Category Dips and Chutneys

Tamarind chutney

1 block tamarind (250grams) 1 bottle white vinegar (500ml) 1 bottle tomato sauce (500ml) 1/2 cup methi masala 1/2 cup sugar (alternate sugars should work well too) 1 teaspoon salt 4 sliced green chilies 8 garlic cloves crushed curry leaves 2 tablespoons mustard seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Soak amli in white vinegar. Drain and […]

Green dip

This is the dip you get at the Spice Market, with the pappad platter. 1 bunch of mint leaves (get the Lebanese mints as it has a richer flavour) 1 bunch of coriander leaves 2 green chillies 1/2 inch piece of ginger Add 2 cloves of garlic if you like the garlicky taste. Grind the […]

Tomato dip

The only dishes I would ever make are those that require minimum preparation and are not messy. So here are some quick dips you can have with veggie sticks, tortilla chips, or as a spread on bread. 2 ripe medium size tomatoes quartered 2 medium size onions quartered A few dry roasted peanuts for crunchiness […]

green chutney

Need a quick dip to go with snacks? This one’s an easy recipe that gives a fresh kick to any dish. fresh coriander (about 1 medium-sized bunch) fresh mint and parsley (about 1/2 the amount of the coriander, each) 3-4 whole green chillies (depending on how spicy you like it) 5 cloves garlic (or more […]