Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Breakfast Recipes

VADA CURRY

Vada Curry is a South Indian side dish for Idlis and Dosas. Though we don’t make this frequently I wanted to try this for quite a long time. I have seen this recipe in most South Indian speciality restaurants and is eaten with great relish. You can also serve this with hot Puris and soft Dosas. As it goes this is a Chettinad delicacy and is most popular there. Also some people make it thick or thin gravy a per their taste and convenience. I have heard from my friend whose family is from Chettinad region, the original recipe calls…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, No Onion No Garlic, Raita/Pachadi

ORANGE PEEL PACHADI

I got a box of oranges some time back from a friend’s farm. After making juices, tea and eating lots of it as whole I was left over with piles of peels. Wondering what to do with all these besides using them for face scrub, I got the idea of pachadi from my friend who had made this before. It is a tangy and aromatic pachadi well to go with Idlis, Dosas and Pongal. I made this last week and it was totally delicious. It can be preserved up to 10 days in fridge. This is an easy recipe without…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Chutney

CHOW CHOW PEEL CHUTNEY

  Chow Chow or Chayote is a tasty vegetable which I use in Sambhars, Aviyal, Kootu and Mor Kuzhambu. I also make a coconut based curry with it. While making all these dishes you ought to peel the skin of chow chow. In my house we do not discard the peel but use it in the making of chutneys which is delicious and healthy. You can have it for Idlis, Dosas, Upmas, Adais or even rice. Chayote has no saturated fat hence very less calories. It is rich in minerals, vitamins anti-oxidants and is a rich source of dietary fibre….

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Pickles

ONION THOKKU

Onion Thokku is a tasty side dish to Idlis, Dosas, Chappathis or Curd Rice. I learnt this recipe from a magazine and it was a super hit at home. This thokku calls for using shallots or sambhar onions which has a distinct flavour. Generally this is very apt during travels where there will be talks and enjoyment all over. I have a few recipe of thokku in my blog like Gooseberry Thokku, Tomato Thokku and Mango Thokku. This stays well for over 15 days if stored well in fridge. I have started making this quite often nowadays whenever I find…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa

TIFFIN SAMBHAR

Tiffin Sambhar is a flavourful,aromatic and tasty side dish had with idli,dosa,vada,pongal and some such other tiffin varieties.I have made this hotel style and is made with mixed dals,both toor/pigeon pea lentil and moong/green gram dal.You can add made many veggies but I choose potato and carrot along with onion and tomato.Some people make this sambhar with only moong dal,but when you add toor dal also it adds a nice colour and imparts thickness too.There are many variations of sambhar,but this is the method I follow and is liked by all at home.Do give it a try and let me…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Pickles, Traditional Recipes

PULI INJI

Puli Inji is a very common instant to make side dish for idlis dosas and even curd rice is an instant pickle variety.We also call it as milagai pachadi in our home.It is tamarind based and has lots of green chillies and ginger that go into it.More commonly prepared in festivals and functions this is also a part of keralite cuisine and forms a main place in the menu of ONAM SADYA.I make it normally to go with dosas as hubby is fond of it.My grandmother used to prepare it with only green chillies and I do it her way…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Chutney

POTTUKADALAI CHUTNEY/ROASTED GRAM CHUTNEY

One of the easiest and quickest side dishes for idli, dosa or pongal would be this Pottukadalai Chutney.I am always on the look out of side dishes and when I saw this in an old cook book of my MIL’s I couldn’t help trying out this chutney.This has become a favourite at home now,I have tried this quite a few times now and had an oppurtunity to take photos only last sunday and we had this with pongal.Yes,this chutney made from roasted gramis very tasty and with a nutty feeling.My hubby likes the whole roasted gram which also adds to…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Chettinad Recipes, Chutney

KARA CHUTNEY

Kara means spicy and true to it’s name Kara Chutney is a spicy an tangy chutney best suited for many items like idli,dosa and kuzhi paniyaram.All are very fond of this chutney.This is a chettinad special and I make it often. So when yesterday I made kuzhi paniyarams,I couldn’t resist myself in making this tasty chutney.Usually red chillies are on a higher side in this chutney but you can adjust it to your taste buds.Onions and tomatoes well blended with tamarind and red chilles are perfect as a best combo for dosas and idlis.Do try it and let me know…..

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Chutney

KADAMBA CHUTNEY

Kadama means a mixture and kadamba chutney is a mixture of vegetables sauteed to perfection and blended with spices.I had this chutney at a hotel in kumbakonam when we were visiting temples of our family deity.The taste was so good,that I couldn’t help asking the people who served with what it was made.And when they told it was a mixture of vegetables I was curious and learnt the recipe from them.I tried this at home many a times but had time to click this weekend at leisure.You can have a variety of choice of vegetables other than I have choosen,this…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Chutney

RED COCONUT CHUTNEY

I always look forward to the accompaniments for the main dishes whenever i visit any restuarant.On one such occasion when we all were terribly hungry on our visit to chennai sometime before on road we stopped at Adyar Ananada Bhawan on the highway.The red chutney they served for idli was truly remarkable.It may seem simple sometimes but when right ingredients put in the right propotion turns a simple dish to a royal treat.So when i came home made that very same chutney which was enjoyed by all.So here’s a simple yet spicy chutney coming your way.. Notes You can add…

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Accompaniment for Idly/Dosa, Chutney

LEMON CHILLY CHUTNEY

This lemon chilly chutney is an unusually hot and tangy chutney.Needless to say that it goes well with idlis and dosas and upma too.It requires very few ingredients and apt for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to grate coconut.So when you really want something hot and spicy then go for this lemon chilli chutney.I adapted this recipe from ChitrasFoodBook .Thanks chitra for this wonderful recipe,all at home enjoyed with soft idlis.I made some changes to the original recipe and here it goes.. Notes

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