Category Archives: Pickles

Mango Ginger (Aam Haldi) Pickle

Mango ginger (Aam Haldi, Manga Inji, Curcuma Amada) is a unique spice that resembles ginger but tastes and smells like raw mango. It is an important spice in Ayurveda and has antibiotic, appetizer, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, and aphrodisiac properties among … Continue reading

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Instant Amla/Gooseberry Pickle (Kerala Style)

I have been experiencing hair fall recently despite no apparent diet/lifestyle change. Wondering how to tackle this, I have decided to try including gooseberry/amla in my daily diet. Amlas are considered to be excellent for health and are packed with … Continue reading

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Instant Mango Pickle – Kerala Style

The Kerala-style instant mango pickle is easy to prepare, tastes amazing, and goes well with almost anything. This mango pickle is the highlight of┬áKerala sadya including occasions such as wedding and Onasadya. Usually prepared a day before a function or … Continue reading

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Coriander Chutney Powder/Kothamalli Chutney

Moms never cease to surprise! Just when you think you have tasted almost everything that your mom makes, there comes a new one. How I wish culinary skills were hereditary! So, the latest one that mom surprised me with is … Continue reading

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Milaga Podi (Dry Chutney Powder)

There are two items that you will definitely find in every South Indian household – curd and milaga podi (dry chutney powder or gun powder as non-Southies call it). Podi is potent gun powder that can make any food item … Continue reading

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Green Tomato Pickle

Green tomatoes, fenugreek, and chilly powder? They combine to create something that will leave you drooling and smacking your lips! My friend Anjana brought this green tomato pickle to office. Thus began the green tomato movement. Now I am a … Continue reading

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