Tomato Pachadi (Tomato Chutney) – 1

This is a recipe Amma learnt from one of her friends and is very popular in our extended family. It stays fresh for about 3 months and makes a yummy side dish for idles and dosas. This pachadi can be made with both green and red tomatoes. I am posting this recipe at the request of Rama, my cousin. The photo is from when she made this pachadi. Thanks, Rama. And Lopa, as I promised pics will accompany all recipes from now on. 🙂 Ingredients Tomatoes – 1/2 Kg Methi/Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp Chilli Powder – 3 tbsp Salt – 1.5 tbsp...

Pappu Koora

This dish is so very easy-to-make, and  my stand by for the days when I don’t have any veggies at home. Ingredients Chana Dal/Senaga Pappu – 1 Cup Grated Coconut – 1/3 Cup Red Chillies – 3 or 4 Udad Dal – 1 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing – 1 Pinch Oil – 1 tsp Salt to taste Curry Leaves – A few Method Soak the chana dal with 2 Cups water for about 30 mins. Pressure the chana dal for 1 whistle or till the dal is just cooked. Drain the dal completely of water and set aside. In a...

Menthi Kura Pappu | Andhra Style Methi Dal

I absolutely love Methi and never miss an opportunity to cook with it. One of my favourite dishes to make with it is Menthi Kura Pappu or Andhra Style Methi Dal. Menthi Kura Pappu is is very different from the normal dals because it is a slightly sweet, spicy, and bitter, all at the same time. As a result, it is full of flavour and the best part is that it brings out the best taste of Methi. You can eat this dal with both rotis and rice. If you love methi as I do, try these Gujarati recipes that celebrate...