March 17, 2014

Celebration Time ! Bloggers HOLI fest with Colorful Chutneys !

Happy Holi to all my dear Readers !



Holi is a celebration of colors and also known as spring festival. It is celebrated in the end of winter season on the last moon day of the lunar month, which usually falls in the month of march or sometimes in the late February. Holi is normally celebrated with special sweets like Gujiya, mathiri, malpuas and chilled drink Thandai. I always wonder why Holi is not very popular in Tamilnadu. During my childhood days, I used to feel that  Holi is a North Indian festival coz we don't have holiday and none plays with colorful powders other than my north Indian friends. It used be always a story time in our class after the holi day, our friends shares all their happy Holi moments and we used to enjoy a lot.

Our city is filled with lots of colorful people today... To make 2014 Holi very special, we had decided for a Holi Virtual Party by few bloggers - "Bloggers Holi Fest " - Celebration of colors with colorful foods". It's all about sharing colorful foods with each other to celebrate this fun filled festival.

 Here is my special colorful holi party with colorful Chutneys !


Kothamalli /coriander Chutney :


Ingredients :
  • 1 Bunch coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 Onion, big, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, big chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • small piece of Tamarind
  • 8 garlic pods
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Cup water
Thalimpu :
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Urad dal
Method :
  • Add coriander leaves, onion, tomato, garlic, ginger and salt in a mixer Grinder.
  • Grind to smooth paste by adding 1 cup water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by the ground paste.
  • Simmer the flame and cook for 7-10 minutes or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Remove from the flame and serve with Idly or Dosa.


White Onion & Groundnut chutney :


Ingredients :
  • 2 White Onions, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Groundnut
  • 4 - 5 green chillies
  • small piece of Tamarind
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Water, as needed

For Thalimpu :
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tsp Urad dal
  • Few curry leaves
Method :
  • Heat oil in a pan add add chopped onions.
  • Saute for 4-5 minutes and remove from the flame, keep aside.
  • Add groundnuts to the same pan and fry them for another 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the flame and repeat the procedure for green chillies and tamarind.
  • Add all the sautéed Ingredients in a mixer grinder and grind into smooth paste by adding salt and water.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once it starts spluttering, add Urad dal and followed by curry leaves.
  • Add thalimpu to the ground chutney and serve with Hot idly or Dosa.


Capsicum coconut chutney :



Ingredients :
  • 2 capsicum, chopped ( approx 150 gms )
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut, grated
  • 2 Green chillies, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Urad dal
  • Small piece of Tamarind
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp oil

For Thalimpu :
  • 1 Tbsp Oil ( I used gingelly oil )
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tsp Urad dal
  • Few curry leaves

Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped capsicum.
  • Fry it for a minute and remove from flame.
  • Repeat the same procedure for grated coconut, Tamarind,green chillies and
  • urad dal.
  • Remove from flame, cool and grind into smooth paste by adding
  • salt and water.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds.
  • Once it starts spluttering, add the urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Now add the tempering to the ground chutney and serve.
  • Serve with Hot Idli and Dosa.


Red Chilly Chutney :


Ingredients :
  • 8 Fresh red chillies
  • 1 Tbsp Urad dal
  • Small piece of Tamarind
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, as needed for grinding
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
For Thalimpu :
  • 1 Tbsp Oil ( Gingelly Oil )
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp urad dal
  • Few curry leaves
Method :
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped fresh red chillies.
  • Saute for couple of minutes and remove from the flame.
  • Add urad dal to the same pan and fry it for a minute or till the color changes.
  • Once done, remove from the flame and keep aside.
  • Add  fried ingredients in a mixer grinder along with tamarind and salt.
  • Grind to a smooth paste by adding water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by curry leaves.
  • Add Thalimpu to the chutney and serve with Idli or Dosa.




Hope you all enjoyed my colorful virtual party. Happy Holi :)

6 comments:

  1. Droolworthy chutneys and really enjoying each special recipes

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  2. Real thoughtful post for holi,looks absolutely tempting

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  3. wow evry chutney looks amazing ...wish i have some dosas..

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  4. lovely tricolor chutney on the occasion of holi

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  5. colorful chutney's,...Truly authentic

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