Thursday, June 18, 2009

Recipe: Manga Chammandi/Mango Chutney


Chammandi is Malayalam for chutney. Once the mango season arrives, every other day we have manga chammandi. As I mentioned earlier it was either mango koottan or chakka kari or chakka molakoottal and manga chammandi. This is a delicious chutney and goes well with plain rice, idli, dosa, or chapatti. It is the best side dish for any type of molakoottal.

Ingredients:

Raw mango: 1 no.
Grated Coconut: 1 cup
Urad dal: 1 tsp.
Red chillies: 2 or 3 nos.
Hing powder: ¼ tsp.
Jaggery: a small piece
Salt to taste.
Curry leaves: few
Coconut oil for seasoning.

Preparation:
Cut the mangoes into small pieces. Heat ½ tsp of oil in a pan and add the hing and urad dal and red chillies and fry till the urad dal turns pink in color. Cool. Grind the mangoes, coconut, fried spices, curry leaves, salt and jaggery to chutney consistency. The moisture for grinding will come from the raw mangoes. This is thick chutney and hence, add only very little water during grinding if required. Serve seasoned with 1 tsp of coconut oil.

6 comments:

Deepa said...

I have been a silent reader of your blog but commenting for the first time. I really enjoy your narration esp. about your younger days !
The idlis in the picture look very fluffy and soft. Could you post the recipe please ?

Thanks,
-Deepa

Ammupatti said...

Hi Deepa

I shall certainly post the recipe for idlis once I finish with mangoes and jackfruits.

Best wishes

MA said...

Such an interesting blog. Will be a regular visitor

Janaki Gopikrishna said...

its one of the super combinations with kanji also.i make it often at home. all it needs is just a small piece of mango..

Ammupatti said...

Thank you MA.

Ammupatti said...

Hi Janaki

Yes, it is a super side dish for Kanji as well. My cousin makes it every other day during season.

Best wishes