Chutney’s are such a fab accompaniment. It jazz’s up the food in minutes.. A total highlight along with papad’s or popadam’s served as starters.. or along with a curry .. Its a misconception that a chutney is a spicy side accompaniment. Instead I call chutney as a companion to any bland dish because its flavour packed in that tiny little bowl served.
Any South Indian home must be having Dosa’s – the lentil pancake and Idly’s – the lentil doughnuts for breakfast .They are served with an ala carte of chutneys if you have guests .. lol . I mean it.. When you are by yourself at home, we mostly serve with
one chutney two chutney’s at the max and along with dosa milagaipodi as its always readily available in the pantry. If not chutney’s , a seasoned potato masala is made and its wholesome !!
Today, again I am writing this post for my own record. Writing down the recipes that comes from the family. Amma made Dosa Molagapodi aka Milagai podi when she visited me and I made sure I write it down in bits and bobs for my book. Then just like other classics – Rasam & Sambar , I am adding this recipe to the catalogue of homemade powders.
This recorded recipe is bound to come handy someday !!
I never make any of these podi’s as its taken for granted that they come from home 🙂 Amma, Patty or my Chithi make them for me… So every year , I get a stock of fresh podi’s make by the expertised hands….
When I was walking down to school, I was thinking what could be my first post after a break… Rackling my head hard, my lil miss sunshine smiled at me ..And I knew it got to be one of her favourites.. Onion Uthappam. Miss S doesnt like plain dosa’s with sugar…as opposed to her elder brother !! And this is my favourite too .. A teeny bit of heat to this classic southindian dish !
A clear difference between a dosa to an uthappam is that the latter is thicker and the first is prefered thin and crisp .Again its entirely a personal choice.
Uthappams can have toppings of your choice.. Onion Uthappam , Tomato Onion Uthappam , kids friendly can be cheese uthappam , mixed veg uthappam . They are served with Coconut Chutney , Tomato Chutney & Sambar . But I just like it with Ketchup 🙂 and Coconut Chutney.