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Monday, September 12, 2005



I adore chutney sandwiches! I skip the peanut butter in the chutney and usually just go with butter and chutney, but the idea is the same. Oh man, now I have a craving! Its such comfort food to me.


My favourite too, but I add more peanuts to make it more creamy.

Aunt Geeta looks like a lovely woman!


Okay, I'm almost in tears here, you've made me so happy. It is my greatest pet peeve to hear someone order a Chai Tea anything, so your correction made me grin lilke a Cheshire Cat. Oddly enough, my father was born in Bombay, and my mother's name is Geeta. So I'll be conceited, and consider this post was simply for my personal enjoyment ;)


This is such a great post; I love hearing people talk about cultural family "rituals".


Tanvi and Indira, thanks for the variations on the theme. One reason cooking is so fun is that we, the cooks, can make so many versions of the same basic thing, with each version reflecting the person who makes it. I suppose for each recipe the cook and his/her tastes, upbringing, personality, and mood are always an unstated ingredient.

Tara, one of these days I'll have to do a post about chai and how it should not taste like it was made with pumpkin pie spices!

Fatemeh, thank you for the kind compliment!


This was such a fabulous post! I don't have an Indian grandmother, but I felt all flip-floppy looking at that picture! Thanks for sharing such a personal story, and for inspiring some experimentation with chutney-making...


Hello there!
I love this entry!

Have a favor to ask... I am starting a new podcast and was wondering if you would mind if I use a modified version of your chutney sandwich photo as an illustration on the home page for my show... (slightly altered)

If you would be amenable to this, I could email to you the photo I have in mind, and of course I would give you credit for the photo...

What say you? :)


The chutney sounds yummy. Do you know anyway I can preserve the coriander leaves to use once the dry summer arrives and the plants all turn to seed? I do use the seeds extensively, including the young green seeds, which taste like a mix of leaves and ripe seeds.

Venkatesh Iyer

Thanks for the recipe. We would love to taste it.


the sandwich really looks yummy, would definately try out the recipes


hello,you vegetables recipes are so cool,i really like it very much.I am a chinese food amateur and have collected many chinese vegetables recipes in my site with many pictures.welcome to my site.

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