Chuttaracha Chammanthi Recipe - Roasted Coconut Dry Chutney Recipe

Finally I’m ready with my long due recipe Chuttaracha Chammanthi. You won't find any surprise in the fact that most of the dishes in Kerala ask for coconut base.  This is a one of those superb combination of roasted coconut and spices.


Traditionally, In a burning charcoal red chillies and coconut are roasted and then pounded and grounded with all other ingredients in ammikallu (the flat stone with a cylindrical pestle). But then later those were replaced by gas and all modern gadget like blender(mixie) /grinder that made life so easy.

There is something special in the taste of roasted coconut and spices freshly grounded in ammi kallu. When such traditional dishes like this are made, I wish i had the ammikallu  here. The one I have made here is not the traditional version. I just dry roasted the coconut pieces and grounded in mixie.

Hope you all will enjoy this classic chammanthi as much as we do :) !


Chuttaracha Chammanthi Recipe - Thenga Chuttaracha Chammanthi  Recipe - Roasted Coconut Dry Chutney Recipe
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
Coconut : 1/2 portion or Sliced Coconut Pieces : 1 cup
Dry Red Chillies : 6-8  (or to your spice level)
Shallots /Small red Onion : 4-6 nos
Tamarind : gooseberry size or if your using tamarind paste : 1/2 tsp
Ginger : 1 big piece
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
Salt to taste


How to make Chuttaracha Chammanthi Recipe - Thenga Chuttaracha Chammanthi  

1. Dry roast the coconut slices in a heavy bottom pan, turn the sides, when both sides turns to golden brown.
2. Add the dry red chillies and sauté till the coconut slices and the dry red chillies change the color. (Note : Take care not to burn them.) Remove from the fire.
3.. Allow to cool, when it cools down grind it together with shallots/small red onion, ginger, curry leaves, tamarind and salt. (Note : Sprinkle a couple of spoons of water only if needed.)
4. Serve with warm kanji /rice gruel, rice or with any dishes of your choice...Enjoy!


Related Posts : 
Mulaku Chammanthi /Dry Red Chilli Chutney
Uppumanga Chammanthi /Salted Mango Chutney
Ulli Chammanthi /Shallots /Pearl Onion Chutney
Pavakka /Kaypakka Chammanthi /Bitter Gourd Chutney
Manga Chammandi /Raw Mango Chutney
Kanthari Mulaku Chammanthi/ Hot Green Chilly Dip

Biryani Chammanthi /Chutney
Nadan Chammanthi Podi /Idi Chammanthi /Roasted Coconut Spice Chutney Powder


Happy Eating!
Sangeetha 

38 comments:

  1. Wow this is my fav chammanthi....i like the spiciness of it....

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    1. Hi Arthy, My fav too :) thanks!

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  2. Drooling here...this is one of my fav....love to have chuttaracha chammanthi with rice and pavakka varuthathu...i'm feeling hungry already...

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    1. Hi, Oh those combo are to-die-for! I make this chammanthi on a regular basis. Hope to see you around more!

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  3. Wonderful wonderful Sangeetha..I can't take my eyes from this childhood delicacy..Slurp ! It's then your presentation that makes it even more worth ! Cheers ..

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    1. Thanks Melange! :) Thanks for dropping by and leaving some encouraging words.

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  4. beautiful clicks, this recipe is a keeper... would love to try it

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    1. Thank Priya. Please do try and let me know how it turned out.

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  5. The taste can be boosted if the ginger, shallots and curry leaves are also sauted. Addition of a quarter teaspoon of sugar is also welcome. Please try these alteration

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    1. Hi Nandakumar,It's great to have you here. Sounds very nice! I'm sure adding sugar will give extra punch to the chammanthi:) Will try those alteration next time for sure. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.Hope to see you around more!

      Have a great day!
      Sangeetha

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  6. I am a huge fan of chammanthi. My mom would make it for my rice kanji. Simple clean clicks!

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    1. Thanks Vijitha :) My fav too...kanji and chammanthi, nothing can beat this combo!

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  7. tempting and super inviting ..

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  8. one of my fav chutney...beautifully presented, love all the clicks!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback :)

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  9. Hi dear, this is very tempting, love to have this :)

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  10. Can guess the flavour of this chammanthi,drooling here.

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  11. totally love your presentation and clicks.. mouth watering. This and set dosha is all I need..

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    1. Thank for your encouraging comments Roshini:)

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  12. I have decided to carry an ammikallu this time even if it is extra baggage. I made the same chammandi sometime back. Yummm! It goes so well with kappa and kanji, right! I love your photos.

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    1. That's wonderful decision Sridevi :) even i should try to bring one. Thanks for stopping by and for lovey comment! Hope to see you around more!

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  13. thanks sangeetha...it came out really well

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    1. You're Welcome Lakshmi!Great to know that it worked well or you :) Thanks for trying the recipe and sharing your feedback here.I do hope you get to try more recipes from here and like them too.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  14. can u please let me know where I can buy the ammikallu...?? I stay in bangalore

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    1. Hi Lakshmi, Sorry can't be of much help here.I live in US. Anyway will try to touch base my friends in Bangalore and will let you know.

      Thanks!
      Sangeetha

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  15. My friend's mother made this once and I have been looking for a recipe since! Thanks so much for sharing, it came out deliciously!

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    1. You're welcome! Nice to know that it worked out for you! Thanks for trying this recipe and also for posting a comment here :)

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  16. really nice....nostalgic one...Veena Krishnakumar

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  17. Nice one and really nostalgic taste....Veena Krishnakumar

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    1. Thanks Veena!Please keep checking and let me know your feedback.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  18. Anonymous9:20 AM

    I just want to dig into that ball of wonderful yummy chamanthi. Will definetly try this out.

    Regards,
    aruna

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    1. Oh those are to-die-for! I make them on a regular basis. Please try it sometime and I do hope you like it...

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  19. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Its great…I tried..Thanks for sharing..

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for trying it out, and thank you for letting me know. So glad that that it lived up to your expectations!

      Best,
      Sangeetha

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