Category Side Dish for Idli/Dosa

Coconut Mint Chutney – Mint Chutney with Coconut

June 29, 2015 Chutney RecipesCoconutSide 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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Butter Beans Stew – Stew with coconut milk

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

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

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

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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Chow Chow Chutney

January 19, 2015 Chow ChowChutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  4 comments

Chow Chow is called Chayote in Engish. I normally make kootu with it. Chotu is not a big fan of kootu varieties, so I end up making this Chow Chow Chutney to sneak peak this veggie. Its an easy and simple chutney and the good news is that no coconut is needed in this recipe. Pairs perfectly with idli/dosa.

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Carrot Chutney

September 29, 2014 CarrotChutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  6 comments

Idli/Dosa is a staple food in any South Indian household. This carrot chutney is an easy, healthy side dish for it. It can be made very quickly, perfect for busy mornings or tired evenings. This goes well with chapathi, poori and bread too. I always like to make chutneys with veggies. Its a good method to include some hidden veggies for kids!!

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Ellu Milagai Podi – Sesame Seeds Gun Powder

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

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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Red Coconut Chutney

June 23, 2014 Chutney RecipesCoconutSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  8 comments

Red Coconut Chutney is a coconut chutney made with dry red chillies. In our family, this is the default chutney that we make when we travel. We call this “Ooruku Pora Chutney”. Funny isn’t it? This stays good for a day or two if handled properly. Spicy red coconut chutney along with pillow soft idlis is a divine combo. Try making this simple yet delicious chutney.

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Peanut Chutney

May 2, 2014 Chutney RecipesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  10 comments

Peanut chutney is an easy, tasty & healthy chutney that’s goes well with soft idlis or dosa. Apart from roasting & peeling the peanuts there is not much work involved in this recipe.

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Tiffin Sambar With Moong Dal – Hotel Style

April 7, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  8 comments

This Tiffin Sambar is the hotel style sambar that is served with idli, dosa, pongal, vadai…. I have already posted a tiffin sambar with toor dal earlier. This version is with moong dal – the typical hotel style one!! This is a super-hit at home.

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