Chammanthi Podi / Chutney Powder with roasted coconut and spices



How is your holiday shopping and menu planning coming along? I am so a last minute person with gifts,  I haven't even decided what to buy for N and my favorite cousins ;). So full of confusion . As confusion is the cusp of new insight , lets see what would i make out of it....

I was hoping for a "stewy winter" this time , but i totally forgot about the lent .When i realized it , i planned to make some chammanthi podi for December to make it a "Kanji winter". Since i am a procrastinator the project was held in abeyance , till my dear friend "L" asked me for a recipe. Wasnt that in November 2nd or 3rd week L? 

Anyways i wanted to make this and sent the recipe to L , but the ebb and tide of friends and relatives visiting that time made it totally impossible for me. Then my fav cousin Jeff came and he wanted some chammanthi podi so badly to take home to Fl the next day morning...I had no option but to make it at the middle of the night.. A big blow for the procrastinator in me. I made it that night following my Kuttanadan grandma's recipe and was finger licking good. I got to keep a portion of what i made and had to do it again cos of popular demand ;).


Recipe for Kerala style chammanthi podi

Ingredients:-

Grated coconut - 12 oz ( i used one daily delight frozen packet ) or 2 coconuts
Dried Red chili - 20-25 
Coriander seeds - 1 table spoon
Shallots chopped - 2 table spoon
Garlic chopped - 3 cloves
Ginger chopped - a one inch piece
Tamarind - a small lemon size 0r 1 - 3/4 table spoon
Curry leaves - 2 handfuls
Salt to taste

Method:-
In a big Saute pan add all the ingredients except salt and tamarind.
Toss it continuously , and fry for 30-40 minutes or till they turn dark brown. 
Switch off the heat. Add tamarind and salt and let cool. 
Grind it into a coarse powder in a coffee grinder or food processor. 
If you wannna make it a very fine powder , continue grinding for some more time.
Store in an air tight container.
It goes best with Kanji !!!!!

Cheers

Sarah

52 comments:

Veggie Hut said...

Amazing pics as always!

Padhu said...

Wow what a picture ! Podi looks great

Smitha said...

in our house podi podi..all the time podi...be it dosas or idlis or even rice too...yummy podi!!...beautiful pics!

Swathi said...

Adipoli chammanthi podi. undkkiytu kalam kora aayi.Kothivarunum.

Sharmilee! :) said...

I've tasted this once nad absolutely luved it...now have the recipe too...looks super yum

Sathya Sankar said...

Podi looks yummy, nice clicks !

Jeen said...

I love varutha chammanthi podi sara . This look same like my ammas. really tasty

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

my son's favorite..i've stock in the fridge which i brought from kerala during my last visit....

coolblogger said...

Podi , pickles are like lifeboats in caboose/kitchen. Yours looks amazing. I wont be surprised if u take pics for living. Awesome job. Keep it up!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely click, the podi look spicy and tempting for a quick try.

Kairali sisters said...

wow..ethoke natil ninne amma undakki tharunathu kondu varum ennalathe ethu avre undakki nokamennu polum njan chindichitilla tto..Kandittu sahikanillalo eeshwara..Kanjide koode entha oru taste alle...

Biny Anoop said...

Sarah...its looking amazing and the presentation is awesome.....love it with some curd and rice.....
biny

Suja Sugathan said...

Love this so much..kothiyavunnu

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Hasna said...

lovely pics ..had always been fascinated by such recipes...nw me too can give it a try...

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Angie's Recipes said...

This would make a great X'mas gift.

Jaisy James said...

super click dear chammadhi podi adipoli

Akila said...

I can able to feel the flavour dear....

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Jisha said...

chammanthy podi looks awesome...i love to have it with dosa / idili....

divya said...

Looks great..pictures are awesome..:)

Apu said...

Great chutney - wonderful with idli and dosa!!

Mrs K said...

Sarah,the powder sounds like such a wonderful blend of all the amazing ingredients,and should make just about any dish stand out. I am a north Indian but I am sure I can use this in various ways. You have been tagged in the questionnaire I posted today:) Please check it out!

Pavithra said...

Looks so yumm.. I can live with podi. THis looks delicious with ur beautiful pictures.

Priya said...

Podi looks absolutely divine..soo tempting podi..

Pushpa said...

Super delicious Sarah...

kothiyavunu.com said...

kidilan aayittundu ketto..:)

Treat and Trick said...

Great click and delicious!

Shanthi said...

Too good and perfect Lovely clicks

Nisa Homey said...

Great clicks.....my fav too...

Nandini said...

Great Picture and podi!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe sarah, looks good...

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Looks so tasty. Snaps are so nice..

Simply Life said...

oh I'm sure the smell of that is divine!

Rumana Rawat said...

Amazing pics as always!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I have had it so many time from many of my malu friends...love it all the time..never thought of making it...sounds easy Thanks for the share Sarah....i'm going gaga for ur first pic :)

Dimah said...

easy recipe, looks great!

Madhu said...

Can this be had with idly/dosa/rice/roti Sarah? Looks so nice.

Santosh Bangar said...

gr8 podi used with many dishes
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Kitchen Boffin said...

this had been my favourite.. my mom used to make it at home and i miss it..

Peggy said...

Such beautiful pictures! I bet this was super tasty as well!

aipi said...

What an wonderful blend of spices!!

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Krishnaveni said...

new to me, looks great

Nostalgia said...

Awesome pictures as always.. Lip smacking recipe too.

Sowmya said...

A great, storable recipe for instant, anytime use, especially in winter!

Irene said...

I remember mom making this chammanthi when we were in India. And like you said best to have with kanji esp if you are sick

LR said...

authentic chammanti podi....love to have it with rice...

vineetha said...

Dont keep the shopping for last minute..go hurry :)
Chmmanthi podi ithiri engoteku thnau viduo?

Gulmohar said...

I always bring this from home ;-) thanne undakkan nalla madiyanu :D adipoli pics ketto da...

AdukalaVishesham said...

looks great and of course beautiful pic too

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Irresistible podi dear!!! Loved it ;)

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

This looks like a wonderful topping for all kinds of dishes. It is indeed a busy time of the year...so much to do and so little time.

lissie said...

kanjiyum chammanthi podiyum...this is perfect for the weather!

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