Pineapple Gojju | Ananas Gojju | Pineapple Gotsu | How to make pineapple gojju?

Fruity, spicy, festive pineapple gojju
9/03/2016 4:21:01 PM vindhyadesai

In traditional South Indian cuisine it is customary to have a balance of all flavours when eating a meal, especially a big meal on a festival or in big spreads like in weddings. A pickle and a palate cleansing gojju are the most important dishes to get a balance of all the flavours. Gojju is like a curry but thicker and is served in small quantities as a little side dish to eat with hot rice. When we make gojju at home, it is often served as a side dish with chapathi or akki rotis(rice flour rotis). Pineapple gojju has a very festive taste to it with all the different spices, fruity, sweet and sour flavour of pineapple. Gojju/gotsu need not have a lot of oil added to it to make it tasty but it has to be mildly spiced and made into the right consistency. Try making this special pineapple gojju at home, here’s the recipe. Other gojju recipes on FOI. ... “Pineapple Gojju | Ananas Gojju | Pineapple Gotsu | How to make pineapple gojju?”

Yellu Gojju | Sesame Seed Gojju | Yellu Tuvayil

Rich sesame flavoured gojju to accompany uddina bhaat
8/12/2016 9:47:01 PM vindhyadesai

This sesame seeds gojju is both a gojju and a chutney. It is very tasty because of the various kinds of flavours, bitterness, light oiliness from sesame seeds, sweetness from jaggery and coconut and sourness from tamarind, spiciness from red chillies. The perfect balance for your palate. Try this with uddina bhaat, the combination is a delicacy. ... “Yellu Gojju | Sesame Seed Gojju | Yellu Tuvayil”

Nellikayi Chutney | Amla Chutney | Gooseberry Chutney

Coarsely ground tangy nellikayi/amla chutney
08/06/2016 7:48:30 PM vindhyadesai

All of us would have heard about the various benefits of amla/nellikayi/gooseberry especially for hair as it is rich in Vitamin A. But on occasions when we do procure nellikayi/amla during season we might not find many dishes to make out of it. It is actually quite a versatile berry used to make sweet, spicy and savoury dishes. It can be made into pickles, jam, a flavourful bhaat, pies, chutney etc. Here’s a recipe of a chutney which my mother makes in a jiffy. The stone ground version of it will be very tasty. ... “Nellikayi Chutney | Amla Chutney | Gooseberry Chutney”

Mixed Vegetable Raitha

Cool and simple mixed vegetable raitha
07/15/2016 8:03:16 PM vindhyadesai

Cool and easy to make mixed vegetable raitha. When you make a dish like pudina pulao or bisi bele bhaat or any bhaat you need something to cool down and mellow down all the spices and hot food. Mixed vegetable raitha is the easiest accompaniment to make with those dishes. ... “Mixed Vegetable Raitha”

Shenga Chutney | Groundnut Chutney | Kadalebeeja Chutney

Super tasty shenga/groundnut chutney a side dish for dosa, idlis
07/04/2016 8:14:37 PM vindhyadesai

If you are looking for a change from coconut chutney (which obviously is the easiest choice) for idlis and dosas, then shenga/kadalebeeja/groundnut chutney is a great choice. The grainy texture of groundnuts and the added flavour like amchur(dry mango powder) makes this chutney quite rich in taste. ... “Shenga Chutney | Groundnut Chutney | Kadalebeeja Chutney”

Maavinakayi Chutney | Raw Mango Chutney

Mouth-watering raw mango chutney North Karnataka style
06/30/2016 10:01:22 PM vindhyadesai

A speciality chutney from North Karnataka. Raw mango chutney or maavinakayi chutney that can be preserved like a pickle for a good few weeks. It is very tasty and is a must-have side dish in most households in North Karnataka in summer. I learnt to make this from my mother, it is her signature chutney. Use raw mangoes which are not very sour so that a lot of jaggery is not required. Make a big jar of this, use it to smear on hot chapathis with ghee, hot steamed rice with chutney and groundnut oil and aralu sandige. This is a mouth-watering chutney, big bold flavours, spicy, tangy and sweet and a little bit of bitter from the methi seeds. The perfect balance! ... “Maavinakayi Chutney | Raw Mango Chutney”

Coconut Chutney | Hotel style green coconut chutney | Kaayi Chutney

Super-easy, hotel style green coconut chutney
06/08/2016 5:08:58 PM vindhyadesai

Coconut chutney, a no-brainer side dish to accompany dosas and idlis. Making it hotel style at home is easy and simple, it’s just throwing together all ingredients in a mixer jar and grind till almost smooth. Just add the correct amount ingredients to suit your taste. In the no mixie or processor days, people used to grind chutneys in a big stone mortar by hand. I have eaten such chutneys and their taste is quite different probably because it is ground slowly which releases more flavours from the chillies and other herbs. ... “Coconut Chutney | Hotel style green coconut chutney | Kaayi Chutney”

Gorikayi Chutney | Chavli Chutney | Cluster Bean Chutney

Spicy chutney made with cluster beans, a side dish for rotis, dosas
04/29/2016 11:26:49 PM vindhyadesai

I generally like to make chutneys using some kind of vegetable in it. Adding a vegetable gives the chutney so much more flavour and texture. It will also save you time scraping a lot of fresh coconut. Here I have made use of cluster beans or gorikayi. These beans have a bitter sweet taste and when cooked lightly they taste really good. ... “Gorikayi Chutney | Chavli Chutney | Cluster Bean Chutney”

Palak Raitha

Cool raitha made with spinach
04/16/2016 7:53:42 PM vindhyadesai

If you are looking for a chutney replacement especially with akki roti (savoury rice flour rotis), then try this raitha made with spinach mixed in yogurt. The green specks of spinach in yogurt/curd are both cooling agents. Serve it with a spicy roti or it goes well with any bhaji or curry just to cool things off a bit. Spinach is rich in iron and A & K Vitamins. ... “Palak Raitha”