Category Condiments

Karuveppilai Thokku – Curry Leaves Thokku

May 24, 2017 Chutney RecipesCondiments  One comment

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Its been quite some time since I disappeared from this space. Am slowly settling down and getting back to routine. This Karuveppilai Thokku recipe has been lying in my drafts since a long time. I had plans of posting it earlier, but u all know how busy it would be to be back home during a vacation. So after all that hungama, here I am, back with a post & a video. This Karuveppilai Thokku is an easy and healthy thokku with all the goodness of curry leaves. It can be had with hot steamed rice, curd rice, dosa & chapathi.. It is good to go during travel too..

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Coriander Chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal

January 17, 2016 Chutney RecipesCondimentsNO Onion NO Garlic  5 comments

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After all the festival food, all I wanted was a simple and light meal. So we opted for curd rice and this simple yet lip-smacking Coriander Chutney. It is a truly divine combo. This Coriander chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal is a tasty multi purpose chutney/thuvayal variety that goes well with idli, dosa & rice. This is a no coconut & no onion-no garlic version. We love to have this spicy, tangy chutney with almost anything and everything…

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Masala Tea Powder – Chai Ka Masala Powder

December 23, 2015 BasicsCondimentsPodi/Powders  8 comments

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Tea is a most common beverage in any Indian household. I love Masala Chai, especially the flavour and the mild spiciness in it. Always used to wonder what ingredients went into the making. This Masala Tea Powder is such a simple and handy powder which adds a magical aroma and flavour to the normal tea, and with the ingredients that are normally available in the kitchen. Saw this Masala Tea Powder in Tarla Dalal’s show and was really excited to try it. I just skipped the nut meg powder that was added in the original recipe.

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Puli Milagai – Puli Milagai Pachadi

November 12, 2015 CondimentsKuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/DosaTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

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After all the festive food, we really wanted a simple and spicy meal. This Puli Milagai is one dish which is spicy, tangy and mildly sweet. It is easy to make and goes well with dal rice/paruppu sadham and even idli/dosa. We usually prefer the consistency to be a bit runny, U can make it thicker too. I served with rice, paruppu and Vazhakkai Puttu.

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Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

January 7, 2015 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuPongal RecipesRice Varieties  12 comments

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Pulikaichal is a ready to mix paste that is used in making tamarind rice/puliyodharai. This pulikaichal paste can be made in advance and kept ready. It is a very handy paste to mix with steamed rice and make puliyodharai instantly. Its a perfect food for travels or picnics.

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Tomato Thokku – Tomato Pickle

November 30, 2014 CondimentsNO Onion NO GarlicPickles  9 comments

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The word tomato thokku/tomato pickle makes me drool!! Slurp!! Its such a multi-purpose side dish that I can have this tomato pickle with almost anything and everything!!. I have already posted a tomato thokku recipe earlier. This one is my cousin’s version, yet another hit in our house.. If u r looking for a No onion No garlic recipe, this is the one for u!!

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Ellu Milagai Podi – Sesame Seeds Gun Powder

September 5, 2014 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

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Ellu Milagai Podi or Sesame seeds gun powder is a great accompaniment with idli/dosa. I have already posted a Dosa Milagai Podi recipe earlier. This ellu milagai podi is a slight variation, with a nutty flavour and goodness of sesame seeds. Dosa Milagai Podi is Chotu’s favourite and as far as I have seen kids love it for idli/dosa. This Ellu Milagai Podi is a great method to sneak in some sesame seeds.

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Mango Pachadi – Maangai Pachadi

April 13, 2014 CondimentsMango RecipesNO Onion NO GarlicTamil New Year Recipes  2 comments

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Mango Pachadi / Maangai Pachadi is a compulsory recipe on Tamil New Year’s day. This pachadi has a combination of sweetness from jaggery, sourness from mango & spiciness from chillies. It just tastes delicious. You can add neem flowers finally to get all the tastes in one dish.

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Instant Mango Pickle Recipe

January 31, 2014 CondimentsMango RecipesPicklesTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

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Yes, As the name suggests it is an instant mango pickle recipe. I am a big fan of mango pickle especially homemade. I should say, this is my grandma’s recipe. This is the best mango pickle recipe I have ever tasted.  Its very quick and easy too..

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Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi

November 22, 2013 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  One comment

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Idli/Dosa Milagai Posi or Chutney Powder is an item that is always available in my pantry. It is a must for idli/dosa even if u have any number of  other side dishes like Tiffin Sambar or Coconut Chutney. A fresh batch of this podi is refilled just before the old batch gets over. It goes well when combined with gingely oil or ghee.

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