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
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
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
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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Simple and spicy peanut chutney for any tiffin item.
Groundnut chutney / Peanut Pachadi / Peanut Chutney / Verkadalai Chutney
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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
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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Side for Dosa made from Channa Dal . . . → Read More: Bombay Chutney
Chayote Squash / Chow chow is a humble little mild squash almost fits any recipe. Here is an interesting pachadi / chutney / Thogayal / Thuvayal / Thokku using chow chow with a medley of few other ingredients to make a scrumptious side which goes very well with rice or idli/dosai.
Chayote Squash Pachadi / Chayote Thuvayal / Thogayal / Thuvaiyal / Thokku / Chayote Chutney / Bengalore kathirikkai / Bangalore Kathrikkai
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For any good looking and tasting chutney, fresh ingredients are a must and its 100% true in the case of Coconut Chutney varieties. Hotel chutney doesn't have any special magic ingredients except its made attractive with tricky presentations and prepared with right proportions. That doesn't mean we don't make good chutneys at home… its all our mind set and few more other aspects makes it more attractive.
1. Timing – Served when you're really hungry and longing for some thing perfect.
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