Mussel molho (Spicy and tangy Goan Mussel pickle)

Molho is a Portuguese word, meaning sauce. The sauce here in this recipe, is a bright red, spicy & tangy pickle with a hint of sweetness. The mussels take on the flavors of this pickle, making it a delicious accompaniment to any meal!
This Molho is a delicate balance of sweet/tangy and spicy flavor tones . The yummy mussels add another dimension to the already well rounded recipe. If you are an avid sea food lover and pickle’s are one of your weaknesses, then this recipe will sure end up as one of your most treasured indulgences. Continue reading →

Coconut chutney for Idli & Dosa’s

Sharing a quick & easy chutney recipe for idli & dosa’s! This one is a basic coconut chutney that is chock full of flavors, and one without which Idli’s would be rather bland. The trio of Sambhar, coconut chutney & idli is like a trinity of a perfect South Indian breakfast. Some people also like podi powder drizzled with coconut oil on their Idli’s.

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Spicy and tangy South Indian tomato chutney

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Tomato chutney is one of my recent favorite chutney’s to accompany idli’s and dosa’s. It is tangy from the flavor of the tomatoes itself and some chilli powder adds a nice heat.

I have always had dosa’s and idli’s with the usual coconut chutney or the green coconut chutney coz that is what it is served along with in most restaurants, in Mumbai atleast. I discovered this chutney only when I started working and one of my South Indian colleague  who was also the head of one of the departments, had got it for lunch. As we always sit to share our lunch, I tasted some and loved it. It was nice and tangy with a little heat from the after taste. I got in touch with her through Whatsapp lately and she was kind enough to share the recipe again, she had shared the recipe that time as well, but I hadn’t been smart enough to jot it down. I just made it once and forgot about it! Continue reading →


3 essential chutneys for Indian chaat snacks

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The 3 essential chutneys i.e. Date-tamarind sweet chutney, cilantro-mint green chutney & red chilli garlic chutneys are the most important elements in any Indian chaat snack. Basically chaat is incomplete without these chutneys, it would be rather bland. Continue reading →

Cilantro-mint (dhania-pudina)chutney for chaat

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Cilantro (coriander)-mint chutney also known as green chutney or hari chutney in Hindi is one of the most versatile chutneys in India. This chutney is a must accompaniment for chaats, and other snacks like pakoda’s, kachori’s, samosa’s, as a sandwich spread and the likes! Continue reading →

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