Chatpat Chutney

Instant chutney……. Really helps me in difficult situations. It’s pre-prepared and then mixed with water or curd for the tasty chutney. It’s very handy for working women and bachelors who do the cooking. Ingredients: 2 cups Coconut scrapings 1 cup fried gram 6 to 7 red chillies Small gooseberry size tamarind 1 tsp cumin seeds…

Betel Leaf Chutney 

When I first tasted this thuvaiyal…… ( yes….  in the sourthern part of India almost all the chutneys are called THUVAIYAL) when I first tasted this chutney  prepared by my perimma I could not find out the ingredient. It tasted just like any other chutney.  Little pungent, tasty and cosy for a winter night with…

Ridge gourd skin chutney 

Ingredients : Ridge gourd          2 small size ( peel the skin and use for chutney)  Black gram           2 tbsps  Green chillies       5 Ginger                    1 inch Garlic                …

Curry Leaves curry 

This curry is purely a medicine.  I always make this during the winter and the rains.  With a dash of pepper and cumin its awesome for steamed rice with ghee or for idli , dosa. This curry can be made without adding the chili powder but to add more pepper  corns. Ingredients : 1 cup…

Maa-Inji Pickle

Curcuma amada , the botanical term for maa-inji, is a good apetizer. The rhizome resembles ginger and gives the taste of ginger and mango. I just love the taste of this rhizome, we can peel the outer skin ,slice it and add salt, soak for half an hour and take it along with curd rice…

Dahi Sabzi

A very simple yet tasty recipe made of yogurt taken with  jowar roti or pulka or chapatis. I personally prefer this side dish when I run  out of vegetables or I would like to keep my cooking spree very simple and filling.  Ingredients : 250 gms thick fresh yogurt  1 cup finely chopped onions 4…

Guava Chutney

Again a chutney with a difference, tried this chutney when my mother was sick, diagnosed with renal failure and hypertension. She was a lover of fruits and daily took two varieties of fruits.  But when she was  adviced to take only guavas, one day she asked me to prepare this chutney and I found the…

Guava Mango pickle

Just an instant pickle with a difference . Cannot be stored for a long time but very tasty. Ingredients : 2 cups semi ripened guavas ( recipes. Remove the seeds) 1/4 cup finely diced semi ripe mangoes ( peel off the skin) 1 tbsp vegetable oil / sesame oil 1 tsp mustards seeds 1/4 tsp…

Brinjal Pachhadi

Just an easy recipe.  There are two methods to prepare this pachhadi and I’m sharing both the methods here.  My mother’s sister ,periamma , I have already mentioned about her in ” my blogging journey ” used to prepare this with padavedu brinjal.  As far as I know they are the best brinjals . one…

Mutton mince pickle

This minced meat pickel can be stored for 6 months. Ingredients: 500 gms of mutton minced or ground 2 tbsps of chilli powder 1/2 cup garlic cloves  2 tsp of turmeric powder 2 tbsps of salt 2 tbsps ginger garlic paste 1 cup oil 1/2 cup red chillies Few curry leaves 1 tsp cumin seeds…

Karpooravalli Ilai thuvaiyal

This is a chutney made of Indian borage leaves. This is good for cold and cough.  Ingredients : 10 borage leaves washed 1/2 cup small onion 4 red chillies 1 tsp coriander seeds  1 tsp Cumin seeds  1/2 tsp pepper  1 gooseberry size Tamarind /2 tsp Tamarind paste  1/2 tsp Asafoetida  2 tsp Bengal gram…

Moringa powder

Ingredients : Moringa leaves                  2 cups Bengal gram                       1/2 cup Black gram                          2 tbsps Red chillies                …