Celebrating Summer ~ Cooked Green Mango Chutney

In my resolve to do something constructive with the summer spell, here's a fabulous chutney made with raw mangoes. Usually in season now and flooding the markets everywhere, raw mangoes are pickled, cooked and used in many dishes. This chutney i first had at amma's best friend aunty V's place and i loved it. I … Continue reading Celebrating Summer ~ Cooked Green Mango Chutney

Really Hot Red Chilly Pickle ~ Korra Karam Recipe

This is the one K refers to as b@m burning pickle...and as Sig said to me on the photo blog "Bum burning ones are the best kinda food, on the way in that is" . I couldn't agree more. And while i have had chutney's hotter than this one, this is the real deal. The … Continue reading Really Hot Red Chilly Pickle ~ Korra Karam Recipe

Fiery Tomato Chutney Recipe

Friends….. I make them quite easily…. And mostly… they stay for life…. Collected and cherished like life’s most precious experiences…..some of my closest friends are the ones I made in school….. later, in college, in the hostel and each of the firms I worked for I met some of the most wonderful people I know….. … Continue reading Fiery Tomato Chutney Recipe

Beerakaya Tholu Pachadi – Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney Recipe

Give me a traditional south indian thali meal, and I will surely overdose on steaming hot rice with ghee and pachadi or/and chutney podi…..this is a given. I once took a visiting friend and my mother to a famous typical Andhra style restaurant in hyderabad, amma sat open mouthed as I heaped rice with ghee … Continue reading Beerakaya Tholu Pachadi – Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney Recipe

Sesame & Groundnut Chutney Powder Recipe

I am increasingly getting addicted to podis…in the last 4 months I have never made the same podi twice. I simply cannot stick to the same proportions even if I manage the same ingredients….and this in a way is a good thing…..considering the convenience of having a podi on hand to spice up idlies, dosas, … Continue reading Sesame & Groundnut Chutney Powder Recipe

Jamming Around ~ Peache and Plum Jams with Star Anise Recipe

so this is part three of the posts on jams that have made their way into my kitchen..........all within a span of a few weeks...but have taken me a long time to post..... Aunty E who you all read about here was operated upon for at cataract and I went to see her…she is doing … Continue reading Jamming Around ~ Peache and Plum Jams with Star Anise Recipe