Pandumirapayaka Tomato Pachadi-Ripe red chili tomato chutney

This is a spicy preparation from andhra which uses ripe red chilies usually eaten by itself or combined with tomatoes to get a spicy tangy chutney.They look like the picture below or smaller.In the USA I think we can use habanaro peppers for a replacement for the spice they offer.Preparation time:30 minutesServes:6Ingredients:3 cups Ripe Red... Continue Reading →

Coconut Chutney-Kobbari Pachadi

A spicy Indian Chutney prepared with coconut and spices used as an accompaniment for dosas(crepes) or Idli and other Indian Breakfast Items.Preparation time: 20 minutesServes :4 personsIngredients:1 1/2 cup of freshly grated coconut1/4 cup peanuts1/4 cup putnalu(bhuna chana/roasted chana dal)1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds1 teaspoon urad dal1 teaspoon chana dal4 dry red chilli1/2-1... Continue Reading →

Kandi Podi-Toor Dal Powder

This powder can be used to sprinkle on salads or vegetable stir fry dishes or can be had with ghee and Dosa(crepe) and Idli items.Preparation time:20 minutesServes:multipleIngredients:22 red chilies1 cup toor dal2 tablespoons cumin seeds4 cloves garlic1 cup of bhuna chana(putnalu)Procedure:1.Dry roast the chilies,toor dal and cumin seeds on a low flame until the toor... Continue Reading →

Peanut Powder

Peanut powder or Verusenaga Pappu Putnala Podi is a dish native to South India. A combination of roasted peanuts and roasted spices are ground to a powder and is used in breakfast dishes like Idli , Dosa or eaten with rice and ghee or you can also add this podi to vegetable stir fries like... Continue Reading →

Tomato Verusanaga Pachadi-Tomato Peanut chutney

Growing up this chutney was my favorite accompaniment to dosas or idlis made with roasted peanuts and tomato.Preparation Time:25 minutesServes:4Ingredients:4 tomatoes1 cup peanuts6 green chilis1/8th teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon tamarind paste4 dry red chilis split to halvessalt to taste4 teaspoons oil1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds1 stem fresh curry leaves1 teaspoon urad dal1 teaspoon chana... Continue Reading →

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