Peanut and Tomato Chutney

I dont know how or why, but I have unwittingly eliminated fresh coconut from my pantry for the last few months. We stopped adding it to the araichavittu sambhar and the assorted poriyals. but what i miss most is to dip my idli or dosa into some nice tangy spicy chutney. there is only so much of…

Kancheepuram Idly Recipe

I’ve always loved the little cylindrical kanchipuram idlies. Especially the ones served at Woody’s in Bangalore. A short internet search and I was all set to make them myself for breakfast one morning. Its an easy upgrade from regular idlies and since in our household we eat a LOT of them, I welcomed the beautiful…

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…

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…

Padma’s Tomato Pickle

Let’s get some things out of the way. Don’t be afraid of the colour of this pickle. The colour is the result of cooking the tomatoes for about an hour and not chilly! there are hotter ones on this blog! I don’t know if this is a pickle or a chutney.  And I am not…