Red capsicum gives it a slight sweet taste making it a very unique chutney. There are two versions of this chutney. Do try out both. Ingredients: Red capsicum – 1 … Continue reading

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Raw Mango Chutney – Kerala Style

You cannot talk about this dish without having drool collect in your mouth. Everybody loves this chutney. Raw mango chutney is ideally eaten with kanji (rice gruel) or rice, but it can be eaten with dosa or idli also. Best … Continue reading

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Kerala Style Roasted Coconut Chammanthi/Chutney

A chammanthi/chutney (not to be confused with chutneys served with dosa) that can add punch to the most mundane item like a rice gruel (kanji) meal. Mouth-watering, lip-smacking, flavorful, tangy; all these adjectives cannot do justice to this chutney. Make … Continue reading

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Shallot Chutney (Ulli Sammanthi)

Ulli sammanthi aka pearl onion chutney is a family favorite, especially my brother’s. This fiery chutney has character. In Kerala, this chutney is a famous combo with boiled tapioca (kappa puzhungiyathu). But many Kerala homes make it as a dosa … Continue reading

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Navaratna Chutney

Breakfast options for most South Indian households are usually standard – dosa or idli. A chutney or a gravy accompaniment can turn the standard breakfast into an exotic one. Here is Navaratna chutney that is made from raw ingredients. This … Continue reading

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