Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fried Coconut Chutney / Varutharacha Chammanthi

Thank you all for appreciating my new event Just "4" Fun and hope to see your support :).  I got a few queries  regarding this event. A few of my friends asked if water is included in 4 ingredients. Ok guys, I can exclude water, ice cubes...you can consider them as bonus ingredients :). As I said earlier, there are so many  dishes which we prepare daily with less ingredients :). Few examples would be dosa, idly, chapathi, omelette,  sandwich, milkshakes, poriyals/sidedish, raita, chutney, pakodas/fritters and so many snacks....Hope the event sounds simple now :). Don't restrict to the simple ones, hope to see some innovative dishes too :). Special thanks to all who has already sent some lovely entries.

This chutney is another recipe which I learnt from my mother. As I have said many times before, I can't make anything as tasty as my mother cooks :). Most of you might agree with me that mom's dishes are always the best !! This chutney is a little different from the usual coconut chutney though ingredients are same. Here the coconut is slightly fried along with shallots, dry chillies, curry leaves and then ground. This chutney is very delicious than the regular one and its usually served with rice, goes well with dosa and idly though. So its made as a slight dry chutney rather than the usual watery one, so water is added as less as possible. I can have white rice even if its served with this chutney alone :)


Serves 2-3

You need...

3/4 cup grated Coconut
3-4 Shallots chopped
3-4 Curry Leaves
2-3 Dry Red Chillies
a little Tamarind
1 tsp Oil
Salt

To prepare...

Heat oil in a pan. Saute coconut, shallots, curry leaves and red chillies until the coconut turns light brown. Allow this to cool. Once cooled, blend this along with a little tamarind and salt. Add water ( add only less to make a dry chutney) as necessary to get a smooth chutney. Best with rice, dosa and idly.




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33 Tasty Comments:

Sravs said...

wonderful chutney !! love to have with steamed rice and ghee !!

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R.Ramakrishnan said...

Chammandhi is a delicious & heavenly side dish !

Pari said...

Quick and simple chutney and your event sounds a lot of fun.


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Anisha Ranjit said...

The last pic is making my mouth water...

simran said...

nice chutney!am sure your mom's really happy with what you've done!...still waiting to send something for your event.:)

Deeksha said...

I liked this recipe. Nice flavors. Thanks for sharing.

Vimitha Anand said...

Perfect for dosas...My culinary Trial room
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Rasi said...

Nice :) haven't heard of this ! shall try this..bookmarked

La @ FoodSlice said...

I too like chutneys with rice even if they are intended for breakfast. I made peanut chutney this morning with dosas and had it with white rice too. Will try this twist in coconut chutney next time.

Tina said...

Chutney looks delicious...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

perfect to have with iddlis.... love to have it :)

maha said...

simple n yummy chutnye..looks tasty

jeyashrisuresh said...

Interesting Chutney. Nice recipe

Hema said...

Chutney looks superb, even I can have it with just plain rice..

Prabhamani said...

Love to have the platter..looks so yum!!Am a big fan for chutney's :)

Suchi said...

Sorry Sobha, I totally confused you with La of Food Slice. Please delete the previous comment. So sorry for the mess up.
Let me start again.
Dear Sobha, am very happy to give you the Liebster Blog Award. Please do drop by my blog to collect it!
Cheers,
Suchi

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking coconut chutney. Excellent preparation.

Deepa
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Only fish recipes said...

Hey...I absolutely loved it...bookmarking the recipe:-)

faseela said...

yummy chammanthiu./.....i luv it ....

Treat and Trick said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous chutney dear!

Anu said...

A different way of chutney

sangee vijay said...

i too like this chutney but i use to add some urad dal also...
this chutney looks very inviting...yummy platter!!
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Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and yummy chutney..

Christy Gerald said...

Yumm Coconut Chutney powder Dear. Tasty recipe

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking chutney

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, i can imagine the aroma of the coconut in your chutney. very interesting and appetizing ingredients. have a nice day

ramya said...

Chammanthi and kanji is my absolute favorite too!

Pushpa said...

Delicious chutney.

Priya (elaichii) said...

very yummy chutney! i will try this!

Kavi | Edible Entertainment said...

this is a new way of making chutney.. will be trying it soon! :)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks good, i love chutney's with rice too :)

Now Serving said...

This is a lovely chutney and a great addition to my event - thanks for linking dear!

Latha said...

Delicious chutney...

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