Hunase Chigali

Hunase Chigali

I have fond memories of spending my summer holidays with my cousins in my maternal grandfather’s house. That was the time when we played, ate, sang, and roamed around to our heart’s content. What a … [Read more...]


Amatekayi Uppinakayi

This recipe is a pickle prepared using Hog Plums. My mother used to narrate a story regarding a household wherein there would be many jars with Mango / Mavinakayi, Gooseberry / Nellikayi, Amatekayi / … [Read more...]


Andhra Gongura Thokku

A spicy chutney prepared using either red or green Sorrel leaves. Cuisine: Andhra Pradesh. Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Bunches Gongura 1tbsp Bengal Gram 1tsp … [Read more...]


Bettada Nellikayi Rasa

Whole Indian Gooseberries pickled in raw Tamarind extract.  Bettada Nellikayi Rasa pickle is prepared in regions of Mysore and Bangalore. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 1 Hour Picture - … [Read more...]


Hagalkayi Uppinakayi

Spicy, sour, and bitter pickle prepared using Bitter gourd and Green Chilies. Time Required: 15 Minutes + Maturing time Ingredients: 1 Hagalkayi / Bitter Gourd 10 Green Chilies 1tsp … [Read more...]


Kavalikayi Uppinakayi

Kavalikayi is also known as Karonda, Natal Plum, or Carissa. The fruit is small and oval in shape with a sharp taste. Perfect for pickling! Time Required: 20 Minutes + Maturing … [Read more...]


Ker Sangri Pickle

This pickle from Rajasthan is very different from any other pickle you would have tasted. This pickle is prepared using the local berry Ker and bean Sangri. I tasted the pickle in one of the … [Read more...]


Cut Mango Pickle

This pickle recipe is shared by my Mami / Aunt, who is an expert in pickling. Time Required: 2 hours + Maturing time Ingredients: 5 Cups Raw Mango pieces 1 Cup Salt 1 ¼ Cup Red Chili … [Read more...]


Stuffed Red Chili Pickle

This pickle from Uttar Pradesh looks hot but tastes cool. Time Required: 30 Minutes + Maturing time Ingredients: 20 large Red Chilies 2 Cups Mustard Oil or Sunflower Oil For the … [Read more...]



This pickle recipe is from the kitchens of Andhra. Time Required: 40 Minutes + Maturing time … [Read more...]


Green Chilies Pickle

Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 20 thin long Green Chilies / Byadagi variety is the best for this pickle Juice of 3 Lemon 1/4 tsp Hing / Asafoetida 1/2 tsp Methi / Fenugreek … [Read more...]


Stuffed Green Chili Pickle

Green Chili Pickle is served with Roti or Paratha in North India. I remember my friend in college who was from Agra used get to plain Paratha roasted in Oil, Sookha Aloo Sabzi and one single big … [Read more...]


Mavinakayi Thokku

Chutney prepared using Raw Mangoes. This can be preserved for a long time. Ingredients: 2 Big Raw Mangoes 2 – 4 tbsp Chili Powder 1tsp Fenugreek Seeds ¼ tsp Hing / Asafoetida 1tsp … [Read more...]


Citron Pickle

Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Heralehannu / Citron 2 – 3 tbsp Chili Powder 2tsp Mustard Powder ½ tsp Hing / Asafoetida ½ tsp Turmeric Powder 2tbsp Salt For the … [Read more...]

Tamarind Thokku

Tamarind Thokku

Raw Tamarind Chutney, which can be stored for a very long time.  Tamarind Thokku is prepared in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Ingredients: 10 Raw Tamarind 2tbsp Salt 5 – 8 Green Chilies ½ … [Read more...]


Bettadanellikayi Uppinakayi

Pickle prepared using Indian Gooseberry. Ingredients: 2 Cups Nellikayi / Indian Gooseberry pieces ½ Cup Salt boiled in 1 Cup water 2tsp Mustard Powder 1tsp Menthya / Methi / Fenugreek … [Read more...]


Nimbehannina Thokku

Chutney prepared using Lemons. This can be stored for a longer period. Ingredients: 10 Lemons 1tsp Hing / Asafoetida 10 - 15 Green Chilies 1tsp Roasted and Powdered Menthya / Methi / … [Read more...]


Whole Lemon Pickle

I had an school friend who was a Kerala Iyer and we used to have lunch together. Her lunch box always contained watery curd rice with one whole yellow Lemon pickle dunked into it. Yumm! Mouth … [Read more...]


Mango Green Chilies Pickle

Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR) introduced a Mango pickle with Green Chilies in the summer of 2003 and discontinued the product after a few months.  We had liked the taste of this unique combination and … [Read more...]