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Tomato Sesame Chutney

30 Jan

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Tomato Sesame Chutney.

Tomato sesame chutney is prepared by cooking tomato and green chiles in ioil and spices. It is then ground with sesame seeds and herbs into coarse mixture. Serve tomato sesame chutney with any dosa, fritters etc…
Makes: around 2 Cups of Tomato sesame Chutney.

Ingredients:

Tomato 2
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Green Chiles 2
Garlic 1 -2 Cloves
Salt to taste
Cilantro Few Leaves

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop the garlic cloves.
Wash and roughly chop the raw tomatoes.
Remove stems, wash and halve the green chiles.
Wash cilantro leaves and keep aside.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add chopped tomatoes, green chiles and salt.
When tomatoes become soft and mushy, remove from heat.

First grind the sesame seeds into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Then add cooked tomatoes, green chiles, garlic cloves, cilantro leaves and pulse a couple of times to coarsely grind everything.
Remove the ground tomato sesame chutney onto a bowl.
Serve tomato sesame chutney with steamed rice or idly or dosa etc.
Notes: Make sure to grind the sesame seeds well before adding tomato.

Suggestions: Adjust the amount of green chiles for spice. Make sure tomatoes are little sour for better taste.
Variations: You can also toast the sesame seeds before grinding into powder.
Other Names: Sesame Tomato Chutney.

Tomato Onion Chutney

31 Dec

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Tomato Ullipaya Pachadi.

Tomato and onion are boiled in water for sometime. They are then peeled and ground into paste. Finally the chutney is seasoned with spices and spice powders. Serve tomato onion chutney with idly, dosa etc..
Makes: around 2 Cups of Tomato Onion Chutney.

Ingredients:

Tomato 3
Onion 1 Small
Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/8 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/8 tsp
Urad Dal 1/8 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Boil the whole onions in enough water for around 8 minutes and strain the onions.
Boil the whole tomatoes in enough water for around 5 minutes and strain the tomatoes.
Peel and roughly chop the onion and the tomatoes.
Grind the chopped onions and tomatoes into smooth paste using a blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the ground onion tomato paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Boil the chutney for around 8 minutes and remove from heat.
Serve tomato onion chutney with idly, dosa etc..
Notes: Make sure to cook the onion well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: Check other tomato chutney recipes here.
Other Names: Tomato Onion Chutney, Tomato Ullipaya Pachadi.

Cauliflower Chutney

15 Dec

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Cauliflower Chutney.

Cauliflower is broken into florets and cooked in oil along with green chiles. They are then coarsely ground along with tamarind and salt. Finally cauliflower chutney is finished with talimpu. Serve cauliflower chutney with steamed rice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Cauliflower Chutney.

Ingredients:

Purple Cauliflower Florets 1 1/2 Cups
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Tamarind 2 inch Piece
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to Taste
Oil 2 tsps

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/8 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/8 tsp
Urad Dal 1/8 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 4
Asafoetida a Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Break cauliflower into small florets and thoroughly wash them.
Remove stems, wash and halve the green chiles.
Wash and roughly chop the cilantro leaves.

Heat oil in a pan, add green chiles and fry briefly.
Remove green chiles from heat, add cauliflower florets.
Add a splash of water if necessary and cook covered on low flame till little soft.
Uncover and fry for a minute to brown them a bit.
Add the tamarind and remove from heat.
Once cool enough to handle, somewhat coarsely grind the green chiles, tamarind, cauliflower, cilantro and salt using mortar and pestle.
Else pulse them couple of times in a processor.
Remove the cauliflower chutney onto a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the ground cauliflower chutney.
Stir well and remove from heat.
Serve cauliflower chutney with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure cauliflower is not overcooked.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles.
Variations: Use regular cauliflower if you can’t find purple cauliflower.
Other Names: Cauliflower Chutney.

Snake Gourd Onion Chutney

11 Dec

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Potlakaya Ullipaya Pachadi.

Snake gourd is chopped up with skin and cooked in oil along with onion. They are then coarsely ground along with freshly roasted lentils and finished with talimpu. Serve snake gourd onion chutney with steamed rice.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Snake Gourd Onion Chutney.

Ingredients:

Snake Gourd 1 Small Size (around 8 inch long)
Onion 1 Small
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 tsp

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1/4 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove ends and chop snake gourd into small chunks.
Peel and dice the onion.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chiles.

Heat few drops of oil in a pan, add chana dal and fry for few seconds.
Then add the urad dal and coriander seeds and fry for few more seconds till aromatic.
Grind the roasted ingredients into fine powder using a spice grinder.

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add chopped snake gourd and salt.
Add a splash of water and cook covered on low flame for few minutes.
Uncover, stir in green chiles and onion and cook covered again for couple of minutes.
Uncover and fry for a minute on medium flame.
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the cooked snake gourd and onion mixture with ground lentil powder and salt (if necessary).
Alternatively, add the snake gourd onion mixture to the grinder containing the ground lentil powder and pulse couple of times.
Once coarsely ground, remove the snake gourd onion chutney onto a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, broken red chiles and curry leaves.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the ground snake gourd chutney and stir well.
Remove from heat and serve snake gourd onion chutney with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure snake gourd is cooked well.

Suggestions: You can slightly peel the snake gourd and discard the seeds if they are not soft enough.
Variations: Check other recipes with snake gourd here.
Other Names: Snake Gourd Onion Chutney, Potlakaya Ullipaya Pachadi.

Quick Lemon Cucumber Chutney

30 Nov

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Dosakaya Nimmakaya Pachadi.

For lemon cucumber chutney, spices and lentils are fried till golden brown in color. They are then crushed into powder and chopped lemon cucumber / dosakaya is added to the spices and lightly crushed. Serve quick lemon cucumber chutney with steamed rice or with dal rice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Quick Lemon Cucumber Chutney.

Ingredients:

Lemon Cucumber 1
Lemon Juice 3 Tbsps
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 4 – 5
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash, remove ends and halve the lemon cucumber.
Discard the seeds and chop the lemon cucumber into small pieces.

Heat a pan on low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove from heat and add to a bowl and add salt.
Using a pestle thoroughly crush the spices and herbs together.
Now add the chopped cucumber pieces and lemon juice to the crushed spices.
Crush cucumber pieces together with spices for couple of times and leave the cucumber chutney aside for a minute or two.
Adjust any seasonings if necessary and serve quick lemon cucumber chutney with steamed rice or with dal rice.
Notes: Make sure not to burn the spices.

Suggestions: Adjust the red chiles according to preference. Use a food processor if necessary to lightly crush the cucumber pieces.
Variations: Check other recipes with lemon cucumber here.
Other Names: Quick Lemon Cucumber Chutney, Dosakaya Nimma Pachadi.