Cranberry Pachadi (Cranberry Chutney)

Cranberries are in season during the holidays and are used to make cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. All the stores carry cranberries and I over-zealously bought a big bag for myself. I wanted to make some cranberry sauce for my Thanksgiving series and even found a recipe that I liked. But cranberry sauce is usually served with turkey and I was not sure which vegetarian dish goes well with cranberry sauce. So decided against making it. Now I had the whole bag staring at me from the fridge. So I froze half of the cranberries for later use (at least they…

Carrot-Onion Chutney

Blogging Marathon# 41: Week 4/ Day 1 Theme: BM Pair (Sujatha Ram) Dish: Carrot-Onion Chutney For the last week of marathon, we are cooking from our fellow marathoner. I got paired with Sujatha Ram who blogs at Indian Veg Kitchen. Sujatha is a relatively new blogger, but has quite a few authentic and delicious vegetarian dishes. I have many of her traditional desserts bookmarked and wanted to make at least one for this week, but with my husband travelling, I didn’t want to eat the calories all by myself.

Tomato Chutney from Tripura & Green Chili Chutney from Mizoram

Mosdeng Serma from Tripura: This was one of the simplest tomato chutney recipes I have ever made, with very few ingredients; tomatoes, onions, garlic and chilies. We can taste all of the ingredients in the chutney which are otherwise weighed down by tamarind and the tempering that are usually added in South Indian style chutneys. This chutney can be eaten with rice, roti or even as a sandwich spread. Recipe adapted from PJ. Hmarcha Rawt — Roasted Green Chili Chutney from Mizoram: I actually wanted to make this chutney for Mizoram, but changed my mind and made this simple steamed…

Mango Chutney

Blogging Marathon# 33: Week 2/ Day 1 Theme: Favorite Celebrity Chef Recipes Dish: Mango Chutney We are starting 2nd week of blogging marathon# 33 today and my theme for this week is ‘Favorite Celebrity Chef Recipes’. For the first day, I have Alton Brown’s Mango chutney that I actually made couple of months ago in the middle of summer. Saved it in the drafts and totally forgot about it. Alton Brown is one of my favorite chef / cook on Food Network. I love to watch Good Eats show where he explains the science of cooking in a way that…

Onion Pachadi/ Chutney

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter O Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: O for Onion Pachadi (Chutney)/ Ullipaya Pachadi Letter O literally threw a curve ball at me. I couldn’t think of a single ingredient or dish that starts with O. I had Ooragaya (pickle) written down in my list, but had no intentions of making any because I had so many pickles that had to be used up and I didn’t want to make anything new.

Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi (Sesame-Green Mango Chutney)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter N Theme: A-Z Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: Nuvvulu-Mamidikaya Pachadi (Sesame-Green Mango Chutney) Letter N stands for veggies like Nuvvulu (sesame seeds), Nimmakaya (lemon), Nethi Beerakaya (fuzzy gourd) etc. N also stands for Neyyi or ghee which when added on hot dal and steamed rice makes it taste out of this world.

Dosakaya Pachadi (Cuke Lemon Chutney)

Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter D Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh Dish: D for Dosakaya Pachadi Letter D stands for veggies like Dondakaya (ivy gourd), Dosakaya (cuke lemon). D also stands for dishes like Dappalam which is a spicy, tangy stew made with toor dal and an assortment of veggies. Daddojam, spiced curd rice or Dalcha, a Hyderabadi lentil dish and so on. I decided to make a traditional chutney recipe using dosakaya (cuke lemon). This is a very quick and simple chutney to make. Dosakaya is not cooked, it is finely chopped and mixed into ground tempering. A…