Smita’s Magic – Malgapoodi chutney

Smita's Magic Malgapoodi chutney

Smita’s Magic Malgapoodi chutney

I served this chutney with idli sambar last night at dinner. I really liked it. Add warm ghee in its center and serve.

Brand: Smita’s Magic Malgapoodi chutney

Net wg: 100 g

Price: Rs. 35

Rating: 5 on 5

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MTR – Madras Sambar Powder

MTR Madras Sambar Powder

MTR Madras Sambar Powder

I used this powder to make Sambar last night . I served it with idlis (see earlier post) and malgapoodi chutney (post to follow).

Years ago if anyone told me to use MTR products, I would have desisted – and desisted hard. However, in the past few months, I have been using a lot of their products – and I am impressed. REALLY. I highly recommend MTR brands now. Most of the foodstuff I really really like and some like this is decent.

To make sambar – using Madras Sambar powder is quite decent. Just follow the directions on the back of the packet and sambar is ready. The only addition I made to this recipe was I added red chili powder for more a spicy flavour.

Brand name: MTR Madras Sambar powder

Net wg: 100 gms

Price: Rs. 33

Rating: 4 on 5

Availability in Mumbai: I picked this pack when I was in Bangalore. I’m not sure if its available in Mumbai as I have checked a couple of grocery shops here and they don’t stock this product from the MTR range. However, it is easily available in any of the store in South India.

Idli Sambar

I made a South Indian dish – Idli sambar for dinner last night.

Idli is fermented ground rice and lentil, which is steamed and served with sambar and chutney. On steaming each idli puffs-up and is quite delicate. Its a lovely light eat. Infact, it is served as a breakfast item on many menus.

Idli sambar

Idli sambar

However, last night, I cheated. I just bought the idli batter from the market, and steamed it. But the sambar was home-made. Its an MTR branded powder (see next post) and I definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to make sambar  – tasty and with no effort. The small side dish is the malgapoodi chutney (also spelled malagapodi). Add warm ghee to it and serve with idli or dosa. (see following posts for the brand I used)