“Fried” Onion Chutney

There are hundreds of chutneys that I make, mainly to pair with the main dish cooked for breakfast. One of my favourites is onion chutney. It has a combination of sweetness, sourness and spiciness that makes it a great combo with bland dishes like idli and dosa. Each of these chutneys have several variations. It…

Eggplant Chutney

I never tire of reciting this anecdote. A few years ago, I had a young colleague over for lunch. Amongst other dishes, Hari had made an eggplant curry. When my friend saw this, he declared that he HATED eggplant. And refused to touch it. I felt really bad that I could not serve my friend…

Maharashtra Chilli Garlic Chutney

I normally have a cooked breakfast like idli (split black gram and rice dumpling) or dosa (split black gram and rice crepe) at least twice a week. Both these dishes are bland. I therefore like a spicy chutney or sambar (lentil soup) as an accompaniment. Many people prefer the bland coconut chutney to go with…