20 March 2009

the colour of chutney



We made three chutneys and one raita for our last tasting (which reminds me, if anyone is in London and wants to come for a tasting please let us know!)

- classic pudina chutney with mint and coriander
- tomato chutney with mustard seeds, garlic and vinegar
- coconut, coriander and tamarind chutney
- fresh tomato, mint raita with dry roasted cumin seeds

I'm still searching for the perfect chutney for the beef. Freshly cut tomatoes are working really well but I suspect a fresh chutney would give it that oomph. The coconut, coriander, and tamarind chutney was nice but didn't work with the beef - maybe too much coconut. I'm going to try a simple coriander, tamarind chutney with ginger and fresh green chillies. Mathew is convinced that coriander won't work but I got a hunch. And you've got to play your hunch.

13 comments:

mathew said...

definitely not coriander based.

Kachiya Moru - turmeric and mustard flavoured butter milk is just right think (but thickened quite a bit). i'll send you a recipe

sameer said...

i need recipe by tomorrow morning. :D

VxD said...

the chutneys with all the recipe chit chat look yum!

sameer said...

they are yuM!! and fresh. :D

basho said...

you guys can actually cook that stuff from scratch? it looks yum and i'm impressed!! :)

tbaloch said...

Why not make a tomato based chutney?

sameer said...

basho, chutneys always from scratch. :D

tbaloch, are you not reading my posts???? we made a tomato chutney??

sameer said...

mathew was right - coriander is not the way to go. the moru was the right direction.

i think we've found the winner - i made a cucumber pachadi for today's tasting - basically a south indian raita with grated cucumber and mustard seed/cumin seed/curry leaves seasoning. definitely mooli madly deeply.

tbaloch said...

sorry Sameer, since I was going through my vegetarian phase this past week my memory has deserted me. I have no beef with you. In fact I can't wait to taste your beef and tomato. Beefly yours, Teebee

Gautam said...

@mathew. And the Mallu invasion continues... :)

Ishila said...

There's a lovely chutney they do at rasa samudra- it feels like tomato and onion blended.. you could try that on for size..

Anonymous said...

I am a customer of moolis and as well as Kati roll which is in Poland street....i have been there both places but i prefer Kati roll rather than Moolis....sory moolis is modern versace of buretto.....

Anonymous said...

I am a customer of moolis and as well as Kati roll which is in Poland street....i have been there both places but i prefer Kati roll rather than Moolis....sory moolis is modern versace of buretto.....