Breakfast Grits w/ NickyDi's Hari Chutney, artichokes, sweet breakfast sausage & cheddar cheese.

It all started with a toothache. I just wanted to eat something wholesome and comforting without much chewing involved. I made a bowl of grits, didn't care too much for the bland flavor. I added this and that, still no excitement on a rainy tooth-achy morning. And then I added a tsp of my special Hari Chutney. Wow! It was delicious! But I quickly realized if I was going to serve this to someone else without a toothache, I needed to add something more to it. I opened the fridge and closely scrutinized each ingredient sitting there, silently waiting to be picked! And then I spotted the jar of marinated artichokes from Trader Joe's. I tried a bite. Yum! It had a lot going on and felt healthy. I added a few chunks and devoured the rest of the grits in my bowl. But I still needed to add some type of breakfast meat so I could get my dear meat-loving husband to enjoy it as much as I did. I cooked up some of the breakfast sausage he likes, chopped it up and stirred it in. And considered my job done! I served it with much pride and watched for his reaction to my first grits concoction! He said; "It needs some cheese!" Took some out, chopped it up and gave his grits a good stir. I tried a spoonful from him and viola! we had a delicious way of enjoying this classic American breakfast the Indian way! 

 Grits w/ Hari Chutney, artichokes, sweet breakfast sausage & cheddar cheese. 

Cook Time: 20-30 mins, follow the instructions according to your brand packaging if available. Otherwise, you can follow mine. 



  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp salted butter (if you're using unsalted butter, add 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 1/2 cup White corn grits. (I prefer coarsely ground to smooth, but you can use whatever is at hand. I found the smooth to be too much like polenta.)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 heaping tbsp of NickyDi's Hari Chutney.
  • 4-5 chunks of marinated(oil) artichoke hearts
  • 4 pcs Maple-glazed pork breakfast sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped Cheddar Cheese. 

In a heavy bottom pot, combine the water and butter (& salt if using) Bring to a boil. Gradually add the grits while you stir with your other hand, (this avoids clumps of grits that would quickly form if you were to dump the grits in there all at once and can be annoying to break apart)

Let the water return to a boil. Then lower the heat to simmer and stirring frequently to avoid the grits from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Once you observe all the liquid has been absorbed, add the milk slowly while stirring. It should be about 10 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed again. Turn off the heat on the stove, take the rest of the ingredients and stir it in. Serve fresh and warm! Enjoy!

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