Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Chammanthi Podi/Kerala Roasted Coconut Chutney Powder





Chammanthi podi is a condiment from the Indian state of Kerala. Regular coconut chutneys would spoil the same day with out refrigeration, Making chammanthi podi was a way to preserve chammanthi for months. To make chammanthi podi , shredded coconut and spices are dry roasted in a pan to help evaporate the moisture from the mixture. Then the mixture is ground up and stored to be used later.

Excerpt taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chammanthi_podi



Ingredients

Grated coconut  - 3 cups

Peppercorns - 1 -2 tsp

Dry red chillies  - 20 nos

Urad dal  - 2tbsp

Pearl onions  - 1/2 cup

Ginger  - 2 tsp

Asafoetida - a small piece

Curry leaves

Tamarind -

Salt

Method

Heat kadai. Dry roast (do not use oil) grated coconut, peppercorns, red chillies, urad dal, pearl onions, ginger and curry leaves.  Stir them continuously on a medium flame. When the colour starts to change slightly, lower the flame, but make sure you are continuously stirring. When the coconut gets a deep brown colour, switch off the stove. This will take around 40-50 minutes. Keep it aside to cool for 20- 30 minutes. Add tamarind and salt. Grind to make a coarse powder. Store in airtight container.










19 comments:

  1. flavorful and yummy ..love this chutney..

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  3. remembering hostel days and one of my room mates who used to bring super tasty chammanthi podi to survive us from boring daily menu :)

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  4. aromatic and delicious and good thing is you can store it for long time. Thanks for sharing Remya.

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  5. Chamnthi podi kollam Beena, Missing amma's chammanthi podi.

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  6. It's wonderful to be learning so much from you. Loved the delicious looking Podi.

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  7. I too make this often,looks delicious..love it!!

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  8. an interesting recipe. I should make some and store it for days I cannot make fresh chutneys.

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  9. Looks appealing!! loved it very much!

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  10. I like chutney podis. How long will this stay? Since it also has onions. Does it need to be refrigerated?

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    1. As onion is fried, it will stay long. Usually it stays fresh for 2-3 months. If you are not sure about how fresh it can stay and how long, always keep it refrigerated.

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  11. I love chutney powders.. it looks tempting & yummy will try this soon :)

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  12. Delicious podi.... feeling nostalgic.....!

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