Category Archives: Chutneys & masala powders

Tomato Dry red chilly chutney

Ingredients:- Coconut oil- 1 tsbps.+ 1 tbsp.; divided Onion – 2 medium; coarsely chopped Tomato – 2 medium; coarsely chopped Tamarind – a very small pieces ( 1/4 tsp. approx.) Salt – 3/4 tsp. Kashmiri dry red chilly – 3 … Continue reading

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Ulli chammanthi for dosa and idly

Ingredients:- Shallots – 1 cup, thickly sliced Onion – 1 cup; coarsely chopped Curryleaf – 3 sprigs Dry red chilly- 6 numbers or more Salt to taste Coconut oil – 4 tbsps. Method:- Heat the coconut oil in a wok & … Continue reading

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Kopra Inji Chammanthipodi

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a frying pan and roast 1 small copra (dried coconut), 1 heaping tsp. of ginger, 1/4 cup of curryleaves, 1.25 tsp. of salt, 6 dry red chillies (I used the spicier variety), 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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Gooseberry Pickle/ Nellikka Achar

Ingredients:- Gooseberry – 20 numbers, washed Water – 1/4 cup Gingelly oil – 4 tbsps. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp. Garlic – 4 big cloves, finely chopped Ginger – 1 tbsp, julienned Greenchilly – 1 number, finely chopped Curry leaves- … Continue reading

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Kariveppila chammanthippodi

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a frying pan & roast 1/8 cup of split urad dal till it turns golden brown in color. Grind it to a fine powder in your coffee grinder. To the same pan, add … Continue reading

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Ulliyum Mulakum Chathacha Chammanthi

This chammanthi is great with gruel / tapioca. Crush together 4 dry red chillies ( raw/ chuttathu), a sprig of curry leaves, 4 big shallots & salt as needed in your grinder. Garnish with a little coconut oil & serve. … Continue reading

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Ginger Coconut Chutney

Ingredients:- Grated coconut – 11/4 cups Shallots – 3 big, sliced Greenchilly – 2 to 3 numbers Ginger – 11/2 tsp, minced Sour curd – 1 tbsp / to taste Salt to taste Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Dry red … Continue reading

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Garam Masala Powder

I normally don’t use store bought garam masala powder, instead I make it at home. You can use this masala for all spicy gravies & biriyanis. Ingredients:- Fennel seeds – 1/2 cup Cloves – 1/8 cup Cinnamon – 1/8 cup … Continue reading

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Shallot Red Chutney

Here’s a chutney which goes well with Dosas & Idlis. Ingredients:- Shallots – 6 big ( do not chop) Dry red chilli – 3 no.s / to taste Salt as needed Grated coconut – 11/2 cups For tempering:- Mustard seeds … Continue reading

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