Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney

I was inspired to post this recipe for Green Tomato Chutney because of my DH and my daughters’ vegetable garden. During early spring, they started their own vegetable garden. It was their first vegetable garden, so TEE and ‘S’ were very excited. They had planted one of each vegetables (tomato, eggplant, hot pepper, sweet pepper […]

How to Make Clarified Butter (Ghee) from Heavy Cream

Heavy Cream Clarified Butter

I grew up watching my mom make clarified butter (ghee) at home. Daily she would boil the milk (a necessity because of the warmer climate in India), collect the cream that would form on the top and freeze it. Then after she had collected enough over the course of days, she would whip it into […]

Pineapple Chutney


This recipe for Pineapple Chutney is perfect for those pineapples, which look good and ripe on the outside, and the inside  is nothing but sour and hatefully tangy. I hate eating those and I know you must hate it too. During one such occasion when I was expressing my frustration, my dear friend Madhavi gave […]

Mangalorean Mango Pickle

"Mangalorean Mango Pickle

Mangalorean Mango Pickle…yum! Need I say more? Just the thought of it releases fond memories of my mom making batches of it during summer in preparation for Monsoon. A spoonful of this pickle with rice soup (ghanji) was and still is an ultimate comfort food for me. Like everything else my mom inherited this recipe […]

Asian Chili and Garlic Paste

"Asian Chili Paste"

I am always looking for recipes that I can make quickly, store and use to  add flavor to other dishes. I found this recipe for Asian Chili and Garlic Paste in the Weight Watchers (February 2012) magazine and decided to try it. Since my girls were born, I have avoided adding a lot of spice […]

Cranberry Chutney


I love cranberry sauce by itself, but I can’t bring myself to pair it up with turkey as I personally feel its too sweet for my taste. So couple of years back after a web search, I came across this delightful recipe for “cranberry chutney” and since then have been making it every year for […]

Fresh Coconut Chutney (Tarai Chutney)

coconut chutney

Ooh…just writing about this recipe is making my mouth water. It is the famous coconut chutney also known as “Tarai Chutney” in Tulu. It is one of those timeless and classic south Indian condiments and every region in south India has their own versions of it.  Just like ketchup is to fries, so is coconut […]