Category Archives: Tangy

Ginger Chutney ( Hasi Shunti Chutney)

IMG_2261Here comes yet another tangy and spicy side dish made from Ginger. Normally, Ginger is used as an aromatic spice in cooking in order to give special flavour to the food. Where as I am using it as main ingredient in this recipe. Hasi shunti is a kannada word (Karnataka, India) used for Ginger and chutney is a spicy condiment made of vegetables with other spices. Ginger is one of the most popular root herb used in cooking and it is the healthiest spice among all spices. Ginger is loaded with nutrients that have powerful benefits for the body and brain, it has a very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well. I learnt this recipe from my aunt, when I tasted it, I loved it. I made little bit changes so that beginners can try this recipe and succeed 🙂 You can serve it with roti, chapati, rice and you can use it as bread spread as well. You will be happy to know that it consumes very less time and you can store it for months. One thing I wanted to share with you that the taste of a dish depends upon when we add natural flavouring agents like ginger during cooking process. If we add it in the beginning, it will give a subtler flavour while add it at the end, it will give a more pungent taste. You can take it as a cooking tip or …..my experience. Let’s see how to prepare the tangy and spicy Ginger chutney.   Continue reading →

Budama kayi Uppinakayi (Dosa kayi Pickle/lemon cucumber Pickle)

BudmakaiBudamakayi or Dosakayi (Indian name) or lemon cucumber is a big spherical cucumber which is very popular in southern part of India. In India, Lemon cucumbers are available during summer season. The mild and pleasant taste is complemented by a cool and crisp texture. It resembles a lemon in appearance, the flavour is little bit sweet and less acidic. Lemon juice or vinegar is to be added to make the pickle little bit sour. It is better to use vinegar which works as preservative for pickles as well. Varieties of dishes can be prepared by using lemon cucumbers, this recipe is one of them. This recipe is a very simple and easy one and more over it consumes very less time and requires very less preparation. The ingredients used in this recipe are commonly available in every kitchen. You can serve it as side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It complements the food with rice, roti, chapati, paratha, upama and all main courses. Let’s see the preparation of hot, tangy and spicy budamakayi uppinakayi.   Continue reading →