For any breakfast like dosa, idli, chapati ... side dish is very important. Each breakfast dish has its own combination. This recipe is chutney for idli. Many years ago my friend prepared this chutney, it tastes exactly like hotel/restaurant chutney. Simple yet delicious :)
The taste of chutney prepared using the vegetables are so heavenly and healthy. Simple yet finger-licking chutneys can be prepared using any vegetable of your choice, to name a few cabbage, carrot, cauliflower….. I am sharing the Ridge Gourd /heerekayi chutney recipe here. You might have eaten the chutney using the ridge gourd peels, here i am using the whole vegetables. It is a must try chutney goes well with hot rice with little ghee/oil, dosey, idli, rotti, rotis…
There are many ways we can prepare the coconut chutney. Coconut chutney is part and parcel of south indian families, for every breakfast goes well with this chutney. Our todays chutney is traditionally prepared as a side dish to the rice poori/akki poori . For this chutney we don’t add tamarind or even coriander leaves. It is very simple to make yet so delicious.
This is that time of the year, you see varieties of tomatoes at farmer’s market. You will find the best tasting tomatoes which are grown locally here at the farmer’s market. Fresh and flavorful. Why I am talking about these tomatoes?… one thing, you cannot resist buying the fresh tomatoes in bulk. Secondly, picture of our family enjoying the whole wheat bread sandwich with a layer of Tomato thokku/Tomato pickle, sliced onions, cucumber and avocado. Mouthwatering huh? I know, that is why I get these tomatoes and prepare the ultimate thokku. Food for travel ? this tomato thokku is the best one.