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October 10, 2014
Kayi Chutney

Coconut is mostly used in south Indian cuisine. There, almost every dish has it. It is used as cooking oil; its shavings are an essential ingredient of curries; it is used to prepare chutney and even desserts. Every region has some special preparations. Let’s see today one such unique flavor from Karnataka in Kayi Chutney. This chutney is made using coconut, coriander, chana, green chilli, heeng, among other ingredients, and is a great accompaniment to most South Indian [...]

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July 5, 2014
Avocado Chutney

I got really impressed reading about avocado fruit. It is very rich in potassium and folic acid and give a good daily dosage of vitamins like B6, C, K and E, they are also known to have a lot of fiber content. Regular usage of this fruit helps in increasing the good cholesterol while reducing the bad one and also control diabetes. In India, avocado’s are also known as butter fruit and used in milkshakes [...]

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July 3, 2014
Kheere Ka Achaar

Indian cuisine I feel is blessed with so many herbs and spices. Everyday we use them knowingly or unknowingly to make wonderful dishes. These spices also act as preservatives and added in right quantities balance the food taste. One such place where we use these spices is achaar’s, these can be kept for long periods of time with refrigeration and served with any kinds of meal. They enhance the taste of the meal, I personally like [...]

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Coriander & Mint Green Chutney Image

In a lot of my recipes I use green chutney and I often get asked how to make a perfect chutney. Well green chutney is mainly made with fresh coriander and mint leaves. Now every home I’ve seen have their signature recipe for a green chutney and it tastes so different yet made with very similar ingredients. You can follow these recipes, as long as you love the chutney, however if you are new to [...]

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April 7, 2014
Coconut chutney

Coconut is found in abundance along the vast Indian coastline. The states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa and more produce this in huge quantity and supply to all over India. The tress bearing the fruit look wonderful and if you have seen the local people getting the fruit down, you would just feel amazed with their skills. Coconut is used in many different ways in India, it is considered auspicious to break it for [...]

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February 12, 2014
Gajar Mooli Gobhi Achaar

Have you ever used seasonal vegetables apart from their regular use in curry’s and salads. Well, why not? I was getting in a mood of tasting a different style of achaar when this recipe from my mom came to my mind. Nowadays the winter seasonal vegetables are available all over, you can easily get gajar, mooli and gobhi. Using these three vegetables I made Gajar Mooli Gobhi Achaar and the taste just came out awesome. [...]

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February 8, 2014
Imli Ki Saunth

We have talked about using Imli Ki Saunth or tamarind chutney to garnish in many other recipes. It is most commonly used in the chaat’s like gol gappa, papdi chaat, bhel puri, dahi bhalla etc and gives a nice tangy and sweet flavor. It is also served as an accompaniment to food with additions like kishmish and sometimes banana. I came across this yummy saunth in my childhood, specially it was made in parties and [...]

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January 16, 2014
Green Chili Pickle

Pickles or achaar could be called the lifeline of Indian cuisine. I’ve never seen a buffet spread, South Indian or North Indian, in fact from any region without a pickle. They are a given accompaniment for all meals. Pickles have been made with many different main ingredient and few common ones are, mango, lime and chilli. In this article I talk about Green Chili Pickle, which obviously is made with regular green chillies. You don’t [...]

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January 3, 2014
Lehsun Ki Chutney

Lehsun (garlic) is known to have many medicinal benefits for the heart & skin like reducing bad cholesterol & blood pressure and fighting skin infections, it is one of the integral ingredient in Indian cooking. So here is another unique preparation of garlic to improve your immune system. Lehsun Ki Chutney as the name suggests is made primarily of garlic, the red color comes from the addition of tomato and red chili, it goes well [...]

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Andhra Style Peanut Chutney

I love Andhra food for its spicy nature, in fact there is hardly a week, that I don’t go out to an Andhra restaurant. We usually have so many different dishes for breakfast like parathas, idli, dosa etc. and as per Indian traditions we all love chutney with nearly all these dishes. So today I made an Andhra style chutney using peanuts, the peanuts are fried with some spices and then spiced again with some [...]

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