Category Side Dish for Idli/Dosa

Tiffin Sambar – Idli Sambar (with toor dal)

June 20, 2016 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  4 comments

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Idli and sambar is the most wonderful combo for any South Indian. This Tiffin Sambar is a very good accompaniment for idli, dosa,pongal or even upma and khichdi. This version is made with toor dal. Sambar made with freshly ground sambar powder has a very unique flavour. I had posted this recipe long long ago, and am updating the pics now.

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Peerkangai Chutney – Ridge Gourd Chutney

May 6, 2016 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  2 comments

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Peerkangai Chutney is an easy variety of chutney that pairs well for idli/dosa or even rice. I usually make this when we get bored with the normal Coconut Chutney, Tomato Chutney. Peerkangai known as ridge gourd has a mild sweet taste by itself. I have added coconut in this Peerkangai Chutney. U can skip it and make it as is too.

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Kollu Podi – Horsegram Powder

April 20, 2016 Podi/PowdersSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  9 comments

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Any Podi / Powder is always a flavourful and handy option for lazy days. This Kollu Podi is an easy podi variety that goes well with rice as well as idli/dosa. Kollu / Horsegram has a lot of health benefits, especially in weight reduction. When I made this batch of Kollu Podi, nobody at home even realised that it was made out of kollu. Now this has become a normal podi variety for idli/dosa including Idli Milagai Podi & Sesame Milagai Podi.

Do check my Kollu Chutney too.

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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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Onion Tomato Chutney

September 28, 2015 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  7 comments

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I already have quite a few chutney varieties in my archive. This Onion Tomato Chutney is yet another easy and spicy chutney to pair with idli/dosa. When it comes to chutney, Tomato Chutney is Chotu’s favourite.. Do check my Tomato Mint Chutney as well. This version is with coconut. If u are very keen in not using coconut, u can skip it.

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Tomato Gotsu – Thakkali Gotsu

August 12, 2015 Kuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  11 comments

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Tomato Gotsu or Thakkali Gotsu is an excellent side dish for idli/dosa. It is a very easy and quick fix sambar kind of side dish. When u run out of time, this can be made very quickly without much preparation work. Chotu is a big fan of hot, crispy dosa and sambar. I mostly make this tiffin sambar or this tiffin sambar. This Tomato Gotsu is a nice variation to it. Chotu calls this tomato sambar.

This pairs equally well with Ven Pongal too..

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Coconut Mint Chutney – Mint Chutney with Coconut

June 29, 2015 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  13 comments

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Coconut Chutney is a popular and favourite chutney variety in any South Indian household. This Coconut Mint Chutney is a variation to the normal Coconut Chutney with the additional bursting flavours of mint and ginger. This is mostly found as one of the accompaniments for idli/dosa in any restaurant menu along with sambar, kara chutney, coconut chutney. Among all the other chutneys, this Coconut Mint Chutney is my personal favourite!!

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Butter Beans Stew – Stew with coconut milk

May 24, 2015 Kuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  8 comments

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Coconut Milk Stew is a truly divine side dish for appams, idiyappams, dosa or steamed rice. It is a very simple recipe, once you are done with the coconut milk part. Amma usually makes Potato Stew or with a combination of mixed vegetables. This time I tried with just butter beans and it was super yummy. This is perfect for a weekend brunch menu!! :)

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Kollu Thuvayal – Horsegram Chutney

March 18, 2015 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  7 comments

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Kollu known as horse gram is a brown legume which has a lot of health benefits. It helps in reducing weight and extra fats in the body. This Kollu Thuvayal is my grandmother’s recipe. There is a saying in tamil “Koluthavanakku Kollu Elachavanuku Ellu” meaning – for a fat person eating kollu will reduce weight and for a lean person Ellu will help in increasing weight. I really like the rhyme in this saying..

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Onion Chutney – Vengaya Chutney

February 23, 2015 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  8 comments

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Onion Chutney is a simple and spicy chutney for Idli/Dosa. This is yet another no-coconut chutney that can be made in a jiffy. This is a comfy chutney to make as onions are always available in my pantry.  I love to have this with idlis. It tastes best when made with sambar onions/shallots. I have used a combo of sambar onions and normal onions here!! ( Actually what I had in hand)

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