Showing posts with label chutney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chutney. Show all posts

November 2, 2014

Kala Chana


Soak kala chana for a few of hours (usually over night).

Boil in a pressure cooker until pressure has build for 5 minutes. Turn stove off and let pressure cooker cool down before opening.

If not using a pressure cooker, boil in a regular pot with plenty of water, check every 15 minutes for consistency of the chana. It should be soft and remain whole, not mushed.

Finely chop red onion.

Add onion and cilantro chutney to the chana.

Enjoy as chaat (tapas, snack).

January 21, 2014



  • poha
  • tomatoes
  • chili
  • red onions
  • cilantro
  • cashews
  • mustard seeds 
  • turmeric powder
  • salt

Purchase poha (flat rice puffs) at an Indian store. The "thick" kind is better.

Rinse poha in a colander.

Chop tomatoes, onions, chilis and cilandro.

Fry mustard seeds on some olive oil.

Add red onion to the mustard seeds.

Chop cashews and leave on the side.

Add tomatoes and chilis.

Add the poha to the mix.

Add turmeric powder and salt.

Garnish with cilantro.

And, crushed cashews.

Serve and enjoy. You can add cilantro chutney as a side sauce.

July 28, 2013


  • Rice puffs (found at the Indian store)
  • Chutney 
  • Dalmuth (different flavors are available)
  • Salsa
  • Red Onion
  • Additional lime if  prefer
  • Combine rice puffs, chutney, dalmuth, and salsa to taste
  • Enjoy as a mid-day snack with chai!

March 31, 2013


Chutney - The Indian Salsa Verde!


  • Cilantro
  • Thai chilis (found in any store)
  • Lime
  • Mango powder (found at any Indian store)
  • Salt

Buy cilantro with strong cilantro smell and wash it.

Put cilantro, Thai chili, lime, mango powder and salt in blender.
Blend thoroughly until puree.
Add more lime, salt, mango powder to taste.
Chutney should not be too liquidy nor too mushy.


Enjoy with samosas and to garnish and add flavor to Indian and Mexican side dishes!