Thenghai Thayir Pachadi ~ Coconut Yogurt Pachadi

This is a quick and easy coconut chutney from Chandra Padmanabhan’s cookbook Dakshin – Vegetarian cuisine from South India. She listed this pachadi under salads but I think it would pair well with idli, pongal and upma. I made this pachadi to go with ven pongal as part of my Buffet on Table, month long […]

Simple Telugu Bhojanam ~ Telugu Thali from Telangana

For the last & 6th day of Indian states for Buffet on Table, I have a simple everyday meal from my home state of Telangana. Past few days leading up to the marathon, there was lot of chatter on Whatsapp by fellow marathoners about the thalis each one was preparation for Indian states. To keep […]

Kobbari (Coconut) Pachadi

Pachadi or chutney is a condiment served with rice or with idli, dosa and vadas. There are two kinds of pachadulu (plural); the ones that have a long shelf life, last for months and upto a year and, the ones that are made fresh by sauteing vegetables or fruits and then ground to paste. The […]

Easy Coconut Chutney

This is a quick and easy chutney that can be put together in matter of minutes. This chutney goes well with idli, dosa, ven pongal and even goli baji. I made the chutney to serve with goli baje or Mangalore bajji. Most of the online sources suggested serving goli bajji with coconut chutney and this […]

Thecha, a Spicy Condiment from Maharashtra

Thecha is a spicy condiment from Maharashtra, India. Thecha is prepared across the state and preparation varies slightly from household to household. The main ingredient is chilies; red or green chilies, followed by garlic. The other ingredients that can be used are cumin, sesame seeds and coconut. Chilies are toasted in oil and ground to […]

Baba Ganoush with Pita Chips

Next combo for this week is an appetizer from Lebanon; baba ganoush with pita chips. Baba ganoush is an eggplant dip prepared with tahini. Pulp of roasted eggplant is blended with tahini and seasoned to taste. It is usually served with pita bread and I chose to serve it with some pita chips. Since I […]

Coriander Mint Chutney ~ Dhania Pudina Chutney

Dhania pudina chutney is a chutney with fresh coriander mint and green chilies. It makes an excellent dip for fritters, kebabs and a great spread for sandwiches & wraps. Jump to Recipe or Pin It for later Upate – Images in the post are re-edited and resized to fit the current template. Old images were […]

Sour Cream Spread

I made sour cream spread for the tomato basil bread I baked for day 1 of Tame the Yeast theme. I did not have any vegetables that day so made a simple sandwich by spreading this on the tomato basil bread. Some cold cut meats such as ham, salami or prosciutto would make excellent meats […]

Belgium Stoemp for Food of the World

This month Food of the World is halting in Belgium. Belgium cuisine varies from region to region and is also influenced by neighboring countries, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Belgium is known for its chocolates, waffles and bear. Ingredients used in Belgium cuisine are regional and seasonal. Potatoes, leeks, gray shrimp, Belgium endive are common […]

Russia – Baklazhannaia Ikra ~ Poor Man’s Caviar

The day before we started this marathon I told Mr.U I was going to be busy the next one month as I will be on a virtual culinary world tour and he asked if I was stopping in Russia. He said I should not upset President Putin’s and be in his good books as he […]

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