Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Coconut Chutney [RECIPE]

Any south Indian dish is incomplete without the coconut chutney. A good chutney recipe is a must if you like to prepare south Indian food. Here's the classic chutney recipe directly from my mom!


Ingredients:
1            ............ dried coconut
1 bunch  ............ fresh coriander leaves
100 gms ............ dalia (split and roasted chana dal)
½ tsp     ............ chana dal
½ tsp     ............ white urad dal
½ tsp      ............ hing
1            ............ green chili
1 large    ........... dry red chili
½ tsp     ............ cumin seeds
4            ........... garlic cloves
1 tbs       ........... oil
4            ........... curry leaves
salt to taste

Method:
  • Grind the coconut along with coriander, green chili, dalia, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and salt. (add water if required to make it a little smooth) 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, hing, chana dal, white urad dal , dried red chili and curry leaves. Once the seeds crackle and dals turn golden brown, pour this tempering over the chutney.
  • Check seasoning and adjust salt if required.
  • Ready to serve.