Tangy, spicy, perfect side dish for many snacks – easy pudina chutney
02/06/2018 9:40:25 PM vindhyadesai
Some dishes like tangy chutneys are ignored and not given much importance. They are kept in small containers but without getting highlighted they impart all the taste. It is these side dishes which make the main dishes stand out. One such side dish is this tangy and spicy pudina chutney.
After glorifying this pudina chutney one has to mention its umpteen uses. Pudina chutney is used for sandwiches such as this Bombay Sandwich, chaats, as a dip or to smear onto tasty kathi rolls (which is the recipe coming up next). ... “Pudina Chutney | Mint Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Spicy, tangy, hits the right taste buds – chilli tomato momo dipping sauce
10/03/2017 5:44:54 PM vindhyadesai
A homemade condiment is always better. You exactly know how much salt and seasonings you have added. Most importantly it is free of preservatives and any taste enhancers/additives. This palate cleansing, spicy, refreshing chilli tomato momo dipping sauce is one of those condiments.
Store bought Indo-Chinese foods generally have added MSG which should not be consumed. Homemade chilli tomato momo dipping sauce is spicy and is exactly the sort of condiment you want with hot steamed momos.
This chilli tomato momo dipping sauce as the name suggests, has chilli and tomatoes. ... “Chilli Tomato Momo Dipping Sauce | Momo Sauce”
Refreshing, cool, pudina raitha – an easy accompaniment for pulao/bhaat
08/09/2017 9:39:06 PM vindhyadesai
Mint or pudina is a very refreshing herb. It has a strong flavour and aroma. Pudina is an essential part of Indian cuisine. But more often than not it is added to enhance flavour and is a just a ‘herb’! In this pudina raitha it is the star, a simple accompaniment for pulao/bhaat.
This pudina raitha gets ready in a jiffy and is very tasty. It provides a refreshing and cooling effect when having a large meal. ... “Pudina Raitha | Mint Raitha | Raitha Recipes”
Spicy radish chutney, a different kind of chutney as side dish for dosa/idli or steamed rice
07/22/2017 1:01:28 PM vindhyadesai
Chutneys are a a very important side dish in South Indian cuisine. Any kind of chutney cleanses the palate and activates the taste buds. Radish is an under-appreciated vegetable. They are very good for health and are loaded with nutrients. This radish chutney hides radish from you and you will not know there’s radish in it.
This is a very flavourful and spicy chutney and makes a very good side dish for steamed rice or chapathis.I have learnt a version of this chutney from my MIL. She sautes the ground chutney again after grinding before adding the tadka. ... “Moolangi Chutney | Radish Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Nutritious, delicious, Karnataka style festival special dish – hesarubele kosambri
07/04/2017 10:11:30 PM vindhyadesai
There are some signature dishes from a South Indian festival or wedding meal. One of them has to be this hesarubele kosambri or mung dal kosambri. Kosambri means a lentil or a vegetable salad in Kannada.
One of the most important side dishes to be served but often ignored by people. The quantity served is usually quite less as hesarubele kosambri is meant to be a starter and is made from soaked mung lentil and is not cooked. It is high in protein and is meant to get one started with the meal. ... “Hesarubele Kosambri | Mung Dal Salad | Festival Recipes”
Sweet, sour, spicy all-in-one flavour burst, a surprise in store – mango saasme
05/07/2017 7:45:40 PM vindhyadesai
Saasme relate to mosaru raitha (curd raitha) in many ways. But the unique and fragrant blend of a light coconut masala makes saasme a stand-out dish. Just as in this unique flavour combo with mango pulp mixed with simple coconut masala which is then mixed into whisked yogurt. It makes a wonderfully tasty side dish, mango saasme.
Saasme are wonderful dishes to cool things of a bit. It aids in digestion and are very very tasty. They can be eaten just on their own or best eaten mixed with rice towards the end of a meal. Mango saasme is heavenly with a bowl of rice. ... “Mango Saasme | Maavinahannina Saasme | Raitha Recipes”
Mildly spicy, an easy alternative to coconut chutney, tender methi stems chutney
03/06/2017 8:46:01 PM vindhyadesai
Any edible part of a vegetable or greens should not be wasted. They have a whole lot of nutrients. It is appalling to see many vegetables simple being thrown away. Try and use as many parts of a vegetable provided those parts are edible. Tender methi stems chutney is one such dish which can easily be made.
Obviously with tender methi stems chutney, you have to make sure they are clean, washed and really tender and not bitter. And there you have an easy side dish for idli/dosa. And there you have it, a nice and flavourful chutney! ... “Methi Stems Chutney | Menthe Detina Chutney | Chutney Recipes”
Easy-peasy, refreshing and cooling aloo raitha – a simple side dish
02/07/2017 8:28:55 PM vindhyadesai
Aloo or potato or batata is one super vegetable. Though full of starch and carbohydrates, if consumed in moderation and in tasty dishes it can be quite beneficial. Of course I do not recommend to load up on salted potato chips. But this aloo raitha is both refreshing and cooling.
Aloo raitha acts as a super side dish for pulaos or bhaats or biriyanis. It also has a lot of texture as potato provides a lot of body to the raitha. Just a few simple flavours and voila! you have made yourself a super tasty side dish. ... “Aloo Raitha | How to make aloo raitha? | Raitha Recipes”
Lip-smacking, juicy, mildly spicy, refreshing homemade lime pickle
01/31/2017 5:16:29 PM vindhyadesai
We all know pickling is an art. It is this statement which makes us all take a step back and stop ourselves from trying to make pickles. Making pickles in India is a very old tradition. Homemade lime pickle, lemon pickle, mango pickle have to be the most popular pickle recipes.
Just make pickles in a clean dry environment. Then you will find pickle making a breeze. Even I have experienced pickles turning out bad after taking utmost care. But it is definitely possible to make good pickles. ... “Homemade Lime Pickle | Pickle Recipes | Nimbekayi Uppinakayi”
Bright, colourful and cool, beetroot saasme or beetroot raitha
01/07/2017 4:52:15 PM vindhyadesai
Saasme or raitha is one common dish I make with any South Indian meal like this beetroot raitha, carrot saasme, sorekayi (lauki) saasme etc. After a hearty lunch with hot and spicy sambar, huLi, saaru, kootu or rasam you will need something to cool things off. Plain yogurt does the trick most of the times.
A very good way of consuming more vegetables is to mix it with yogurt/curd to make a raitha. This beetroot raitha or saasme is a very good way of consuming this bright yet humble vegetable. ... “Beetroot Saasme | Beetroot Raitha | Raitha Recipes”