Tamarind Chutney for Chaat

Tamarind chutney is drizzled over Indian Chaat items along with Mint/Coriander Chutney and diluted yogurt to make a tangy, spicy and tasty snack.Traditionally this is simmered with fresh tamarind to form a thick paste but this is my version of quick chutney.Preparation time10 minutes Serves1 cupServing Size1 tablespoonCalories Per ServingApproximately  per servingDifficultyEasyIngredients:1 cup tamarind paste3/4 teaspoon... Continue Reading →

Green Chutney

Green chutney is a very popular accompaniment to most Chat items in India.Very simple to make and give a delicious fresh and tangy taste to your dishes.Preparation time10 minutes Servesabout 2 cupsServing Size2 tablespoonsCalories Per ServingApproximately 16 per servingDifficultyEasyIngredients:2 Cup coriander leaves1 cup mint leaves6 green chili(adjust to your spiciness level)2 teaspoon powdered sugar1/4 teaspoon coriander... Continue Reading →

Tomato Chutney

A popular accompaniment to many breakfast dishes in south india.Tomato chutney is a sauted tomato and spice preparation and can be had alongside dosa, idli, roti, rice,appam etc.Preparation time20 minutesServes4Serving Size1/4 recipeCalories Per ServingApproximately 159 per servingDifficultyEasyIngredients:1/2 cup diced onion5 medium ripe tomatoes diced6-8 green chili1 tablespoon peanuts2-3 red chili1/2 teaspoon coriander powder3 teaspoon urad... Continue Reading →

Gongura Pachadi

Gongura Pachadi or Sorrel leaves chutney is every Andhrites favorite food.The leaves are sauteed in oil and ground along with a spicy tempering making it a tangy temptation.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:8Ingredients:4 cups loosely packed sorrel leaves(gongura)1 teaspoon roasted chana dal(putnalu)1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds7 green chili7 red chilisalt to taste1 sprig curry leaves1 1/2... Continue Reading →

Coconut Chutney

I had posted a recipe earlier for coconut chutney which is served with breakfast items.This recipe is for coconut chutney served with rice.This is flavored with coriander and red chili and is a wonderful accompaniment to rice.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:6Ingredients:2 cups fresh coconut pieces1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds1 1/2 teaspoon urad dal1 tablespoon chana dal1 teaspoon coriander... Continue Reading →

Vankay Pachadi-Eggplant Chutney

This is a recipe carried over from my Grand mom to my mom and then to me.In our house we always have on chutney,one curry and one rasam,charu or sambar for each of our meals.Theres nothing like starting a meal with a chutney with some melted ghee.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:8Ingredients:1 large eggplant1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste6-8 green... Continue Reading →

Bottlegourd Cilantro Chutney-Sorakaya Kothimeera Pachadi

A recipe from coastal andhra traditionally ground in the mortar and pestle.Preparation time:25 minutesServes:6Ingredients :2 cups Chopped Bottle Gourd 1 bunch Cilantro6 Green Chillies 1/2 teaspoon Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds2 cloves garlic1 tablespoon sesame seeds/1 teaspoon sesame paste2 teaspoon urad dalpinch of Turmeric Powder 1 spring Curry Leaves2 red chili1... Continue Reading →

Pudina Chutney-Mint Chutney

This herbaceous chutney is a palate pleaser to any of your carbohydrate dishes.This can also be used for to off on a cooked meat as a sauce with a little extra oil.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:6Ingredients:4 cups loosely packed pudina(mint) leaves2 2-inch ripe tomatoes chopped1 teaspoon tamarind paste1/4 cup peanuts6-8 green chili(adjust as per spice)salt to taste2 teaspoons oilProcedure:1.Heat oil in... Continue Reading →

Dosakaya Pachadi-Apple Cucumber Chutney

I studied in Vijayawada hostel during my Intermediate(+2) in Andhra Pradesh.I know everyone complains about hostel food,but my hostel has the best chutneys.This recipe is what I picked up from there.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:4Ingredients:1 1/2 cup dosakaya apple cucumber diced1 1/2 tablespoon urad dal/split gram dal1 teaspoon mustard seeds6-9 green chillis(depending on your spice level)2 dry... Continue Reading →

Pachi Mamidakaya Pachadi-Raw Mango Pickle

Preparation Time:20 minutesServes:6Ingredients:1 green raw mango3 cloves of garlic1 teaspoon mustard seeds1 spring curry leavespinch of asafetida1/2 teaspoon fenugreek powder1 teaspoon chili powder(adjust depending on spice needed)pinch turmeric powder1 green chili minced1/2 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar1 teaspoon oilProcedure:1.Cut the raw mango into really small pieces, alternatively you can also grate the mango. Mix salt... Continue Reading →

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