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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thenga Chammanthi (Traditional Kerala Style Chutney)

Thenga Chammanthi(coconut chutney) is one such nostalgic post which always reminds me of banana leaves parcels with rice(kuthari choru),thenga chammanthi,achinga payaru mezhukuparetti and omelette.This was always the menu in our train journeys when we were kids,and we used to just devour rice more that day.Somehow the blend of the chammanthi was mouthwatering esp when its ground on the flat grinding stone(ammikkal) found in Kerala.So,if its only rice and chammanthi too,I just love it.It is just a very simple dish which anyone could give a try and I assue that there will be no failures.Here,I tried it in the blender and so you can't expect the true traditional flavors but surely a must try recipe which all keralites love!!!




Ingredients
grated coconut 1 cup
red dry chillies 3-4
ginger shredded 1/2 tsp
peeled shallots 3-4(optional)
tamarind 1 gooseberry size
curry leaves 3-4
salt


Method
  • Lightly warm up the red dry chillies and pulse in the blender.
  • Then,add the grated coconut,and all other ingredients and little water.Blend it smooth but slightly coarse and remove from blender.Shape in your palms and enjoy with packed lunch or otherwise with rice.

NOTES
* Freshly grated coconut serves best.
* Add very little water to grind the coconut.
* The chammanthi tastes best when ground on the  flat grinding stones in Kerala.But blenders and mixies also do work.


40 comments:

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and tangy chutney.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.....what a co-incident Julie, today me too posted chutney recipe. Coconut chutney looks stunning dear.

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/sweet-tamarind-khejur-imli-chutney.html

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious chammanthi I love it. Julie.

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and tasty chutney!

Krithi Karthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect with piping hot rice... thanks for the recipe..

Uma Ramanujam said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice one Julie. As u said we also prepare it to pack a food for traveling...

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

I just need one papad and love to finish this chutney. Drool.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Irresistible chammanthi, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice porridge.

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Juliee..... Raaviley thanne chammanthi kaanichu kothipikunoo...

Sorry I've been missing your posts for a few now. Have been a little busy with work.

I saw your email with the awards. Thank you so much dear!

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice thick chutney

Malar Gandhi said... Best Blogger Tips

I simply love this thuvaiyal (chamanthi), perfect with steaming hot rice. My mommy makes it all the time, this picture makes me very nostalgic.

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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

looks good..I do it similar way

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and tempting chutney..reminds me my mother's cooking.

Rita Bose said... Best Blogger Tips

Chutney looks so inviting!! What a lovely presentation,Julie! :)
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Jeya Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

my favourite chammanthi...me too love to have this chammanthi with rice...also goes well with poridge...

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply superb...Mouthwatering here.

Savitha Ganesan said... Best Blogger Tips

Spicy chutney .love it with rice.

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Vayel vallam varunna. adipoli

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

love that pic of the chammanthi on top of the rice... beautiful!!!

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Amma makes this and we love it with kanji
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Revathi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious..have started following you and you have great collection of recipes,When your free plz drop into my space and will be encrouging if you follow my space...Thanks

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this humble Chammanthi or can I call it a Thovayal! Yes, train journeys used to be filled with such simple yet very tasty recipes packed with one to one conversations, nostalgic, but not anymore though :)- Now, it is the iphone, ipad that we talk to and a pre-ordered meal..Hmm

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Chutney looks really good!

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Tangy and Flavorful Chutney !!!
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy chammanthi...would love to have with some rice

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

nice clicks julie.. like it with rice..

lifescoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy thenga chammanthi - I would just need this with rice
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Nilu A said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the Kerala Style Chammanthi especially with dosas Julie :-)

Archana Potdar said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie how we all associate childhood memories with food. Chutney looks great. Foe me train journey ment curds and rice sour as ever and pickle, mango pickle.

Sapana Behl said... Best Blogger Tips

A nice chutney , love it with dosa!

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

i have not tasted this before but it looks very tempting...

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very inviting with the rice..

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Love chammathies like these, urs look yummy

Meena Selvakumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

comfort food,simple yet tastes delicious.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice post Julie,love the presentation.

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy chammanthi..

Chitz said... Best Blogger Tips

Ayyo.. Julie.. Ente vaayil eppo kappal oodikkam.. UThe first para in ur post, it's killing me.. Miss those days :(

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple yet so drool. Rice /chammanthy and you have arrived.

Lisa Edward said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent post with useful information..And the combination of elements are very different and unique..