Mum’s Mango Chutney which turned out to be Dad’s recipe

There is this accompaniment – a mango chutney or chamandi as it is known in Malayalam – which was and is a household favourite, to die for. So, with Mum at home, we decided to revive old traditions and boy oh boy, did it vanish in seconds ! 2 raw green mangoes (the sourer and…

Vasu’s Tomato Chutney

… to go with dosas … crisp dosas and this piquant accompaniment … 1 tomato 2 big onions a knob of ginger, about a cm all round 1 clove garlic 2 to 3 sprigs fresh coriander curry leaves salt Fry all of the above in a bit of oil, cool a bit and grind to…

Vasu’s Coconut Chutney

Simple, and whipped up in a flash. In India, and breakfast is all things South Indian, which means dosas, idlis … and today, adais for breakfast. I watched her deftly prepare the accompaniment, and here is the how. 1 cup freshly grated coconut 1 pod garlic bit of fresh ginger, one and a half times…

An Indian Breakfast that never got made … Chez Rosalyn Mary, Coonoor

Pesarattu or Dhal Dosa Whole green moong dhal, sprouted Half and half of split yellow and green moong dhal A handful of rice (for crispness) Red chili Ginger A pinch of hing or asephoetida Salt Onions, coriander and curry leaves, finely chopped Soak the dals overnight. Grind to a fine paste with the rice, chili,…