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Avocado Chutney Recipe – Avocado Pachadi


Avocados don’t just taste great but they also come with a decent amount of health benefits.  This fruit is high in healthy monounsaturated fats and is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. There are many ways to bite, nibble, and spoon up this great fruit. Here is one way to serve this yummy fruit . . . → Read More: Avocado Chutney Recipe – Avocado Pachadi



Dal Makhani is a North Indian dish, or more precisely a Punjabi delicacy, a rich accompaniment for rotis/Naan or rice! This is one rich , hearty dhal slow cooked for hours with loads of love in other words “Makhani/ butter” which just makes this dish thick, creamy and aromatic in every bite that you take! Though . . . → Read More: DAL MAKHANI RECIPE

Side Gravy for Biryani



Most restaurants serve a  free side gravy as accompaniment for biryani which taste  ridiculously amazing.. We usually get these in small portions packed in tiny cartons and enjoy licking every last bit of it.  I was trying to replicate something similar and ended up with this recipe which I can guarantee  restaurant quality. . . . → Read More: Side Gravy for Biryani

Thakkali Poondu Thokku


A few weeks ago, I hauled home five pounds of juicy red tomatoes for five bucks. They were tomatoes on the vine and were dead cheap  for that price, also really juicy and vibrant that I couldn’t resist buying. Had to come up with some solution to put them use before they all could . . . → Read More: Thakkali Poondu Thokku

Kothamalli Thokku

Adyar grand sweets is one of the favorite spots which we never miss during our visit to India. We usually buy a lot of sweets, savories and pickles/thokkus, pack them for our return trip. This malli thokku is similar to the ones which we get there, a great side for almost anything. One down side though- 2 bunches for coriander will yield only about a 200 grams of thokku which is about 3/4 of a regular pickle bottle. This thokku has longer shelf life, if kept at room temperature will last for about 2 weeks and for about 1 month when refrigerated. . . . → Read More: Kothamalli Thokku

Vengaya Thokku

Onion Preserve / Pickle / relish / Chutney is a semi thick spicy jelly like coarse paste usually an accompaniment for south Indian tiffin items. In our family we make this thokku in big batches and store for upto 6 months. Great for picnics, instant side for any tiffin like idli dosa or puri. We even spread this on a plain bread toast and quick snack. Fresh ingredients, more oil and using dry spoon every time.. will make this preserve last for long time. Only disadvantage it takes about 1 1/2 hours approximate to make this thokku, which is worth a try for its uses.

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Peanut Chutney

Simple and spicy peanut chutney for any tiffin item.

Groundnut chutney / Peanut Pachadi / Peanut Chutney / Verkadalai Chutney

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Ginger chutney

Tired of having the same idli milagai podi, onion tomato chutney for dosa? Try this chutney and it will ease out the digestion too… . . . → Read More: Ginger chutney

IDLI PODI – Spiced Chutney Powder / MTR Style

Have you tasted MTR Spiced Chutney Powder ??? Well, here's a match or at least close enough to that. You be the judge, try and let me know whether it matches or not.

Chutney Podi / MTR Idli dosa podi / Idli Milagai Podi / Idli Powder / Dal Powder / Kandi Podi / Karam Podi / Spiced Powder / Thool / Kara Podi

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Bombay Chutney

Side for Dosa made from Channa Dal . . . → Read More: Bombay Chutney

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