Home grown pudina along with fresh coriander leaves and plump, ripe, juicy red tomatoes from farmer’s market, sauteed with cumin, green chillis and split gram dal, blended to a coarse paste and tempered with asafoetida and curry leaves. Yields a simple, quick and satisfying pachadi that went down really well with Idli, our morning breakfast.
The winning combination of roasted eggplants and tart-sweet tomatoes is a match made in heaven. Roasted eggplant lends a deliciously smoky edge while balancing out the tart flavor of tomatoes. Works great as a dip, or pachadi to go with rice or side with rotis. Whatever you have it with, its culinary bliss.
Summer has made its way into our part of the world and am trying to make optimum use of fresh coriander before they make an exit from the local farmer’s market. Bought 6 large bunches and prepared green chutney yesterday. Today, I used the left over coriander along with home grown pudina and coconut to make this easy breezy chutney to go with our morning breakfast, idli.
Many of you dear readers have been very patiently waiting for sun dried Tomato pickle recipe. Amma prepared sun dried tomato pickle in February. With tomatoes available in abundance and very reasonably priced, we bought 5 kilos of desi vali or heirloom variety of tomatoes (Rs.3 per kg) for pickle preparation.
Its the season for tomatoes and they are reasonably priced too. I had earlier blogged peanut tomato pachadi recipe. Today’s recipe is a variation which is a garlic-y amalgam of sorts with tart, nutty, spicy flavors making it a perfect start for the day’s first meal. One that is hard to resist with dosas and idlis.
There’s something very cheerful about tomatoes and when I use them to prepare the first meal of the day, I feel good. I made a tomato based chutney to go with sponge dosas for breakfast today. Made for a delectable combination. Calcium rich sesame seeds play a vital role in this vibrant colored chutney that […]
I love to prepare this easy, breezy pachadi simply because I relish the peanut-ty flavor. The color is very appealing in its brightness with a marvelous mix of sweet, tart and spice flavors. Goes very well with dosas and idlis. I served the chutney with sponge dosa. Tomato Peanut Chutney with Poha aka Sponge dosa […]
Pachi (raw) Pulusu (stew prepared with tamarind) is a traditional classic Andhra dish, made with simple ingredients and served with hot steamed rice, mudda pappu (cooked tur dal) and vadiyalu. It also goes very well with pulagam or kandi pachadi and rice. I love this recipe for its utter simplicity and not to mention, its […]
Have leftover idli or dosa batter sitting in your refrigerator? Need something quick and easy to prepare with it? Just add chopped onion, green chillis, coriander leaves, cumin seeds to the batter and prepare fritters aka Punukulu. Punukulu/Punugulu Punukulu are a deep fried snack, a part of Andhra street food culture, served with an assortment […]
Kandi Pachadi ~ Tur dal Chutney Typically eaten with rice during meal times and an absolute Andhra delight, is Kandi Pachadi. Rich in protein, its preparation involves dry red chillis, cumin, split urad dal, sauteed and ground with tamarind and finally tempered with the magic touch of aromatic curry leaves. Its all in the texture, […]
Usually this pachadi is prepared because there is left over bottle gourd lying in the refrigerator. Many a time its just a very small portion that is left and there is nothing much that can prepared with it except chutney. Today was one such day when there was just enough sorakaya aka lauki and a […]
Pachi Kothimira Pachadi with Pesarattu Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m a huge fan of fresh coriander leaves. Pachi kothimira pachadi is a very simple recipe that is easy to make, healthy and flavorful. This authentic pachadi, one of Andhraâ€™s raw food side dishes, makes a excellent pachadi with famed Andhra Pesarattu. […]
Issues that required my immediate attention and also the planning, preparation and celebration of a themed birthday party for Nehal, who turned 6 a few days ago, had me away from the blogging world and internet. I have a long email list to clear and a couple of queries that need to be answered which […]
A simple every day ingredient that adds punch to our meals is ginger. I cannot emphasize enough the amazing healing and medicinal properties of this knobbly rhizome that have been vividly described in Ayurvedic texts. Those of you who love ginger or like to include ginger in your diet, try this recipe. Though ginger plays […]