Archive for the ‘chutneys’ Category

Mint chutney for sandwiches or bhel puri

This is a slightly different take on the mint chutney. It goes great with cucumber sandwiches or for home made bhel puri. You need: Mint leaves – 1 bunch Coriander leaves – 1 bunch Green chillis – 1 or 2 depending on taste Sugar – 1 to 2 teaspoons – alter according to taste Jeera […]

Mint Coriander Chutney

Here’s the recipe for a simple mint and coriander chutney – for the December chutney fest! Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh mint 1 bunch fresh coriander 1 onion 2 green chillies 1 small piece ginger A marble sized ball of tamarind Salt to taste Chop the mint,coriander, onions, ginger and chillies. Transfer all the chopped contents […]

Onion Chutney with Red Apples

Onion and tomato chutney with the sweet twist ;-). Nothing out of the world about this recipe, I just added a red apple to the usual onion tomato chutney I make. Onion tomato chutney requires you to saute diced onions and tomatoes in a tadka (tempering) of mustard seeds, jeera, the dals (moong, chana, urad), red chilli, […]

Aaaand….a Strawberry(!!) chutney

Rani adds to the chutney fest and boy, is this unusual :)?! – Anu I used this as a relish along with a beef steak and mashed potatoes, and it was YUMM!! Strawberries – 5 big ones Mint leaves – 2 small stems (5-6 leaves) Green chilli – 2 small ones Start by roughly pounding […]

Ulli-Puli Chamanthi a.k.a (Rani’s) Onion Relish

Anu asks me about the “delicious onion relish you brought for the potluck” and my first reaction was “huh?!?”. Then I sheepishly remembered how what had been intended as a traditional ‘ulli chamanthi’ (onion chutney) ended up being an onion relish courtesy a shortcut I had to take in the interest of time. And to […]

Chutney fest! Onion-chilli chutney

My grandmom was a chef past compare I must say. And she was a firm believer in no-waste. Every part of every ingredient that could be used, she used. And made it taste great too. Like her orange peel chutney. Or her chayote squash (seemebadnekai in Kannada) peel chutney. And today’s cool foodies aren’t any […]

Cheat Chutney

Contributed by Ashwini Malthankar This is a Gujarathi chutney, traditionally made by roasting and pounding chickpeas, then adding spices. The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t have to roast the chickpeas, then powder it. Just use readily available, packaged sev and you’re good to go! What you need: 2 cups Sev 2 green […]