Chutneys

Curry Leaves Podi

Curry Leaves Podi

JUMP TO RECIPE Curry Leaves Podi (karuvepilai podi) is a dry chutney powder, which is served with rice and idly/dosai. Find step-by-step pictures for this Curry Leaves Podi. The herb is the hero ingredient of the Curry Leaves Podi. Curry leaves are an integral part of Indian cuisine and even […]

Poondu Chutney

 JUMP TO RECIPE Poondu chutney/Lasoon Chutney/ Garlic Chutney for idly/dosai with detailed step-by-step photos and recipe. If it wasn’t already evident from the gorgeous red colour in the picture, this sharp-flavoured chutney is not for the faint-hearted. The base of this South Indian chutney is garlic and chillies. The chutney […]

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

JUMP TO RECIPE Coconut Chutney is a classic South Indian condiment, which pairs wonderfully with idly/dosai/Adai and more. This simple chutney is easy to whip up, vegan and the best accompaniment for South Indian staple breakfasts and tiffin. Each person has their own style of making this classic recipe. Some […]

Tomato Mint Chutney

Tomato Mint Chutney

JUMP TO RECIPE Tomato Mint Chutney is a refreshing condiment for idlies and dosai. The simple chutney is vegan and can be made with Indian pantry staples. While a classic coconut chutney is incredible, I love variety for my tiffin. A regular tomato chutney just doesn’t cut it! This chutney […]

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 […]