Category Condiments

Kachumber Salad – Kuchumber Salad

April 17, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsCondimentsSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Kachumber Salad is nothing but cucumber salad. Rhyming isn’t it? This is a simple and refreshing salad with cucumber, onion and tomato. Can be made in a jiffy. Perfect to pair with roti, biryani varieties or can be consumed as is as a healthy snack. Its always good to include raw veggies in our diet. Am always in the look out for some raw veggies like cucumber, onion or tomato while having rotis. This is a mix of all 3 πŸ™‚ This salad is not only colourful and healthy but also tasty. Do check my Sprouts Salad recipe HERE.

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Tomato Thokku / Thakkali Thokku

March 26, 2019 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondiments  2 comments

Tomato thokku or Thakkali thokku is a simple side dish that goes with chapathi, poori, idli, dosa and the list goes on…. It’s my favorite since child hood. This thokku along with Poori would be the default menu that I would ask Amma to make on my birthday. I normally like to make this and store it, but we all love it so much that it gets finished in 2-3 days. I had posted this recipe long back, now updated with new pics. πŸ™‚

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Instant Mango Pickle Recipe – Mango Pickle

April 23, 2018 CondimentsMango RecipesPicklesTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

Is there anyone who does not like Mango Pickle? I dont think so. Lets begin the mango season with this lip-smacking pickle. πŸ™‚ 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. Β Its very quick and easy too.. Had posted this recipe long back. Now updated with new pics and video.. Do try my grated mango thokku too.

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Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

March 19, 2018 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesRice Varieties  13 comments

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. I had posted this recipe long before. Now updated with video.. πŸ™‚ Puliyodharai, Porikadalai Thuvaiyal (Recipe coming soon) & Potato Puttu is an ultimate combo.

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Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi

January 8, 2018 CondimentsPodi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

Idli/Dosa Milagai Podi or Chutney Powder is an item that is always available in my pantry. It is a must for idli/dosa even if I have any number of other side dishes like Tiffin Sambar or Coconut Chutney. I make sure that 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. I had posted this recipe long time back. Now have updated with new pics and video as well. Do check my collection of side dishes for idli/dosa HERE.

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Guacamole – How to make Guacamole

August 28, 2017 CondimentsDips/Sauce  No comments

I have become a fan of Mexican food recently. This Guacamole is my favourite so far. I had this a couple of times in a restaurant and wanted to try at home. I always used to stare at the avocados whenever we went shopping. Nothing came to my mind except for this milkshake. Now I really love the fruit and this dip. Got this recipe from a cook book. Its a very simple, no cook recipe. All u need to do is to scoop the fruit and add a few ingredients. Refreshing and yummy dip will be ready in no time.

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Karuveppilai Thokku – Curry Leaves Thokku

May 24, 2017 Chutney RecipesCondiments  4 comments

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.. Do check my curry leaves podi.

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Coriander Chutney / Kothamalli Thuvayal

January 17, 2016 Chutney RecipesCondimentsNO Onion NO Garlic  5 comments

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

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

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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