Chayote is commonly known as Chow Chow or bengalur kathrikai inTamil Nadu. It belongs to the gourd family. It’s low in calories and is a very rich source of dietary fibre, B complex vitamins and minerals. Generally the flesh of the vegetable is only used for cooking. But the peel which is usually discarded has lotRead more about Chow Chow Peel Thogaiyal … Read More!
Mint leaves are known as pudina in Tamil and Hindi. It’s a very aromatic herb and has a fresh flavour. It’s rich in vitamin A, folate, calcium and potassium. It has lot of health benefits too. Mint leaves aids digestion, enhance weight loss, good for the liver, helps to reduce bad breath, relieves cold andRead more about Mint Mango and Coconut Chutney … Read More!
I learnt this recipe from my dear friend Sunitha many years back. We were in Muscat that time. I and few of my friends had gone to her house for a coffee morning meet. This was a very popular routine among our friends group. Once in a while we used to meet up is friend’sRead more about Cabbage Chutney… Read More!
Paruppu thogayal is one of the very popular variety of chutney from the South Indian cuisine. It’s basically made with tuvar dal. Today I have added red capsicum along with the tuvar dal to make the thogayal to make it more healthier and interesting. The colour, the flavour and the texture of the thogayal wasRead more about Capsicum Paruppu Thogayal… Read More!
Today, after a long time I made thenga thogaiyal ( a type of coconut chutney). Generally tamarind is added to give a sharpness and sour flavour to this thogaiyal. But today, instead of tamarind, I added raw mango to make more healthier and interesting. Everyone at home liked it very much and am happily sharingRead more about Thenga Manga Thogaiyal… Read More!
Wood apple is known as vilampazham in Tamil. It’s usually offered as prasad on Ganesh Chaturthi. It has lot of health benefits and it’s very rich in minerals like iron, phosphorus and calcium. It’s also a rich source of vitamin B and citric acid. The pulp of the ripe wood apple is mixed with jaggeryRead more about Wood Apple Chutney… Read More!
Tamarind is known as Puli in Tamil. Tamarind rice is a very popular variety rice dish from Tamil Nadu. Tamarind rice is made by mixing cooked rice with reduced tamarind sauce. This reduced tamarind sauce is called as Pulikaichal ( puli means tamarind and kaichal means the process of reduction). Pulikaichal can be stored forRead more about Pulikaichal… Read More!
Ridge gourd ( Sponge Gourd) is called as Peerkangai in Tamil and Torai in Hindi. Biologically ridge gourd is referred to as Luffa acutangula. It’s a ridged and dark green veggie with white pulp inside. And thogaiyal means chutney. Peerkangai thogaiyal is a traditional, very easy to make and very healthy dish that can beRead more about Peerkangai Thogaiyal … Read More!
Ginger is called as allam in telugu and pachadi is a chutney or pickle. Allam pachadi is a very famous dish from Andhra cuisine. It’s generally made during winters and during rains as ginger generates lot of heat in the body and also builds up body immunity. As it generates lot of heat, it isRead more about Allam Pachadi … Read More!
Cherries are one of the very low calorie fruits; however, are rich source of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Both sweet as well as tart cherries are packed with numerous health benefiting compounds that are essential for wellness. Today I made a tangy and a spicy chutney with cherries. It tasted really good and can beRead more about Cherry Chutney… Read More!