Onion Tomato Chutney..Three ways for Idlis, Dosas

tomato onion chutney

Delicious ways to make tomato onion chutneys , very small differences in method yet tastes amazing both ways . I have also given a recipe for only onion chutney below and that also taste equally yummy . The third onion chutney was posted about 5 years ago, i have updated the same post with two… 

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Kathrikai Gothsu | Brinjal Gothsu

gothsu , kathrikai gothsu

Kathrikai  Gothsu or Brinjal Gravy cooked in a spicy tamrind sauce is a most tasty popular accompaniment for Pongal. This humble dish  has a history of more than 1000 years  and   is associated with the Temple town of Chidambaram  the abode of Lord Nataraja in Tamilnadu  . The priests of the temple known as Deekshitars… 

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IDLIS USING IDLI RAVA ( RICE RAVA IDLIS )

rice rava idlis,

At  times we tend to forget soaking the ingredients well in advance for dosa or idli batter.Sometimes when we do remember it is at an odd hour when we cannot grind the batter late in the night neither can we leave it soaking to be ground later in the morning. It is normal to soak… 

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Temple Puliyodharai ( Kovil Puliyodharai )

  Temple style puliyodharai is the most sought after recipe by many and i have attempted one which is  highly rated by my family .The pic below shows a dish prepared a few years ago and the colour of the tamrind gives it a lighter shade, but it is also temple style puliyodharai. Temple Puliyodarai… 

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CEYLON KOOTU | CEYLON COCONUT MILK CURRY

ceylon kootu

Ceylon Kootu is a delicious coconut milk gravy dish laden with choicest vegetables, mildly spiced , and the only highlighted flavour and aroma of thick coconut milk coming to the fore . Definitely a must try with one or many vegetables, and an appropriate accompaniment for idiappam, aapam and even chapatis . check my blog… 

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Arisi upma mix | Homemade Arisi upma

Arisi Upma mix .. ( Rice upma mix. ) replenished for travels regularly by me and also for home use nowadays as i like to save time on processing rice and dal . Very delicious and to me healthy option too as it has dal, some spices as well .and I will not compromise on… 

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Sambar powder| sambar podi

sambar podi, sambar powder

  sambar podi | sambar powder  There is nothing like making fresh home made sambar powder every fortnight or every month to retain maximum freshness.  For bulk requirements , we can give it to commercial mill and add some stick turmeric called virali manjal . but if making at home we can add turmeric powder… 

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RASAM POWDER RECIPE/ RASAM PODI

      Rasam and Sambar are the two most frequently prepared dishes in almost all Tamil households everyday   and therefore it is better to stock up the kitchen pantry with the weeks supply of powder or the month supply of freshly roasted ground powder. Rasam and Sambar although prepared in  all the  Southern… 

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Varutharacha Kuzhambu

varutharacha kuzhambu

Varutharacha kuzhambu or a gravy prepared without using cooked dal as in regular sambar , but using only roasted coconut and few ingredients makes an excellent alternative to the daily routine of rasam, sambar esp in Tamil households . This is made using drumsticks, brinjals or pumpkins with one or few vegetables . When you… 

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