Feb 8, 2013

Pori Kadala Chammanthi

Pori Kadala Chammanthi - A tasty chutney goes well as a side dish with Idli, Dosa, Vada, Pakoda, Bonda ....

Serves: 3


1/2 cup ( 75 g  - 5 tablespoon) grated coconut

2 tablespoon pori kadala (split roasted gram dal / pottukadalai)

1 green chilli, chopped

Salt to taste ( or 1/2 teaspoon )

½ teaspoon thick tamarind paste

2 tablespoon water


First grind pori kadala to a fine powder in a small mixer bowl. Later add remaining  ingredients and make  a smooth paste with  2 tablespoon water. Finally  adjust the thickness of the chutney with extra 1/4 cup (50 ml) water. It should be medium thick in consistency. Please  do not make it  too thin.

For seasoning:

2 teaspoon oil

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 red chilli, halved

4 curry leaves

¼ teaspoon hing (kaayam / asafoetida)

For seasoning:

In a pan, heat 2 teaspoon oil. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add remaining ingredients. Saute well on a low heat  until crisp and fragrant. Pour this over  chutney. Serve with idli / dosa / vada …

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