Jun 9, 2007

Coconut Chutney (1)

You might be intrigued by the 1 in braces/brackets. Well, honestly whoever knows of one way of making any chutney. Everyone from my grandma to my mom and my grandmom-in-law to mom-in-law have their own tips and tricks to make Chutney. Chutney is the most preferred side dish for any snack in South India. Its easy to make and can kindle your taste buds because each is different from the other. The versatality also ensures that you can make it low calorie by not even putting coconut. (Will give you one such recipe soon). But today its going to be Coconut chutney the way my mom-in-law (aunty to me) makes it.

What you need to make Cocunut Chutney

  • Coconut - 1/2
  • Red Chillies - 4
  • Tamarind - A very small ball
  • Coriander - 2-3 strands
  • Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
Preparation for making Coconut chutney

  • Grate the coconut
Method to make Coconut chutney

  • Put grated coconut, red chillies, tamarind and coriander into a mixer/grinder and make it into a fine paste.
  • Take oil in a pan, add mustard seeds to this and the asafoetida. After the mustard seeds splutter and split, season the ground paste with this.

My fundas

  • Some people don't like to season chutneys. This is optional and you dont lose out on much taste if you just put the mustard with the rest of the ingredients while making the paste.

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