Spicy Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Every South Indian worth his / her salt must know how to prepare Coconut Chutney. I mean – it is like THE most common condiment prepared in our cuisine to eat along with so many dishes. Idli, Dosa, Vada, Pongal, Upma, Bonda, Sevai … you name it and Coconut Chutney goes along well with every dish! (more…)

Pulikachal (Tamarind Pickle)

Pulikachal recipe | Tamarind pickle or Tamil Pulikkachal

I had mentioned sometime back that South Indians rely on Tamarind for their tang-fixation. And believe me, a LOT of our dishes begin with a tamarind base. So does this Pulikachal. It is a tamarind based pickle that will last forever in your refrigerator! The amazing combination of tang & spice makes this a delicious condiment to have for any quick meal. (more…)

Onion Peanut Chutney

Onion Peanut Chutney

Today is just one of those days when I  feel I would have been better off as a normal girl who spends an hour on Facebook everyday and not a food blogger who spends 6 hours online everyday. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t plan on quitting. EVER. But there are days when I just hate picking up a camera or going to the kitchen to cook something. It doesn’t help that I’m not even responsible for feeding my family! My mother takes care of that. So anything I cook is purely because I’m motivated to try out something new. But on days when I absolutely MUST cook, for example when my mom’s away, I don’t meddle with complicated, 25-step recipes. I stick to simple, 2 minute wonders such as this one! (more…)