Dahi chutney

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Dahi chutney
Mirchi ka salan and Dahi chutney.jpg
Dahi chutney (at right) with mirchi ka salan.
Alternative namesKadki dahi ki chutney, raita, mosaru bajji in Karnataka
CourseSide dish to biryani
Place of originIndian Subcontinent
Region or stateAll over the Indian Subcontinent
Associated national cuisineIndia, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Main ingredientsDahi, green chilli peppers, mint, onions

Dahi chutney is strained dahi that is mixed into a chutney of mint and onions,[1] originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is popular in South India and is a side dish for the popular Hyderabadi biryani.

Ingredients[edit]

The traditional ingredients are dahi, onions, tomatoes, mint leaves, coriander, chilli peppers, and salt to taste.

Preparations[edit]

There are multiple ways to prepare the side dish. Mint, coriander, and a chilli pepper is cut and mixed into yogurt which is then blended in a blender for a minute.[2] Another way is to simply mix diced onions with salt and coriander into a bowl of fresh yogurt and serve as is.

Perugu pachadi[edit]

Perugu pachadi is Southern Indian regional variant of Dahi chutney. It is also a yogurt-based dip that includes vegetables such as tomato, cucumbers, squash, mango, bitter gourd either raw or cooked.[3]

This variety is popular in coastal Andhra Pradesh. In Northern India, it would be called raita or dahi chutney.[4]

Varieties include:

  • Tomato perugu pachadi
  • Snake gourd peguru pachadi
  • Coconut Perugu Pachadi
  • Okra Perugu Pachadi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mint Yogurt Chutney Recipe". recipe2cook.com. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Dahi Pudina Chutney Recipe". www.foodflavor.in. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ Tomato Perugu Pachadi. Tomato Yogurt Chutney
  4. ^ Perugu Pachadi Recipe | Easy Perugu Pachadi Recipe | Recipe for Perugu Pachadi | Vegrecipes - regional cuisine - south indian - perugu pachadi

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