Chutneys and Sauces

A chutney is a term for a variety of sweet and spicy condiments, originally from the Indian subcontinent. Usually made fresh, chutney contains fruit and sugar to give it a sweet taste, and almost all chutney contains vinegar and perhaps onions to give it a corresponding sour flavor. The ingredients are mixed together and then simmered slowly. While chutney is primarily sweet and sour, there can also be many variations of spices, often giving it a hot and spicy flavor.

Coriander and Peanut Chutney
Chutneys and Sauces

Coriander and Peanut Chutney

Most people associate Indian food with curries, lavish meals or sweets, but there is also a wide variety of chutneys that are very popular across the country. Chutneys are made fresh and served with different dishes. Apart from amazing flavours, this chutney combines the fresness of the coriander leaves and […]

Jerky Dried meat
Chutneys and Sauces, Mutton and Lamb

Dried Meat Chutney

Dried Meat Chutney is a unique recipe made from dried meat. The meat can range from beef and pork to the meat of reindeer, yak, antelope, etc. depending on the region where the meat is being made. The process of drying may have been one of the initial methods of […]

Sundakkai Thogayal
Chutneys and Sauces, South Indian

Sundakkai Thogayal

Sundakkai Thogayal is a popular South Indian thogayal variety. Often served with steamed rice and ghee, Sundakkai (or) Turkey Berry is loaded with antioxidants that help flush out the toxins from our body. Ingredients: Dried Sundakkai Vathal – 50 gm Dried Red Chilly – 4 Tamarind – lemon sized ball […]

Thenga Chammanthi (Kerala Coconut Chutney)
Chutneys and Sauces, Side Dish

Thenga Chammanthi

Thenga Chammanthi is a Kerala style coconut chutney. A traditional and popular recipe, Thenga Chammanthi is served as a side dish / accompaniment with rice, dosa, or idly. Ingredients: Coconut – 1 cup Tamarind – big amla size Red Chillies – 2 Oil – 1/2 tblsp Salt to Taste Curry […]

Peanut Thuvaiyal (Peanut Thogayal)
Chutneys and Sauces

Raw Peanut Thuvaiyal

Thuvaiyal (or Thogaiyal) is a popular South Indian, especially in Tamil Nadu, variation of chutney often served with rice or tiffen items. This variation uses raw peanuts and can be served with any tiffen varieties. Ingredients: Peanut – 1/2 cup Fried gram – 1 tblsp Garlic – 2 cloves Green […]

Brinjal Chutney
Brinjal, Chutneys and Sauces

Brinjal Chutney

A different variety of chutney with brinjals for idli, dosa or chapati. Ingredients: Brinjals – 4, large ones or 7, medium ones Green Chillies – 4 to 5 Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 20 to 22 Curry Leaves – handful Coriander Leaves – large handful Tamarind – little, seedless Salt as […]

Manathakkali Kai
Chutneys and Sauces

Manathakkali Kai Chutney

A healthy and delicious South Indian chutney that can be served with dosa, idli or rice. Ingredients: Manathakkali Kai – 50 gms Urad Dal – 2 tsp Ginger – a small piece Green Chilli – 1 to 2, small Coconut – 1 tsp, grated Salt as per taste Asafoetida Powder […]

Tomato Peanut Chutney
Chutneys and Sauces, Tomato

Tomato Peanut Chutney

A delicious and easy to make chutney side dish for idlis or dosas with tomatoes and peanuts. Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts – 2 cups Tomatoes – 2 cups, finely chopped Green Chillies – 8 to 10, chopped Red Chillies – 8 to 10, chopped Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp Urad Dal […]

Homemade Szechuan Sauce
Chinese, Chutneys and Sauces

Homemade Szechuan Sauce

An easy recipe to make szechuan sauce at home. Made with red chillies, this is a popular sauce used in Chinese food especially in noodles and rice dishes. Ingredients: Tomato – 1, small, finely chopped Spring Onion Leaves – 1/2 bunch, finely chopped Dry Red Chillies – 10 to 12 […]

Homemade Pasta Sauce
Chutneys and Sauces, Pasta

Homemade Pasta Sauce

A simple and easy recipe to make pasta sauce at home for all those lovely pasta dishes. Ingredients: Tomatoes – 8 to 10 Onions – 3 to 4, finely chopped Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves, finely chopped Olive Oil – 1/3 cup Basil Leaves – 2 tsp Italian Seasoning […]