Red Bell Pepper Chutney

The rains haven’t stopped since a week, to say that I am aching for some sunlight this Spring season would be an understatement. Mother Nature, we seriously need some sunshine! Wanting something to spice up the otherwise dull gloomy morning, I searched for inspiration, as always with a wide open refrigerator door. This being a…

Green Bell Pepper/Capsicum Chutney

The sun glowed gloriously outside the window.Lying in bed watching the light and shadow effect , I longed to get up and try some cooking, yet my recent surgery did not permit much mobility as yet, so I lay down and watched some more. The ache to eat something spicy after being on liquid diet…

Carrot Chutney

The baby carrots that I had bought a week ago, stared at me from the refrigerator, they were among the list of ‘Spring Food’ to eat raw, in my list of healthy foods for the season.It has been raining on & off this season, so the temps remained pretty low, more towards the cooler side,…

CRANBERRY THOKKU ( Spicy Cranberry Relish)

“ It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is inedible without it. ” ~ Alistair Cooke A little bit of the History on how Cranberries happen to be on the Thanksgiving table each…

SWEET & SPICY APPLE CHUTNEY

SWEET & SPICY APPLE CHUTNEY Apples are the most popular temperate-zone fruit in the world. With modern storage techniques, they are available year round, but for real apple fanciers there is no time like autumn,when they appear in fresh markets,roadside stalls or for picking in farms.The Apple picking season is in full swing in the…

TOMATO CHUTNEY

TOMATO CHUTNEY Ingredients: For seasoning: 1.Oil- 3 tsp. 2.Channa dhal- 1/2 tsp. 3.Uradh dhal -1/2 tsp. 4.Curry leaves – 3-4. 5.Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp 6.Jeera/Cumin seeds- a pinch. Other ingredients: 6.Onion-1 big( finely sliced) 7.Tomatoes-2(chopped) 8.Cilantro/Coriander leaves- 1/2 a bunch 9.Chilli powder-3/4 tsp 10.Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp 11.Tamarind paste- 1/4 tsp 12.Salt- to taste. Method: 1.Heat oil…