Side dish for idli/dosa tagged posts

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. 🙂

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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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Coconut Chutney / Thengai Chutney

July 26, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesChutney RecipesNO Onion NO GarlicSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  3 comments

Coconut chutney is the easiest accompaniment for idli, dosa, pongal, rava kichdi etc.. There are many varieties of coconut chutney. This is the basic chutney variety that we get in hotels.. It is a very simple recipe. All u need to do is grate the coconut. Rest can be done in a few minutes. This is the most popular chutney in South Indian cuisine.

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Tiffin Sambar – Idli Sambar (with toor dal)

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

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

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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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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Onion Tomato Chutney

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

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

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

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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Kollu Thuvayal – Horsegram Chutney

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

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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