This recipe is from our friend Gautam, who dabbles in gardening, cooking, baking, grilling, photography, and on the side, is a neurosurgeon! He grows a bunch of varieties of green chilies including some of the hottest varieties, and like any Indian worth his salt, pickles them. I love this pickle and followed his recipe to make my own from my garden produce, as I was running out of his stock! Eyeballed most of the ingredients.
Tangy and spicy, this is a quick and satisfying substitute for the labor-intensive tamarind rice (puliyodarai/puliyogare). Brighten up your holiday table with this pretty dish!
The ultimate comfort food of South Indian cuisine. This is a tamarind/tomato based soupy dish, great by itself or with rice and a simple stir-fried vegetable. After days of feasting/travel, I always crave a simple rasam.