Showing posts with label Side dish for idlis & dosas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Side dish for idlis & dosas. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Egg Salna/Egg Salna Recipe/Muttai Salna/How to make Egg Salna with step by step photos/Salna for Parottas,Dosas etc

Egg Salna is a very popular and common side dish served along with parottas, chapathis, rotis, idiyappam etc in all most all the road side shops[kai yendhi bhavans] and Parotta stalls in South India. Egg Salna can be made two ways, either the eggs can be broken directly to the gravy or by adding the hard boiled eggs. Here I am sharing the one I made with hard boiled eggs. Do try out this Egg salna and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Egg Recipes here and other Chicken Recipes/Mutton Recipes here. Aso do not forget to check out my Chicken Salna which I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Egg Salna with step by step photos…

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Dahi Aloo/Dahi Aloo Recipe/Dahi Wale Aloo Ki Sabzi/ Potatoes in Yogurt Curry

Dahi Aloo is a famous and common North India dish served as side dish for Rotis/Chapathis, White Rice, Cumin Rice, Ghee Rice etc. Dahi Aloo means Potatoes cooked in Curd/yogurt. It is a very easy recipe that can be made in a jiffy. Dahi aloo can be made with onions, ginger and garlic and is totally optinal, but I prefer making it with them. As this Aloo/Potato is made with yogurt/curd, it is a wonderful body coolant and is a perfect for the upcoming summer. Do try out this lovely, delicious and  creamy Dahi Aloo and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other North Indian Dals and Sidedishes here and other Potato Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Dahi Aloo with step by step photos…

Dal Tadka/Dal Tadka Recipe/How to make Dal Tadka/Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka is a very famous and traditional recipe of North India. Dal Tadka is a very common item seen in all the Indian restaurant menus and in Dhabas.  Dal Tadka is usually made with Thurdal/Thoor Dal but can also be made with combination of Dals. It is a very flavourful dal cooked in onion, tomato and masala mixture and gets an extraordinary taste from the final tempering or the Tadka. Do try out this Punjabi Style Dal Tadka and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South IndianDals/Sambars and other North Indian side dishes here.

Here’s how to make Dal Tadka with step by step photos…

Monday, 6 April 2020

Vetrilai Thogaiyal/Betel Leaf Chutney/How to make Vetrilai Thogaiyal/Paan Chutney – Healthy Chutney to fight Common Cold & Cough

Vetrilai/Betel Leaf/Paan plays a vital role in poojas, prayers, religious ceremonies, special occasions, weddings etc. Including betel leaves in our diet is important because they have many curative and healing health benefits. The betel leaves/vetrilai is loaded with vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, carotene and is a wonderful source of calcium. They help in controlling blood sugar, cures bleeding gums, eliminates bad breath and helps in increasing metabolic rate. Vetrilai/betel leaves helps in fighting common cold & cough and builds our immune system. They are basically ornamental creepers and can be grown even in our balconies. This Vetrilai thogaiyal is a delicious and healthy side dish that can be served along with idlis/dosa etc or can be even served with a bowl of steam cooked white rice. Do try out this Vetrilai Thogaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out VetrilaiPoondu Sadam/Betel Leaves& Garlic Rice here and other interesting Chutneys/Thogaiyal Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vetrilai Thogaiyal with step by step photos…

Monday, 30 March 2020

Ginger Coconut Chutney/Inji Thengai Chutney


We make different types of coconut chutney for breakfast in South India and this Ginger Coconut chutney is one among them. It is a perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas, uthppams, paniyarams etc. Do try out this chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Chutney & Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ginger Coconut Chutney with step by step photos…

Mango Sambar/Raw Mango Sambar/Mangai Sambar - மாங்காய் சாம்பார்

Mangai Sambar/Raw Mango Sambar is a very delicious and tangy Sambar variety prepared in South India. Unlike other sambar Varieties, this sambar is prepared without adding tamarind water. Adding mangai/raw mango enhances the taste of sambar and triples the flavour of the sambar to a great extent. Mangai Sambar is a South Indian delight served with steam cooked rice, idlis or dosas. Do try out this Mango Sambar/Mangai Sambar and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Sambar/Dals Varieties and Rasam varieties here.

Here’s how to make Mangai Sambar with step by step photos… 

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Midhukku Vathal Kuzhambu/Vathakuzhambu with Midhukku Vathal

Midhukku Vathal is a very famous and popular vathal made in the district of Thirunelveli and Karaikudi in TamilNadu. Midhukku vathal is made from a small vegetable that belongs to cucumber family which looks similar to kovaikkai. It is called as wild melon in English.  It is very good to include midhukku vathal in our diet because it reduces bad cholesterol, improves digestion and liver function, it also reduces unwanted water retention and helps in de-worming. This vegetable is cut into small pieces, dried in sunlight and then soaked in curd overnight along with salt. During the day it is sun dried and soaked in remaining curd during night till it fully absorbs the curd and becomes crisp and dry. This dried vathal can be stored for about a year. This midhukku vathal can be deep fried in oil and had as side dish along with all rice varieties or can be added in kuzhambu to make vatha kuzhambu. Also checkout other interesting and tempting Vegetarian Gravies/Sambars/Kuzhambus/Rasam Varieties here.


Here’s how to make Midhukku Vathal Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Curry Leaves Chutney/Karuveppilai Chutney – Easy Chutney Recipes

Curry Leaves is a nature’s gift and plays a vital role in South Indian cooking. Curry Leaves are loaded with wonderful medicinal properties. It is an excellent source of iron, calcium and vitamin A. Regular consumption of curry leaves helps in prevention of hair loss, premature graying of hair and strengthens the hair. Making the kids eat curry leaves is always a great challenge; this curry leaves chutney is one easy way to make them eat the same. Do try out this delectable, healthy and super tempting Curry Leaves Chutney/Karuveppilai Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Chutney/Thogaiyal Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Curry Leaves Chutney with step by step photos…

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Tomato Chutney/Thakkali Chutney – Thattu Kadai Thakkali Chutney/Thallu Vandi Thakkali Chutney/ரோட்டுக்கடை தக்காளி சட்னி

We can make different types of Tomato Chutney, this one is another delectable way to make Thakkali Chutney. I always love to try different types of chutney’s, this is one such chutney I came across in a magazine and tried it out. This is one finger licking Tomato Chutney which is perfect accompaniment for idlis and dosas. Do try out this Thakkali Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Chutney/Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Thakkali Chutney with step by step photos…

Monday, 27 January 2020

Bombay Chutney/Besan Chutney/Kadalai Maavu Chutney

Besan Chutney or Kadalai Maavu Chutney, otherwise called as Bombay Chutney is a very easy and quick dish that can be made with very little ingredients and is perfect side dish for Idlis, Dosas, Pooris, Chapathis etc. Bombay Chutney is the South Indian version of Pitla - a traditional Maharashtrian curry made with Besan Flour, onions and green chillies, it is also famous in the regions of Karnataka. This chutney can be prepared without any vegetables, without coconut and the best part is no grinding is involved. But you can add boiled potatoes when making this besan chutney which will taste amazing. Do try out this easy and quick Bombay Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and super delicious Chutneys/Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Bombay Chutney with step by step photos…

Friday, 17 January 2020

Thakkali Kuzhambu/Tomato Kuzhambu/Kongu Thakkali Kuzhambu/Coimbatore Style Thakkali Kuzhambu

Kongu Thakkali Kuzhambu – is a super delicious, spicy and tangy kuzhambu/gravy made with perfect blend of ground spices. I have already posted another easy version of Thakkali Kuzhambu which my mother makes quite often. Do check it out in the link. Do try out this Thakkali Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here and Dals/Sambar/Kootus here.

Here’s how to make Kongu Thakkali Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Pachai Mochai Kuzhambu/Pachai Mochai Puli Kuzhambu/Field Beans Gravy/Fresh Mochai Puli Kuzhambu

Pachai Mochai Puli Kuzhambu is a very healthy, tempting and a lip-smacking Kuzhambu. Since it is the season of fresh mochai/field beans, I thought of sharing with you all this delectable puli kuzhambu, which is also made on Mattu Pongal and served with Paal Pongal and White rice. Do try out this Pachai Mochai Puli Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Kuzhambu varieties here, Dals/Sambars/Kootu/Rasam varieties here and Mochaikottai Masala here.

Here’s how to make Pachai Mochai Puli Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Kondakadalai Kurma/White Channa Kurma Recipe/White Chickpea Kurma - How to make Kondakadalai Kurma

Kondakadalai Kurma/White Channa Kurma is kurma variety made with Kondakadalai and coconut paste as main ingredients along with other spices. It is one healthy and great alternative when you run out of vegetables in your refrigerator. This kurma can be made with black kondakadalai or white kondakadalai. This kurma is a delectable and protein rich kurma that can be served with white rice or with idlis, dosas, chapattis/rotis etc. Do try out this Kondakadalai kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Vegetarian Gravies/Dhals/Kootu varieties here and KurmaVarieties here.

Here’s how to make Kondakadalai Kurma with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu/Vendakkai Kuzhambu/Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu with Coconut/LadiesFinger Tamarind Gravy/Okra Puli Kuzhambu

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu is very popular spicy and tangy gravy served for lunch along with steam cooked white rice in South India. This puli kuzhambu is my favourite because it is made fresh ground masala paste, but if you are in a rush and running out of time, you can very well replace it with red chilli powder and coriander powder. Usually this vendakkai puli kuzhambu is done with shallots/sambar vengayam, but with sky rocketing prices of onions, I have used the regular onions to make the gravy. Do try out this tangy and delicious Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tasty South Indian Kuzhambu/Gravy varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Soya Chunks Kurma/Meal Maker Kurma – How to make Meal Maker Kurma

Soya Chunks Kurma is another interesting, creamy and rich kurma. This irresistible kurma is in the series of Soya Chunks recipe which I have been posting for quite some time. When you run out of vegetables, but still want to make something healthy, tasty and rich, then you have landed in the right recipe. Do try out this Soya Chunks Kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delectable Kurma varieties and Veg Gravies here. Also do check out other Soya Chunks recipes like SoyaChunks 65, Soya Chunks Kola Urundai/Balls, Soya Chunks Stir Fry, Soya ChunksVegetable Curry, Soya Chunks Biryani. For now, let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Soya Chunks Kurma with step by step photos…

Friday, 13 December 2019

Mushroom Kurma/How to make Mushroom Kurma/Kalaan Kurma

Mushroom kurma another easy, rich and creamy kurma , one pot kurma that can be made easily. Mushrooms are very healthy and including it in our diet is important because they contain more than 80% of water and is rich in vitamins and minerals. I have posted earlier some interesting and delightful ways to include mushroom in our diet like MushroomBiryani, Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Do Piaza, Mushroom Pepper Fry, Mushroom 65. Do try out this mushroom kurma and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other vegetarian gravies here.

Other Kurma Varieties that might be of interest…

Here's how to make Mushroom Kurma with step by step photos...

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Kadalai Paruppu Chutney/BengalGram Dal Chutney/Channa Dal Chutney [No Onion/No Tomato]

Today, I am sharing a simple, divine and tasty chutney made with very few basic ingredients available at home. With onion price sky rocketing in India[Chennai], I thought of coming up with a side dish for idlis and dosas that taste yummy, without onions and tomatoes. Do try out this simple and delectable kadalai paruppu chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and easy Chutney/Thogaiyal/Podi varieties here.

Here’s how to make Kadalai Paruppu chutney with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chettinad Kara Chutney/Kara Chutney Recipe/ChettinadOnion &Tomato Kara Chutney/Spicy Red Chutney Recipe

Chetiinad Kara Chutney is a lip-smacking chutney that is instantly loved by anyone and everyone. Kara means spicy, as the name implies it is a spicy and tangy chutney that goes very well with idlis, dosas, uthappam, kuzhipaniyarams, chapatti, rotis etc. Do try out this easy and quick Chettinad Kara Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Chutney and thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chettinad Kara Chutney with step by step photos…


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Dhaniya Chutney/Dhaniya Kaara Chutney/Malli Kara Chuteny/Kothamalli Vidhai Chutney/Coriander Seeds Chutney.


Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very interesting and a perfect accompaniment for idlis and dosas, it is none other than coriander seeds chutney. I have not added coconut, you can also sauté and add grated coconut before grinding. This chutney has excellent flavor and everybody will fall in love with it instantly. Corander seeds are extremely good for health, they have good detox properties, rich in iron and extremely great for digestion. Anyway friends, do try out this delicious and healthy coriander seeds chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do checkout other interesting Chutney and Thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make coriander Seeds Chutney with step by step photos…



Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Spicy Potato Masala/Potato Gravy for Chapathi, Roti or Rice/Potato Curry Recipe/Aloo Curry Recipe/Urulai Kizhangu Masala[South Indian Style]

Today, I am going to share a very simple, basic, spicy & delicious potato curry/masala which is a perfect accompaniment for chapati, roti, phulka or dosa. Though it is a very common recipe that I make several time at home, I realized that I have not posted it yet in my blog. So, here it is, a very simple Potato Masala, especially for beginners and bachelors. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting, quick and simple side dish for rotis/chapatis here.

Here’s how to make Spicy Potato Masala with step by step photos…