Pickles & Chutneys or All Recipes..

Coriander & Garlic Chutney Recipe

Many times we see recipes that call for “Green Chutney” or “Dhania Chutney”, among other names. The combination of ingredients possible to get that “Green Chutney” are far and wide. Today, we show you one of our versions, a Coriander and Garlic Chutney. You can use this easy Dhania Chutney recipe in Chaats, sandwiches or […]
Shallot/Onion Chutney Recipe

Need a super quick chutney recipe that tastes great with idli, dosa and many other things? Try this no-frills Onion Chutney recipe that is also known as Ulli Chamandi. Its originally made with shallots but red onions also work well.
Chutney (for Momos) Recipe

The Chutney or the Sauce that is served with Momos in India is very spicy and is packed with flavor. Here is a simple Chutney that can be served with Momos or had with a lot of other dishes. Enjoy this delicious Sauce and hold your horses till the next video. No prizes for guessing […]
Homemade Sambal Chilli Sauce Recipe

Sambal Chilli Sauce is one we all recognize – the Chilli Sauce bottle with the green lid! Yum! A dollop of it goes great with mostly all the Asian dishes and if you happen to like spicy foods, you are probably consuming it by the gallon! This version is one from Indonesia, but there are […]
Quick Sweet and Sour Chutney (Tamarind Chutney Substitute)

Need some Tamarind (Imli) Chutney in a jiffy and don’t have the time to make it or don’t have an Indian grocery store nearby? Not to worry! Try this amazingly quick substitute for Tamarind Chutney using Apple Butter. For those unfamiliar with Apple Butter, it is similar to apple sauce but has a richer flavor […]
Dry Chutney Powder (Molaga/Milagai Podi)

Whether you are enjoying Idli, Dosa or any other South Indian specialty, a little bit of Dry Chutney Powder (also known as Molaga or Milagai Podi) can give you an incredible flavor boost. Sometimes called “Gun Powder” by spice loving enthusiasts, the slow roasting of different daals gives this molaga podi recipe the unique taste […]
Carrot and Green Chili Pickle

It’s so convenient to go to the Indian grocery store to buy pickles but have you ever wondered how long the bottle sat on the shelf before you picked it up? Well, you won’t wonder when you make this easy Carrot and Green Chili Pickle recipe at home — with fresh ingredients! You will be […]
Curry Leaves Chutney (Kadi Patta Chutney)

This is a quick and an easy South Indian Chutney that goes so well with a lot of South Indian dishes. The Curry Leaves give a flavor that is very distinct and fresh. A make ahead chutney that is a wonderful change to the coconut chutney that is usually served is great when you have […]
Puli Inji (Tamarind Ginger Pickle)

Puli Inji is a sweet and sour pickle made with tamarind and ginger. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, it is a delightful part of an Onam or Vishu sadhya meal. Try this pickle (chutney) recipe with rice, as it is traditionally served, or experiment with a piece of toast or as sandwich spread…delicious!
Mango Pickle (Aavakai)

A traditional Indian meal is incomplete without a pickle. There are so many different ways of making pickles – cooking, fermenting over days in the sun or fresh pickles. This Mango Pickle recipes takes a few days and may sound like a tedious and a long process but the end result is just amazing and […]
Dosakai Pickle

Dosakai is strange! Why would we say that? Well, it is classified as a fruit but eaten and cooked like a vegetable! It is known as a Yellow Indian Cucumber – don’t think it looks or tastes like a cucumber! Yes, when we said strange, we meant strange. This Yellow Indian Cucumber is used in […]
Cranberry Pickle (Cranberry Achar)

This great pickle is a real tease…by the time you really start relishing the pickle – it’s gone! The cranberry season is so short lived that it makes you feel that life is unfair. Cranberry Pickle is easy and quick enough to make that we can make a batch every week. We mention at the […]
Mango Pickle (Mangai Thokku) – South Indian Style

Fast and easy to make and the part we like, no waiting for days and days and days! Enjoy this easy to make delicious pickle made from raw mangoes. Click here for the detailed recipe.
Garlic Chutney (Dry)

Dry Garlic Chutney (lasoon chutney) is a signature condiment for Vada Pav, but don’t limit yourself with this very versatile and all purpose chutney recipe. Try it with Pav Bhaji or instead of pickle with your next meal. Garlic chutney can be rolled with a plain chapati or roti for a little snack on the […]
Tomato & Onion Chutney

South Indian cuisine (namely Idli, Dosa, Vadai) is never complete unless it is accompanied by a flavorful chutney. Two of the most popular chutneys are Coconut Chutney and Tomato Onion Chutney. This particular Tomato Onion Chutney recipe uses fragrant Sesame Oil to season it. Although simple in it’s preparation, it’ll really add a whole new […]
Chinese Chili Sauce

Chinese Chili Sauce is a versatile sauce to have in your refrigerator for “anytime” use. Try this quick and easy recipe for Chinese Chili Sauce and have it on hand the next time you make a Chinese or Indian Chinese dish. It also makes a great dipping sauce for egg rolls or summer rolls.
Coriander (Dhaniya) Chutney

Coriander, aka Cilantro and Dhaniya is a very commonly used garnish in South Asian Cooking. It is only natural to then go a step further and also use it to make Coriander Chutney. Versatile with a very fresh and light flavor, it is used as a dipping sauce with pakodas, samosas, dhokla amongst many others.
Tindora Pickle

Some pickles do not require weeks of prep work and we love those kinds. Here is a great recipe shared with us by Kinnari. This Tindora Pickle has everything going for it…the taste, the color, the ease of making it! In short, it has stolen our hearts:-) Tindora Pickle will WOW you as well! Just […]
Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney is a perfect accompaniment with Dosas, Idlis or Vadas- your meal cannot be complete without it! Try it and see how flavorful this awesome chutney can be…
Karela (Bitter Gourd) Chutney

As a child, I remember making faces every time any Karela dish was served! As an adult, I relish it! So, what happened…did I start making it the way I wanted to eat it or was it just the fact that I started appreciating the uniqueness of Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon (the name and […]
C – Chutney

This simple chutney (or Raita for some) is a dish that is packed with flavor, texture and color…and and many more pleasent surprises along the way. A perfect accompliment to Tomato Rice, Khichadi, any Pulao or for that matter ANY rice dish. Enjoy the cruch in your food!
Fresh Mango Pickle

When we talk about pickles, Fresh Mango Pickle is top on our list. Now we have not figured out if  we eat pickle with food or food with pickle! What we love about this one is the crunch in the mango and it can go from the refrigerator to your plate to your stomach in […]
Charu’s Badam Chutney ( Almond Chutney)

Submitted by: Charu Ram 1 cup of Badam/Almonds (soak in hot water for 5 mins. then peel the skin). Add green chilli as per taste, Ginger a small piece, small onion(sambar onion/shallots) one or two, salt to taste.
Mangai Thokku

Most Indian households have as many different types of pickles in the house as they have relatives!!! Ours is no different – you can never have enough. Maangai Thokku is one of my favorites because I can control the oil and the spices and it tastes great with North or South Indian cuisine. Ingredients: Raw […]
Tomato Chutney

“Tomatoes are now eaten freely throughout the world, and their consumption is believed to benefit the heart among other things. Lycopene, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, is present in tomatoes, and, especially when tomatoes are cooked, has been found beneficial in preventing Prostate cancer” ….thanks Wikipedia! Need we say more! Give your diet and […]
Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions go so well with the Tandoori Chicken and with most grilled dishes. Pickled Onions can be made instantly and add a wonderful color. And the best part – dropping them in boiling water takes the edge off the onions. Try adding them to burgers for an extra crunch. All we can say is […]
Pickled Jalapenos – Desi style

For all the pickle-lovers out there….this one is for you!! This ‘Pickled Jalapenos’ recipe is quick to make and can spruce up any meal. Also, try adding a couple of¬† pieces to sandwiches or rolls to get that extra kick that we so¬†desire at times. ¬†
Tamarind (Imli) Chutney

Tamarind Chutney is one of the all time favorites amongst Chutneys. You can serve it with appetizers, make chaat with it or serve with Dahi Bhallas. We always make a large quantity and freeze it so it is readily available at all times.  
Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney is very versatile. It can be served as a dip with appetizers (example pappad, samosas, kebabs, etc.) or it can be used as a spread in sandwiches – with cucumber or tomatoes and cheese (yummy!) and best of all, it plays a key part in making chaat.
Aachari Baingan (Pickled Eggplant)

This recipe wins as my favorite hands down. It is so flavorful and the combination of the tomatoes, eggplant and the spices….beautiful, beautiful!!!

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