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Thakkali Pudhina Chutney Recipe | Tomato Mint Chutney Recipe | Idli Dosa Sidedish

One of my uncles says, You can make ‘chutney’ with anything edible! just add chilli and something sour and a bit of sweet and salt of course. It’s similar to LIFE! He suggested GoJingalala to go exotic and try various chutneys with different produce… even with horse radish and wood apples . I kinda postponed to implement his suggestions in my chutney recipes until I encountered quite a lot of funny but tasty chutney recipes in a cookbook from where I picked this coriander seeds chutney and ginger chutney. I’m now all set to try out chutneys with various other produce too, say, apple chutney, radish chutney, cabbage chutney, carrot chutney, chowchow chutney, Gooseberry chutney, snake guard chutney, bottle guard chutney and so on. Apart from this list, my mom makes few other unusual chutneys like Pirandai Chutney and Thoothuvalai thogayal. In Madurai, we get fresh brunches of Pirandai from… Continue reading »

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Inji Chutney Recipe | Ginger Chutney Recipe | SouthIndian Chutney Recipes

I do not have much to talk about this Inji Chutney Recipe (Ginger Chutney recipe) since it’s taken from the same magazine supplement like this Coriander seeds Chutney (Whole Dhaniya Chutney). I’ve tried many recipes from cookery shows but seldom tried any from magazine supplements. It’s because the recipes in magazines won’t have Step-by-step pictures . They wont have any detailed cooking instructions. We’ll have to imagine and cook whatever their instruction says . And the book from which I picked these chutney recipes was no difference. But still, I thought, why not give it a shot? Such a thought brought in this healthy Fresh Ginger chutney to my kitchen .     So what made me to stack this Ginger root chutney to my blog’s Chutney aisle? It’s its intense flavorful taste: While the tamarind takes care of the tartness, the ginger and the garlic cloves take care of… Continue reading »

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Strawberry Jam Recipe | How to make Strawberry Jam at home

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe   After a nice chatty lunch in a hotel if somebody asked what milkshake I want, I’d said “Anything, but Strawberry”. Every month when they order cakes for birthday celebrations at office, I go to the birthday celebration team and had silently requested them to order any cake but strawberry. When Appa goes to ice cream parlor to get a box of ice cream for the special Sunday lunch I’d called him and ordered not to get strawberry flavored ice cream. See what notion I got about this strawberry flavored foods? Be it the strawberry ice cream, or strawberry cakes or the strawberry milkshake, I always felt some medicinal tonic smell associated with it. But all these false notions about the Strawberry fruit got erased when I ate a box full of fresh real strawberries in its peak season here in the US. The fruit was… Continue reading »

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Thoothukudi Macaroon Recipe | Cashew Meringue | Tuticorin Macrons

Thoothukudi Macaroons | How to make Meringue-Cookies | Tuticorin Cashew Macaroonns Have you ever experienced this? At times, some of our favorite sweets or snacks or any food for that matter turn out to be the costliest stuff in the store, isn’t it? When I was a small girl there were times when I rushed to the bakery with the thoughts of these yummy macaroons in my mind, but end up getting a coconut puffs or vegetable puffs instead. Uggh… the awkwardness you feel when you could not offer to buy your favorites, especially in front of the bakery store-keeper . Yeah, macaroons were/are costly cookies (because they’ve got cashews added in them) in the bakeries of my city, Madurai. But when you discover that such costly eatables are too very easy to make and that they need only the minimum ingredients…how luckcky you’ll feel? I felt sooo much lucky… Continue reading »

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Idli podi ~ Idli Dosa dry chutney powder ~ Idli milagai podi Recipe

    Idli podi recipe | South-Indian idli-dosa podi recipe | Idli-Dosa side dish Are you an “On the go” kinda person? Then you probably should have this “magic powder” in your kitchen shelf. Magical because once you prepare it and have it stored, it is almost ready-made to use for your idli/dosai/paniyarams etc. If you have this magician bottled in your kitchen, you need not spend time to prepare any chutneys. Well, even if you find time to prepare special chutneys, what if your people at home did not like the chutneys? Don’t worry, you can now shut the complaining mouths in the dining hall because today I’ve got you the recipe for “Idli milagai podi/Dry Chutney Powder”. Or even if your chutneys taste great, this “dry chutney” will take over the lead role in your dining table. Whatever yummy chutneys you have on your dining table, everything will get… Continue reading »

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Puliyodharai paste recipe ~ Home-made Puliyogare mix ~ Pulikachal

Sourashtra-style Puliyodharai mix ~ Pulikachal ~ South-Indian Tamarind Rice paste Haven’t we chatted on Sourashtrian Cuisine in one of my earlier posts? This is yet another post that will boast about their dishes. Right from my childhood, I had liked and enjoyed many of their dishes, especially variety rice; Puliyodharai, Lemon Rice, Tomato Rice, Venpongal, Sambar and more. This Pulikachal recipe is one among those dishes that I learnt from my friends here. It is different from what we normally make because this pulikachal recipe requires no roasting or grinding job. A very simple puliyogare paste recipe that tastes HEAVVVVENLY! Truly! We lived in a street where there used to be several Sourashtra neighbors. We also had many friends at school, who were also sourashtra. Those times, we used to go out for dinner almost on every Sundays. Or Appa will get parcels from one of the many sourashtrian restaurants… Continue reading »