Category Archives: Chutneys
Onion chutney or vengaya chutney is an excellent side dish for idlis and dosas and is made without the use of coconut. Since onion is the main ingredient and no coconut is used, this chutney does not get spoilt quickly and can be carried along with idlis during long distance travel. Onion chutney is a perfect accompaniment and a common side dish in South Indian homes for idlis and dosas.
Raw mango chutney also called as mango thogayal in Tamil Nadu is prepared with raw mango and coconut as the main ingredients. It goes well with idlis, dosas as well as rice. You can try adding garlic which also tastes excellent. Seasoning with urad dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves gives more flavour to this tangy mango chutney.
Mint or pudina chutney is a popular and basic chutney made by fresh pudina leaves and coriander leaves as the basic ingredients. It can be used as a side dip for various Indian snacks like kababs, tikkas, samosas or cutlets. Mint chutney is a perfect dipping sauce for various Indian snacks like samosas, cutlets, tikkas and also serves as a spread for sandwiches.
Onion tomato chutney is a very delicious accompaniment for idlis, dosas and other South Indian snacks. It is very easy and simple to make and it can be stored in refrigerator upto 3 days.
Heerekai chutney made from the peels of ridgegourd, coconut and tamarind. It is a good accompaniment for hot rice and dosas. Ridgegourd is called as peerkangai in Tamil and turai in hindi. It is low in fat and high in dietary fibre, vitamin C and iron. It also helps in strengthening your immune system against any infection.
Coconut chutney is a delicious chutney made of coconut and spices and it is best served with idlis, dosas, upma, pongal or vadas. It is a South Indian spicy chutney and makes a great accompaniment for many South Indian delicacies. Coconut chutney when tempered with spices adds to the taste and flavour.