Chutneys

Picture of Coconut Coriander Chutney for Idly Dosai

Kothamalli Chutney (Coriander Coconut Chutney)

South Indian tiffin is incomplete without the accompaniment of chutney(s). Chutneys with or without coconut is a usual feature in South Indian tiffins and breakfast dishes. It is amazing how a combination of simple ingredients elevate your meal to a whole new level. Coconut chutney especially for tiffin is a […]

Peanut Chutney

Any south Indian tiffin is nearly incomplete without chutney. It amazes me how many varieties of chutnies there are to accompany the humble idly or dosai. Growing up in a Tamil household, we were always served some chutney or the other to accompany the humble idlies or dosais for breakfast/tiffin. […]

Tamarind-date Chutney

The sweet, tangy and spicy condiment is a common feature in Indian chaats. This chutney perfectly complements the delectable chaats and many Indian savoury snacks. The chutney can be prepared in many ways; for sweetness, some prefer using just jaggery instead of dates; some like it extra hot or tangy. […]

Street-style Sandwich Chutney

I have always enjoyed a sandwich or two from the street-side vendors at Egmore, Chennai. Their sandwiches are so tasty that is hard to stop at one. So what it is that makes their sandwiches tasty? Well, it is that spicy, tangy, nutty, minty chutney they spread on the bread […]

Spicy Berry Chutney

One of the highlight dishes for Tamil New Year’s day/ Ugadi is the Manga pacchadi; it is a chutney of sorts made with raw mangoes, jaggery, a few dry spices, and is sprinkled with fried neem flowers for bitterness. This sparked the idea for me to try my hand at […]