Chutney Pudi / Chutney Powder

 Chutney pudi all of you know south indian famous powder.. can be had with dosa , idli .. it matches any tiffin... also goes along well with white rice (hot plain rice with 1 tsp oil n chutney powder ) and there are many variations for this powder in differnt houses .... in differnt states.

  • 2 cups (100 grms ) Chana dal / Bengal gra

    m / Kadale bele
  • 1 Cup (50 grms) Urad dal / Black gram / Uddina bele
  • 1 & 1/2 cups - Red Byadagi chillies
  • 1/2 Cup Curry leaves / Kari Bevu soppu
  • 1 Cup Dry Grated Coconut / Dessicated / Vankobri 
  • Tamarind Paste(2 tbsp.) or soaked chunks / Huli (1/2 cup & cooked )
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing / Ingu
  • Jaggery / Bella to taste
  • Oil - 5 tbsp
  • Seasalt / Kalu uppu - to taste 
  • Heat wok (kadai) / pan roast bengal gram & black gram till light golden color separately. Make a nice powder and keep aside
  • In the same wok roast chilies on low flame & keep aside
  • Wash the curry leaves and dry fry for few minutes & keep aside
  • Fry coconut for few seconds on low flame
  • Mix all with salt (to taste) and make a nice powder using mixer / blender and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a small pan then add tamarind Paste OR tamarind chunks soaked and pressure cook mash the tamarind pulp using hand and add it into the pan gently. Mix well in the oil cook for few mins & remove from the flame, cool it and add it into powder mix by using hand or blend once it will mix properly along with jaggery & hing.
Serve with dosa, idli or white hot plain rice.

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Vegetable Puff

Check out this from one of my snack lists. It came out awesome. This you will get it in a Bakery especially in India. This is a very popular evening snack. Its healthy & as well as heavy. When i was making this i remembered my childhood days when we used to go out to bakeries to eat this. Everyday we need some snack in the evening. Thought to try it. My son loved it a lot. Its Crispy and a with mixture of potato & mixed veggies.

  • Puff Pastry Sheets - 1 packet ( available in the freezer section of most grocery stores or supermarkets)
  • Potatoes - 6 boiled & mashed
  • Onion - 1, chopped
  • Green Peas - 1/4 cup boiled
  • Carrots - 1/4 chopped boiled
  • Green chilli paste or green chillies, chopped - 2 or 1 tsp
  • Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder or paprika - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric a pinch
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice (if req)
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • Take out the pastry sheets from the freezer, keep it normal temp about 45 mints
  • In the meanwhile prepare the curry. Heat oil in a wok / kadai, add jeera seeds when they sizzle, add onions fry till done
  • Add turmeric, green chillies or paste, ginger, mashed potatoes & peas, carrot & mix well
  • Add salt, chilli powder, garam masala mix well
  • Add lemon juice and garnish coriander leaves. Keep aside
  • Cut the pastry sheets into rectangle shape and fill in the 2 or 3 tsbn potato mixture in the one side of the sheet and cover the other side with the help of water
  • Preheat the oven at 400F and place the puffs in baking tray for about 30 minutes till golden color & crispy
Serve hot with ketchup or chutney

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Sev Dahi Puri

Again Mouthwatering Chaat Sev Dahi Batata Puri and Sev Batata Puri. This is specially i have made a bit differently which gives a different taste too. In mysore, there is a chaat house near my house. This recipe resembles the chaat from that chaat house. We used to go and have eat very often in that chaat shop. If you have made Masal Puri(Recipe is here), use the masala on top of mashed potatoes and put in all the ingredients one by one to the puri. later put dahi, sev and coriander to garnish.Tastes really good , try it out ....I feel the picture hasn't come out so well, but you gotta try the taste... if you have leftovers masala puri masala, you can use again on some other day in Sev Dahi Puri OR You can make normal one like mashed potatoes, onions, dahi, chutneys, sev. Used to have this Sev Batata puri in mumbai regularly.


  • Puffed Puri / Pani Puri -Puri's - 1 packet(Available in indian grocery store)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Finely chopped Onion
  • Masala Puri (Masala)
  • Dahi / Yogurt / Curds
  • Green Chutney Or Mint Chutney
  • Sweet Tamarind Chutney
  • Salt
  • Chaat Masala
  • Jeera powder
  • Red Chilli powder
  • Fine Sev
  • Coriander / Cilantro, chopped
  • Take a puri's which have puffed
  • Make a hole on one side with thumb finger
  • Arrange the individual puris in the serving plate
  • Fill in bit of mashed potatoes, masala puri's masala 2 tsp, onions
  • Pour curds / dahi and sprinkle salt, chaat masala, red chilli powder, jeera powder, tamarind chutney, chilli chutney
  • Garnish sev & coriander
  • Serve immediately
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