Ketti Chutney

Idli with ketti chutney is a popular street food among bachelors who miss home-cooked food for their breakfast. Both my grandmothers prepared ketti chutney (meaning thick chutney) everyday but later we all switched to a quick watery chutney that does not require any tempering. Advertisements

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Thoothuvalai chutney

Thoothuvalai (Solanum trilobatum) is a quickly spreading herb usually props up in our surroundings after a good spell of rain. It is a medicinal plant used in Indian medicines Ayurveda & Siddha to treat respiratory problems like asthma, cough, cold & flu.

Green Chutney

We can prepare restaurant style Green Chutney easily at home using mint leaves or coriander leaves. A pleasant green chutney with the burst of flavors will surely make anyone salivate and hence it can be served as an appetizer for kids or sick people who refuse to take food. It is heavenly when green chutney…

Shallot Chutney

Chinna vengaya chutney is a spicy tasty healthy traditional chutney mainly prepared for young girls & pregnant women. Health Benefits: Shallots contain flavonoids that have powerful antioxidant properties; shallots also useful for improving emotional health & heart health. Other ingredients in this chutney are curry leaves & black grams; curry leaves are rich sources of…

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney is a delicious chutney and is so refreshing when a piece of ginger is added. Thakkali chutney can be served as a side for idli, any dosa varieties, kara kozhukattai, etc. It is a multipurpose chutney that can be used as a spread for sandwich, a dip for crackers, or a thickening sauce…

Coriander Seeds Chutney

Coriander seeds chutney is very effective in alleviating morning sickness for pregnant women. It can be served as a dip for chips, papads or crackers, a spread for sandwich, or a side for idli, dosa, variety rice & millet porridge (kanji or koozh). You can also make this chutney in large quantity and refrigerate for…

Roasted Chickpeas Chutney

Udaitha kadalai (pottu kadalai) thuvaiyal is an easy to prepare thuvaiyal. It tastes divine when served with curd rice, puliyodarai (tamarind rice), lemon rice, or can be enjoyed by simply mixing with hot rice & sesame oil as well. Roasted chickpeas (Bengal grams) are rich in protein and has low glycemic index; you can just…

Carrot Chutney

I find carrot chutney a delicious & healthy alternate to our regular coconut or onion chutney. Since our daily screen time is getting increased nowadays, it is a good idea to include as much carrots as possible in our diet to protect our vision.  Carrot chutney may be served with spongy uthappam or crispy dosa….

Vallarai Thuvaiyal

Vallarai keerai (Centella Asiatica) is an amazing herb used here to improve the memory for children who are preparing for competitive exams and also for old people with decreased memory. It is always better to include such fresh herbs into our diet rather than taking them in capsule form. I also found that when we…

Coconut Chutney

Coconut chutney is the most commonly prepared condiment in every South Indian household. It is usually prepared with fresh coconut meat & chillies (green or red chillies), but some like to add ginger for the pungent flavor, roasted Bengal gram (pottu kadalai) for adding volume, tamarind/ curd for the tangy flavor and/or cashew nuts for…