Friday, March 4, 2011

Coconut and Curry leaves chutney

Growing up we had a curry plant in the house, it was a huge plant almost a tree. It was a treat to pick the leaves from the tree, the aroma of the leaves was almost magical....as I write ....I can almost smell the fresh leaves of the curry plant....childhood memories :) It has a spicy-sweet smell very hard to put in words.... Curry leaf is a must in almost every south Indian kitchen, it is not uncommon to see a curry plant in many Indian households. Easy to grow and bursting with flavors ....it is indeed a treat in your herb garden.  



1 cup fresh coconut gratings
12- 15 curry leaves washed
4 -5 red chili or green chili
1 tbsp mustard seeds
 1  tbs bengal gram daal (chana daal)
1 tbsp urad dhal
5-6 tsp tamarind paste. (soak lemon size tamarind in warm water and squeeze the pulp)
salt per taste
1/4 th tsp oil



In a pan heat the oil and roast mustard, urad daal and chana daal. Now add the washed curry leaves and roast it on a low flame till it shrivels up a bit. Wizz the blender with the roasted ingredients, coconut,green chili, tamarind and salt. Serve with your favorite idlis or dosa ... also tastes great with aloo-puri. It cannot get easier than this ;-) less than 20 min !!
 Have a great weekend!
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10 comments:

  1. yummy chutney with lovely presentation....mouthwatering...

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  2. Yum..never thought of this combo before!
    loved your pics n presentation :)


    US Masala

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  3. very unique combo.....yet healthy too.

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  4. I would so love to have this plant, but it is so difficult to get in US. Love your chutney dear :)

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  5. What a beautiful click ... love the recipe too !!!

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  6. Definitely a fabulous chutney, awesome!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL PICS OF MY MOST FAVORITE LEAVES :) AND WONDERFUL LOOKING CHUTNEY! YUMMMM

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  8. Wow lovely pictures and nice recipe

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  9. This is really amazing,.
    I like your dish,.
    grilling

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