Mango Salsa

I adapted this recipe from Indira of Mahanadi for Neha's MBP: Mango Masti event.

  • Small Cubes of Riped Mangoes: 2 Cup
  • Corn Kernels: 1/2 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Onion: 1/4 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Tomato: 1/4 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Coriander: 1/4 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Jalapeno: To Taste
  • Lime Juice: 1 & 1/2 tbsp
  • Finely Grated Ginger To Taste
  • Salt To Taste


  1. Cook corn kernels in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Then mix all ingredients very well.
  3. If you want you can serve this salsa at room temperature or chilled.
  4. Serve this healthy & tasty salsa with tortilla chips or eat with spoon like salad.

This is my entry for Neha's MBP: Mango Masti started by Coffee, Mahima's 15 minutes Cooking, Preeti's Festive Food: Summer Treat events.



  • Wheat Flour: 1 Cup
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain (Carom Seeds): 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder: To Taste
  • Coarse Coriander and Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Finely Chopped Onion: 2 Cups
  • Finely Chopped Tomato: 1 Cup
  • Coarse Ginger, Garlic & Green Chilli Paste: To Taste
  • Coarse Roasted Peanuts Powder: 2 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves: 5-6
  • Cumin and Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Tamarind Paste or Lemon Juice: 1/2 tbsp
  • Finely Chopped Coriander for Garnishing
  • Salt to Taste
  • Ghee or Oil: 1-2 tbsp


  1. Mix flour, turmeric powder, ajwain (carom seeds), red chilli powder, coriander - cumin powder, salt very well and knead the dough of this by adding water and some oil. Keep this dough aside for at least 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add cumin, mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they stop popping add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste. Fry for a minute. Then add chopped onions. Cook them till they become golden brown. Then add tomato and cook them till become soft. Then add cumin - coriander powder, turmeric powder and little bit red chilli powder. Mix well and cook for a minute. Then add tamarind paste, 4-5 cups of water and salt to taste. Bring it to boil.
  3. In mean while make small balls of dough and roll them just like chapati / roti. With the help of knife or pizza cutter cut this roti into square or diamond shape.
  4. Place these squares carefully into boiling mixture. Add peanut powder, cover the pot with lid. Cook for 10 - 15 mins on low flame. Adjust water according to desire consistency.
  5. Garnish with coriander. Serve these hot chakolya with 1/2 tsp of ghee on it.
This is my entry for my Comfort Food for Illness event. 15 days remain to this event so share your favorite comfort food with all.

CFK:Rice Round Up

Here comes the round up of CFK:Rice event.

Different Rice Dishes:

  1. Ariyum Kadalayum (Black channa Rice) by Mia
  2. Beetroot Rice by Deepa Hari
  3. Beets N Kalonji Masala Rice by Priya
  4. Bisibela bath by Manjusha
  5. Brown Rice Pilaf by Food Fanatic
  6. Carrot-Capsicum Lemon Rice by Maya
  7. Carrot Rice by Vaishali
  8. Carrot Rice by Sree
  9. Carrot Coconut Rice by Saritha
  10. Carrot spinach Brown rice pulao by Ashwini
  11. Chickpeas N Vegetable Rice by Sweatha
  12. Coconut Milk Rice With Double Beans Gravy by Vidya
  13. Coconut Rice by Ashwini
  14. Corn Pulao by Vidya
  15. Coriander N Soyachunks Pulao by Priya
  16. Cucumber Yogurt Rice by Usha Rao
  17. Curd Rice by Manjusha
  18. Curd Rice by Pavani
  19. Curd Rice by Saritha
  20. Dadhojanam (Curd Rice) by Kalyani
  21. Egg curry with Curried Rice by Bhawana
  22. Egg Fried Rice by Divya
  23. French Beans N Red-Bellpepper Rice by Priya
  24. Jeera Peas Rice by Malini
  25. Kesari Bhat by Kavya
  26. Khichadi by Bhagyashree
  27. Khichdi by Divya
  28. Mango Pulihora by Lakshmi
  29. Mexican stir-fry Rice by Mahima
  30. Microwave Cashew Rice by Priya
  31. Moghlai Kichdi by Viki
  32. Sambar Rice by Pooja
  33. Spinach rice by Sailaja
  34. Onion Rice by Saritha
  35. Pongal by Pavani
  36. Pundi Gatti by Shreez
  37. Tamarind Rice by Priya
  38. Tomato Curd Rice by Kavya
  39. Tomato Rice with a hint of Bell pepper's by Varsha
  40. Vangibath(Eggplant Rice) by Pratibha
  41. Vangi Bhaat by Lavanya
  42. Vegetable Fried Rice by Sowjanya
  43. Vegetable Fried Rice by Hemamalini
  44. Vegetable Pulao by Malini

Dishes with Other Forms of Rice:

  1. Bhakri by Me
  2. Bhel by Rohini
  3. Bhel Puri by Sree
  4. Brown Rice and Besan Uttappa by Asha
  5. Coconut Sevai by Vidya
  6. Colorful Cocktail Idlis by Madhuram
  7. Colorful Idiyappams by Me
  8. Idli by Me
  9. Idli Chaat by Kalva
  10. Lemon Sevai by Vidya
  11. Mini Oothapams by Meera
  12. MW Chivda by Vidya
  13. Onion Carrot Oatmeal Poha by Vidya
  14. Poha by Priti
  15. Poha/Aval Kesari by Priya
  16. Poha by Sunita
  17. Susla (Puffed Rice Upama) by Preeti
  18. Tomato Poha by Vidya

Sweet Dishes with Rice:

  1. Aval Payasam by Sharmi
  2. Carrot Poha Kheer by EC
  3. Chawal Ki Kheer/ Pal Payasam by Lissie
  4. Coconut Pala Payasam by Pooja
  5. Manoharam by Jayashree
  6. Mishti Bhaat by Malini
  7. Pal Payasam by Mahima
  8. Rice Pudding by Pavani
  9. Thenkuzhal by Jayashree

I would like to thank you Sharmi of Neivedyam for starting this lovely event and all my blogger friends who made this event suceeseeful. I think I covered all entries. If I missed someone's entry please let me know.

2 new late entries Spinach rice , Poha added

This months ingredient is Tomato. Last date of this event is 31st May. So don't forget to send your tomato entries.

Colorful Idiyappams

  • Rice Flour
  • Raagi Flour
  • Tomato Puree
  • Spinach Puree
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Ajwain Seeds (Caraway Seeds)
  • Salt to Taste
  • Red Chili Powder to Taste


  1. For green idiyappams add rice flour, ajwain, salt, red chili powder and spinach puree. Mix it well and make a dough of it. If required add some water.
  2. For pink idiyappams follow the same step just instead of spinach puree use tomato puree.
  3. For yellow idiyappams follow the same step just instead of any puree add turmeric powder.
  4. For brown idiyappams add raagi flour, ajwain, salt, red chili powder and make a dough.
  5. Take a part of the dough and put it into the idiyappam presser or chakali press and press it into previously greased idli plates or any plate with moist cloth on it.
  6. Steam them in idli maker or any steamer for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve these colorful idiyappams with any sauce, chutney or any curry. I am sure your kids will love this colorful treat.

This is my entry for my CFK:Rice event brainchild of Sharmi of Neivedyam.