Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chutney podi/chutney powder



As per my knowledge chutney powder/ chutney podi is more of a South kerala thing and me being from North kerala/malabar  we dont make this at our home. But I have lived 8 long years  in Ernakulam / Kochi , little more than I lived in my home town Kannur, so I was introduced to chammanthi podi/chutney podi by my friends there, especially during 2  years of hostel life ! I was one of the hosteller who  used to go home very less as it was a long 7-8 hr travel in train but other friends who were not too far used to  go home every weekend with all their laundery and come back on a monday morning with some pickles or chutney podi. But those pickles or chutney powder will be all gone in 2-3 days and  the rest of week when the food in hostle becomes too horrible we had to rely on the pickle sachet from local shops !

When I saw this month's cook out in   Kerala kitchen  hosted by Nagalakshmi, I was happy join in and  try this recipe from Edible garden .




Ingredients
Grated coconut - 2 cups
Whole redchillies - 5 -7 numbers ( original recipe calls for 15,but I only used 5 which
                                                      was just the right for our spice level)
Ginger - 2 inch piece(sliced)
Curry leaves - 3 springs
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Shallots- sliced ( 1/2 tsp)
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind -a small piece
Salt 

Method
1.In a frying pan add grated coconut, ginger, curryleaves, urad dal, back pepper, shallots and roast until the coconut turns slightly dark  brown colour .
2.Turn off the flame and add tamarind, salt and hing. Mix well and allow it cool down.
3.Once they reach room temperature, grind them into powder and store in an airtight container.

  Serve with rice, idly or dosa !

                         

20 comments:

Julie said...

love this chammanthi podi,falvorful n the best part is it lasts for weeks..I don't usually add urad dal in this,will try this version too:)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

One of our family favorites...nice clicks Vineetha

Nagalakshmi V said...

thank you for joining in :)

Gayathri Ramanan said...

yummy podi...lovely clicks

Mélange said...

I make it in a little different way Vineetha..Would love to try this one.Nothing can beat it..And nice presentation of yours !

Rafeeda AR said...

chammanthi podi's aroma has been over the blogosphere and i just remembered that i've not made it yet!!! the coconut is out of the freezer today and tonight, i'm definitely making it... we normally don't make it, why not start a habit? :)

Chitz said...

Lovely looking podi :) All time rescuer :P

Shweta said...

Awesome click yaar..My mouth is watering

Sona - Quick Picks said...

great clicks! love the chutney.

Saranya Balaji said...

Wow! Amazing click dear..Would love to try this...

Nilu A said...

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Suja Md said...

I always like your clicks and your recipes!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Love love this flavourful chutney podi, can guess how delicious this chutney podi will be.

Veena Theagarajan said...

perfectly done.. looks nice

Shibi Thomas said...

Loved the first picture, gives the cozy and comfort feeling. My family loves chammanthi podi!!!

Maha Gadde said...

4m ur pics wt i understood is 4 d simple recipes can use d beautiful back grounds 4 more attraction..luv d back ground..n nice useful pdr..

Priya R said...

Looks like one lovely podi I must try loving your background here ;-) I think I know about it

Revathi said...

looks delicious awesome cilcks dear..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

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Chutney podi looks perfect and beautiful...Lovely clicks..

Divya Pramil said...

Lovely clicks :) Nice flavorful podi... :)

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