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March 26, 2009

CHUTNEYS FOR TRAVEL | CHUTNEY RECIPES

I have given the recipes of two different chutneys for Meals on wheels event hosted by lakshmi.This chutney stays good for 2 days and its an excellent accompaniment for idly/dosa.I learnt both the chutneys from my mom.As i was in a hurry , i couldn't take proper pics. :( . will try to update them soon..

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COCONUT – URAD DAL CHUTNEY
Ingredients:
  • Medium sized coconut – half  / 1 cup (grated)
  • Urad dhal –1.5 tbsp
  • Red chilly – 5-7 nos (increase if u want)
  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water – as needed
  • asafetida / hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil – 2 tsp
Method:
  • Grate one-half of medium sized coconut and keep aside.Soak tamarind in little water..
  • Heat a kadai with cooking oil and add the red chilly , urad dal and fry till urad dal turns golden brown.
  • Now add the hing/asafetida and switch off the flame.
  • Transfer it to a plate and let it cool.
  • Now run the roasted mixture with salt & tamarind in a mixie once and add the grated coconut and run once .
  • Now add the water and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Heat the kadai with 1 tbsp of sesame oil and add the chutney to it. Saute it well. The water in the chutney gets absorbed and becomes thick .
  • Now transfer it to a bowl with spoon and pack it in a separate box for travel.
It tastes great with idly!!.





ONION – URAD DAL CHUTNEY
Ingredients:
  • Big onion – 1 no ( chopped )
  • Small onion – 5-10 nos (peeled n chopped)
  • Tamarind – 2 seeds (small berry size)
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly – 4 nos (adjust to ur taste)
  • Salt & water – as needed.
  • Cooking and gingely oil – 1 tbsp each
Method:
  • Heat a kadai with 1 tbsp of cooking oil and roast the urad dal and red chilly till light golden brown.Set aside.
  • In the same kadai with the remaining oil , saute the chopped big and small onions together till transparent.
  • Grind all the above with tamarind,reqd salt and water to a smooth paste.
  • Now heat the kadai and add the sesame/gingely oil .No need to temper.Its optional.
  • Once it is hot add the chutney to it and saute well till it becomes thick in a medium flame.
  • Now pack it separately in a banana leaf/plastic container/zip lock bags with a spoon for travel.
Tastes excellent with dosa/idly!!

ONION - URAD DAL CHUTNEY


Note:
Always use ladle / spoon for serving this chutney , please dont use your hands,it gets spoiled!! There is no need to saute the chutney in sesame oil when u dont carry for travel.U can eat as it is after grinding!!

KITCHEN CLINIC:
Please refer here for info on coconut.
For urad dal ,here.
For onions , here.
For red chillies ,here.

AWARD:
Varsha and priya have passed me this honorable award.They have rated my blog as “Excellent”.Thanks a ton dearies.Iam very much touched:)

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30 comments:

  1. Did u asked Sen for the thengai thogaiyal story? LOL!
    The second one is new to me ! Nice entries for the event!

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  2. nope,i'll ask hime today:)thanks for the quick comment:)

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  3. coconut-urad dal chutney is new to me. I make the onion one often.
    Nice entries for the event.

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  4. Those chutneys look yummy! Love the coconut one especially.

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  5. Yummy chutneys, great entry. Enjoy your award Chitra! :)

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  6. Nice chutneys....Congrats on your award :)

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  7. Nice entries..Looks yumm..Congrats on the award

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  8. Prefect entries for the event..Both chutneys looks amazing!!

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  9. chutney is so simple and yummy dear

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  10. Thanks for visiting me Chitra. Loved ur chutneys! Will try them for Idlys :)

    Do keep in touch :)

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  11. coconut urad dal chutney is new to me..looking great chitra..

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  12. Simple n comforting chutney Chitra..:)

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  13. Congrats on the award.! Superb chutneys..!

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  14. Congrats on ur awards dear. Chutneys look delicious.

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  15. Both the chutneys look yum Chitra...Congrats on the award.

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  16. Both looks delciious! Nice recipe...

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  17. lovely looking chutneys and congrats on the award!

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  18. Both the chutneys look great! you r right..they'll taste yummmmyyy with idlis :)

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  19. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Ruth

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  20. The tamarind and urad spells the making of 5 star Indian cuisine!

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  21. Both the chutneys looks delicious, congrats on your awards :)

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  22. anytime chutneys wow! yummy accompaniments chitra.
    Congrats on your awards! enjoy!!
    happy weekend!

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  23. both the chutneys looks yummy Chitra! I love to have this chutney with hot rice and ghee.. so yummy!

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  24. I've never had a coconut chutney before - these both look delicious!

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  25. Thanku tessa,keep visiting:)
    Thanks nazarina,suparna,TN,madhu and gita:)

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  26. Thanks dear Chitra. This would be a good addition to my round up :)

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  27. The chutneys look great..!!
    Congrats on your award..!!

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