Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chutney


I tried making the traditional chutney (with some changes) and now all at home are of the opinion that  I am the chutney expert.
So come Sunday and the first thing that I have to do (after my morning tea) is to make the chutney.
This is to go with the breakfast which could be Idli or dosa or appam or uttappam.
One of the reasons why the family likes this chutney is the green colour.
Adding the ingredients in the right proportion is the trick.
Grated coconut is the base, to which I add a few pods of garlic, a little shaving of ginger, a few bulbs of the small onions (commonly known as the sambhar onion) a little bit of imli (tamarind) , one long green chilli, a few leaves of pudina (mint) and lots of curry leaves (yes that is the secret ingredient that makes the whole chutney go green) Of course salt to taste.


Grind all these together in a mixer by adding a little warm water till you get a good paste.
The final step is to do the seasoning with  rai (mustard seeds) and one or two dried red chilly, a few curry leaves and lo behold the chutney is ready.


This is not as green as my usual chutney.
I had to click this before it was set on the table (along with uttappa)
Now don’t ask me how to make uttappa. That is my wife’s department. 


57 comments:

Harman said...

Oh my God so tempting!
I copied recipe ..will try soon!

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks yummy! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Daisy said...

They'll have to start calling you Chef Haddock! Looks good! :)

Indrani said...

That is nice, department within a department.
Good result by you. :)

Susan Deborah said...
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Susan Deborah said...

I must say that chutneys look absolutely wonderful on screen. And, coconut chutney is our favourite one as well.

Joy always,
Susan

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True My Lens said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. This looks great!

A said...

Oh my, looks really good!!!

Neha said...

Wow! Looks yumm. I need to try it out too. Thanks for the recipe :)

Bikramjit said...

looks yummmy :) and with utappam Now I am drooling


Bikram's

SweetMarie said...

That looks and sounds so good!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Very interesting. I make the Dosa or Uthappam and my son prepares the Chutney. I lost my wife last year and now we do it everyday. I shall share the secrets with my son and shall help him. Thanks a lot.

Tangled up in blue... said...

Aah, the uthappam looks magnificent. My compliments to your wife's cooking! As for the chutney, it sounds absolutely yummy. We make it with just coconut, green chillies and coriander with the seasoning. I must try adding ginger and curry leaves, too!

Raj said...

haha.. been ages since i had that chutney with uttapam or something :)

rama said...

Lovely Chutney!
Even I love adding curry leaves to everything, it is not only very good for health, it also gives a very nice flavor. People generally throw off curry leaves, when we add it as a seasoning, so I grind it along with sambar powder, idli/ dosai chutney powder, etc. I do this trick to make people eat it unknowingly, so that the benefits of curry leaves reach each and everyone in the family.
So when in Pune can we drop in for BF?

Leslie Rose said...

I've never given chutney a go. After this post, I'm determined to give it a try.

Haddock said...

You are most welcome Rama.
Just give a tinkle and drop in. Meanwhile I will practice more :-)
By the way whoever invented Dhansak must have used your idea in the first place.

Haddock said...

There is always a first time, and who knows it may turn out to be your fav side dish :-)

Haddock said...

Welcome Ra..... try it out.

Haddock said...

Thanks Tangled.
Ginger and the small onions does the trick (don't tell anyone the trade secret)

Haddock said...

Thanks Marie

Haddock said...

Do let me know how it has turned out:-)

Haddock said...

Thanks Cindy

Haddock said...

Thanks Daisy....hmm chef Haddock.... not bad

Haddock said...

Yes Indrani...easy way to work.

Haddock said...

I suppose down south everyone uses it.

Haddock said...

Thanks fore that

Haddock said...

Thanks fore that

Haddock said...

Do let us know how it has turned out :-)

Haddock said...

Wow.... everyday !!
Hope your son picks it up.

Haddock said...

Wait till you see the appam Bikramjit.

That corgi :) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. I have never made chutney before (and I don't think I've ever eaten it before either) but it does look delicious! Glad the family likes it! Have a good day ahead!

betty

Jenni Steel said...

I love chutney and it adds a little spice to what ever you have be it meat or salad.

Thanks for dropping by my site. I apologise for the delay in coming back.

Cheers Jenni

Haddock said...

Most welcome Jenni and agree with you.

Haddock said...

Who knows, one day you may taste it and like it :-)

....Petty Witter said...

Sounds yummy. I had no idea that grated coconut formed the base.

Ruprekha said...

Loved this. I seem to have all the ingredients and since I am taking a break today from work, must try this. Hope it goes well with my usual daal rice sabji lunch.
Thanks.

CD!!! said...

This is exactly how I make chutney and in summers I use raw mango instead of tamarind. The uttappam looks yummy!

Haddock said...

In most of the states in South India, coconut is used in every dish (well almost all) as it is available in plenty.

Haddock said...

Do tell us how it turns out.

Haddock said...

Yep, raw mango goes well with coconut.

Tomz said...

seems appealing..does it have a tangy taste?

Haddock said...

Thanks Tomz. The tanginess depends upon how much tamarind you add.

Jeannette said...

I would say this is a "cool" post....but I suspect that your chutney is not! Great presentation. Thank you...

trees said...

Want this when I am there, chutney as well as uthappam : ))

Haddock said...

Oh yes you will get both :-)

Rià said...

Wow! Looks yummy.

Nisha said...

yummy dish...

Lizzy said...

I've never made chutney before. Thanks for the guidance :)

Purabi Naha said...

Chutney like this is really great with anything. My kids love idlis and onion rava dosas, so I will definitely make this chutney for them. And yes, do put the uttappa recipe too!

Haddock said...

Thanks Ria

Haddock said...

Thanks Nisha

Haddock said...

There is always a first time Lizzy. Hope you like it.

Haddock said...

Hope your kids like it Naha.
As for the Uttappa recipe, I am still at it. Maybe in the next post.

Carolyn Jung said...

Sounds like a match made in heaven: one makes the bread, the other the chutney. Can't ask for a better pair (or pairing) than that. ;)

Haddock said...

Thanks Carolyn.
Like they say, complimenting each other :-)