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September 17, 2018

Puran Poli With Wheat Flour – Wheat Flour Obbattu Recipe

puran poli with wheat flour

Puran poli with wheat flour  / wheat flour obbattu – Recipe with step by step pictures. Puran poli a popular festival sweet in Maharashtra. This sweet recipe is called by various names across India. They have small variations in ingredients and method of preparation. In Tamil, we call it as paruppu boli. In Kannada, its is obbattu / holige and Bobbatlu/ bobbattu in Telugu. After Ganesh chaturthi celebration, many of us must be thinking of using leftover chana dal pooranam that is prepared for kozhukattai / modak. Every year I make suzhiyan / susiyam using the leftover stuffing. So this year I prepared puran poli with wheat flour instead of maida for outer covering. It came out well and soft. To make soft puran poli, I followed my chapathi / roti recipe  adding ghee and curd to make the dough. I rested the dough for 30 minutes and tried it. As I had already prepared Karnataka style obbattu/ holige, I followed the same steps and procedure for stuffing and rolling the puran poli. It came out so good. Myself and Sendhil liked it very much and had the same for our breakfast. I had a satisfaction of making obbattu without maida adding less oil/ ghee. Friends, If you have leftover pooranam/ Hooran/ stuffing prepared for the festival, you can make this puran poli recipe with wheat flour. You can make this poli thin or thick as you wish.

Check out my Karnataka style holige / Obbattu recipe with tips and tricks. 

wheat flour obbattu recipe

Wheat Flour Puran Poli - Obbattu with wheat flour


Wheat Flour Puran Poli - Obbattu with wheat flour

Puran poli with wheat flour - Puran poli / Obbattu prepared with leftover chana dal puran



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 5
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
For puran poli outer covering
  • Wheat flour / Atta - 1 cup
  • Water - as needed
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee or gingely oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil - to drizzle puran poli while cooking
For stuffing
  • Chana dal - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 3/4 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup ( to melt jaggery)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

HOW TO MAKE PURAN POLI WITH WHEAT FLOUR

  1. Wash and pressure cook chana dal in required water till soft.
  2. Remove and drain the excess water. Mash or grind it coarsely.
  3. Melt jaggery adding water. Strain the syrup. Add chana dal paste.
  4. Add grated coconut, cardamom powder. Mix till thick like dough. Puran is ready.
  5. Knead smooth dough with ingredients given above.
  6. Make equal balls of puran and dough. Dust the dough ball with wheat flour.
  7. Roll it and keep the puran balls. Seal and roll it thin or thick.
  8. Heat dosa pan with oil. Cook the puran poli both the sides.
  9. Remove and serve hot adding ghee on top. 

WHEAT FLOUR POLI/ OBBATTU - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Prepare the stuffing / pooranam first. For this, pressure cook channa dal adding required water and a tsp of oil.Cook for 2-3 whistles in low flame. After the steam is released , mash the dal well with a ladle or grind it coarsely without water. Set aside.
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  • To this mashed dal , add grated coconut and jaggery.  Mix till the mixture thickens and leave the sides of the pan & becomes non-sticky. Add cardamom powder. (If jaggery has impurities, boil and melt jaggery in little water Add this syrup to the cooked chana dal and cook till thick.)  Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Make small lemon sized balls after the stuffing becomes warm. (TIP : If the pooran / Stuffing becomes watery and not thickens soon, you can add some besan flour ( say 1 to 2 tbsp) , mix without lumps and cook in medium flame till thick. Besan helps to thicken the stuffing soon.). Refrigerate the leftover stuffing till use.
  • In a wide bowl, take the wheat flour, ghee, curd and salt. Mix well. Then add water gradually and make a smooth, non-sticky dough. Cover and let it rest for minimum 30 minutes.

  • Take the dough after resting time. Make balls equal to or little lesser than the size of puran ball.

  • Take one dough ball. Dust it with wheat flour or grease with oil. Roll it to palm size. Now place the stuffing ball in the middle. Seal the corners and flatten it slightly. Dust it again.

  • Roll it gently to make a thick or thin puran poli. Arrange in a plate. Similarly make the remaining poli and arrange them without touching each other.

  • Heat a dosa pan. Grease with oil or ghee. Drop the poli and cook till brown spots appear on one side. Flip and cook the puran poli on other side too.  Cook in medium flame patiently. Add ghee or oil if needed. Remove and arrange in a plate. Apply ghee on top to prevent drying. Cook the remaining poli and stack them one above the other to keep it soft. Enjoy hot or warm !
  • Store the leftover stuffing and dough in refrigerator.

Note

  • To make soft puran poli with wheat flour, you must add ghee or oil in the chapathi dough.
  • Dough should be rested well to make soft obbattu. You can rest it for 30 minutes to 3 hours.
  • If the puran / stuffing is watery and not thickening soon, you can add some besan flour and cook till it thickens.
  • If the dough is too sticky, grease your hands with oil and roll the poli by patting it on a butter paper. If its non-sticky, you can dust in wheat flour and roll in a rolling pin.
  • Always cook the poli in medium flame patiently till brown spots appear. Smear with ghee or oil whenever needed.
  • Stack the cooked poli one above the other to keep it soft.
  • Ghee helps to make the puran poli softer. But if you are health conscious, you can use gingely oil.

Try this yummy puran poli recipe with wheat flour and enjoy !
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September 14, 2018

Modak Recipe With Step By Step Pictures - North Indian Ukadiche Modak Recipe

modak recipe with step by step pictures

North Indian modak recipe popularly known as Ukadiche modak in Marathi, Maharashtra was in my try list for long time. Last year during Ganesh chaturthi I tried this modak along with fried modak recipe. But the modak shape was not satisfactory. I posted fried modak with wheat flour but skipped posting this steamed modak recipe. So this year I was determined to make ukdiche modak recipe and prepared it successfully after 2 attempts. I watched a Maharashtrian modak video in YouTube which helped me lot to solve all my doubts and to make a good modak recipe after my flop shows. To make soft modak, dough should be kneaded smooth without cracks. I have used little milk as per the video recipe. So milk helped to keep this modak soft. Unlike South Indian kozhukattai recipe, North Indian modak dough is prepared in a slightly different procedure. Water quantity used is very less here. But the coconut stuffing part is almost the same like thengai pooranam we prepare in Tamil nadu. Apart from shaping the modak, I din’t feel anything difficult in this recipe. Modak pleats are not perfect but I am happy that I could make a decent ones. Due to lack of time, I couldn’t capture a video. Next year I will surely make a video for better understanding. Ok, lets see how to make Modak recipe in step by step with picture.


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Modak recipe - Ukadiche modak recipe


Modak recipe - Ukadiche modak recipe

North Indian modak recipe - Ukadiche modak recipe with step by step picture.



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Modak recipe
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Idiyappam flour / Kozhukattai flour / Processed rice flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
For stuffing
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped nuts - 1 tbsp

HOW TO MAKE MODAK

  1. To make modak, firstly prepare the coconut stuffing part.
  2. Heat coconut and jaggery. Mix till it leaves the sides of pan.
  3. Add cardamom powder, chopped nuts. Mix and set to cool.
  4. For modak dough, heat water adding ghee and milk in a wide kadai.
  5. When it roll boils, add rice flour. Switch off the flame and mix well.
  6. Cover the kadai with a lid and rest for 10 minutes. Knead it well by dipping hands in water.
  7. Make smooth dough and cover with wet cloth.
  8. Shape the modak and fill the coconut stuffing. Seal it.
  9. Arrange all the modak in greased idli plate and steam it for 10 minutes.
  10. Switch off the flame. Remove the modak when warm. Enjoy !

MODAK RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • For modak recipe, firstly make the coconut jaggery stuffing part. In a kadai, take the grated coconut and powdered jaggery. Mix well in medium flame till jaggery melts and mixes with coconut.

  •                          modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • Keep mixing in medium flame till the stuffing starts to leave the sides of pan. Check if you are able to roll a non-sticky, soft ball. Switch off the flame and let it cool. It will become crumbly once it cools down completely.
  • modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • In a kadai, heat 1 cup of water adding 1 tsp ghee and 2 tbsp milk. Let it come to a roll boil. Simmer the flame completely. Add rice flour, mix well to coat the rice flour with water. Do it quickly.
  • modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • Switch off the flame and cover the kadai with a lid. Rest for 10 minutes. Transfer the modak mixture to a plate. Keep a bowl with water for dipping the water.
  • modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • Dip your hands in water and gather the dough in the plate. Make a smooth, non-sticky dough. Knead well for 5 minutes. Dip your hands in water whenever needed while kneading the dough.
  • modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • Now cover the dough with a wet cloth. In a small bowl, take little water with few drops of oil. Use this water to dip your fingers while shaping the modak. Now start to make shapes. For this, take a lemon sized ball. Press it using your fingers to make a cup shape. Dip your fingers in water whenever its sticky or difficult to press. Make sure the corners of the cup is thin. 
modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • Press it with your finger and make pleats in equal intervals. Place 1 tbsp of stuffing inside the cup. Hold the top of modak with your fingers and keep rotating it gently to bring all the pleats together. Once the stuffing is completely covered, seal the top of modak and make a coconut shape. Dip the bottom of modak slightly in water+oil and arrange the modak in a plate or box. It helps to prevent sticking to the plate. Cover it to prevent drying. Make all the modak and arrange it.
modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • You can also make a half moon shape as shown in the above pictures.
  • Heat water in a idli pot and let it come to a roll boil. Grease idli plate with oil and arrange the modak. After the water starts to roll boil, keep the idli plate with modak.
modak recipe with step by step pictures

modak recipe with step by step pictures
  • Cook in high flame for 6 to 8 minutes. Switch off the flame and let the modak becomes warm. Then remove in a plate. Offer to Lord. Enjoy ! modak recipe with step by step pictures

Note

  • Do not overcook the coconut, jaggery mixture. It will become hard and chewy.
  • Do not add more water.Ratio of rice flour and water should be 1:1. Milk is added to bring softness and to make white colored modak.
  • Always make the coconut stuffing first. Then make the dough.
  • After making the dough, start to shape the modak immediately.Do not rest the dough for long time.
  • Always cover the dough with a wet cloth while shaping the kozhukattai/ modak.
  • Similarly keep the shaped modak covered till you steam it.
  • Do not steam for long time. Modak may crack. Steam cook only for 6 to 8 minutes after the water in the idli pot roll boils.
ukadiche modak recipe
Try this yummy North Indian style Ukadiche modak and enjoy !

Modak recipe
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September 9, 2018

Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukattai – Chana Dal Sweet Poornam Kozhukattai With Video

Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai

Every year on Ganesh Chaturthi festival, we make chana dal sweet poornam kozhukattai / kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai for neivedyam. Basically sweet kozhukattai can be prepared by stuffing kozhukattai with chana dal pooranam, moong dal poornam or with coconut/ thengai pooranam. But we all love Kadalai paruppu purana kozhukattai more than other stuffing. As this pooranam can be refrigerated and used up to 2 weeks, I make it in large quantity and use the same for making sweet poli/ obbattu, suzhiyan and sweet paratha.To make soft poorna kozhukattai, there are certain points to remember. I have shared all the points as tips in the end of this post. Do read them before you start making this kozhukattai.  Also check out the detailed video on how to make chana dal sweet pooranam, making kozhukattai maavu using idiyappam flour and shaping modagam with and without kolukattai mould. Lets see how to make chana dal sweet pooranam kozhukattai with step by step pictures and video.

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Chana dal pooranam kozhukattai / Kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai recipe


Chana dal pooranam kozhukattai / Kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai recipe

Chana dal pooranam kozhukattai / Kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai recipe - Sweet kozhukattai for Ganesh chaturthi



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Kozhukattai recipes
Serves: 15 to 20 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

For chana dal pooranam ( 1 CUP - 250ML)
  • Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 2 cups ( to pressure cook dal)
  • Powdered jaggery – 3/4 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom – 3 nos (powdered)
  • Water – 1/3 cup ( to make jaggery syrup)
  • Salt – a pinch (optional)
For kozhukattai maavu
  • Idiyappam flour / Kozhukattai flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 1.5 to 2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp

HOW TO MAKE KADALAI PARUPPU POORANAM KOZHUKATTAI

  1. Take the chana dal / Kadalai paruppu in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add water, few drops of cooking oil. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. 
  3. Drain the excess water. Mash or grind the dal. 
  4. Melt jaggery in water. Strain the syrup. Boil and add the dal paste, grated coconut, cardamom.
  5. Mix till thick. Transfer the pooranam to a box.Cool down and then make balls.
  6. To make kozhukattai dough, boil water adding salt and cooking oil. Add to idiyappam flour.
  7. Make soft, smooth dough without cracks. Cover with a wet cloth till use.
  8. Make modagam shape by stuffing the chana dal pooranam. Steam it for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove when warm. Offer to Lord Ganesh and Enjoy !
KADALAI PARUPPU POORANAM – STEP BY STEP PICTURES.
  • Pressure cook chana dal by adding the required water and a drop of oil.Drain the water. Grind without water or mash it well to make a paste without adding water and set aside.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam
  • In a bowl, take the powdered jaggery and add little water to cover it.When its melted , strain to remove impurities OR if the jaggery is pure, add it directly to the mashed dal along with grated coconut.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam
  • If using syrup, strain it. Wash the kadai and add the syrup, grated coconut and cooked dal, cardamom powder( please do not add water, the coconut itself leaves water which will be enough.)
  • Mix well until the mixture leaves the sides and becomes a thick whole mass. ( Do not add water while adding the dal paste because the lesser u add the water , sooner the pooranam will start to leave the sides and becomes thick.. Stuffing will be ready)
Kadalai paruppu pooranam
  • Make small balls out of the stuffing and keep ready.
  • The unused stuffing can be refrigerated and used for 10 to 15 days.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam


TO MAKE SWEET POORANAM KOZHUKATTAI


  • I used a ready made kozhukattai mould to make a good shape. U can also try the shape which is shown in the video to make mothagam/ coconut shape.
  • in the pictures below, I’ve explained using kozhukattai mould. Take the mould, open it and grease it with gingely oil. Take a small ball from the Kozhukattai dough and keep it inside the mould. Just spread it all the sides till 3/4 of the mould by keeping the center empty. Now close the mould and press it with ur left hand fingers.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai
  • Now place the dal pooranam in the center.Take a small berry sized ball and place it on the top of the dal pooranam and seal it well.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai
  • Now open the mould , u’ll get a nicely shaped kozhukattai.
  • Follow the same for the remaining. Grease an idli plate with oil,Arrange the kozhukattai.
  • Boil water in an idli pot.. Keep the idli plate and steam it for  8 to 10 minutes. Cooked kozhukattai looks shiny. Switch off the flame and eemove the kozhukattai from idli plate after it becomes warm. If you try to remove it hot, kozhukattai may break.  
Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai sweet pooranam kozhukattai
TIPS TO MAKE SOFT KOZHUKATTAI 
  • The same pooranam can be done using coconut alone. For that,channa dal is not needed.Just make the jaggery syrup , add the grated coconut , cardamom powder & mix till it leaves the sides.
  • Remove & stuff it using the above said procedure.
  • For thengai pooranam , jaggery can be less.ie 1:1 would be enough.
  • To make soft kozhukattai, always use good quality idiyappam flour. Homemade processed rice flour gives the best result. 
  • Add the right quantity of hot water to make the kozhukattai dough. If the water is less, kozhukattai may break while shaping and tastes hard and chewy.
  • If the water is more, dough becomes too sticky. Shaping would be difficult and kozhukattai will break after cooking. 
  • Always make the stuffing part / Pooranam first. Do not make kozhukattai dough in advance. Make it just before making kozhukattai else dough will dry and gives hard kozhukattai.
  • Make the kozhukattai maavu smooth without cracks. Do not add more water and make it sticky. If the dough is sticky, grease with oil and knead for 5 minutes.
  • Before steaming the kozhukattai, make sure water in the idli pot is roll boiling. It helps to cook the kozhukattai soon and keeps it soft. 
  • Do not remove the kozhukattai from the idli plate when it is hot. Remove after kozhukattai becomes warm. It will come out easily without cracks else kozhukattai may break. 
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September 8, 2018

Tomato Poha – Thakkali Aval Upma Recipe

Tomato poha

Tomato poha / Thakkali aval is an easy, instant Indian breakfast cum dinner recipe. Poha recipes (Pressed rice/ rice flakes recipes in English, avalakki uppittu in Kannada) makes it appearance at least twice in a week in my kitchen as it can be cooked quickly and instantly in jiffy morning hours. It would be ideal for breakfast. As Iam trying different poha recipes in South Indian and North Indian versions, I wanted to make this easy tomato poha (Thakkali aval upma in Tamil) for our breakfast today. This is the first time I am making poha with tomato. Basically tomato poha can be prepared in 2 ways. One by adding onion, green chilli and tomato and other one by adding spice powders and garam masala. Today I have followed the second method by adding tomato, onion, red chilli powder and garam masala powder as I love my poha to be slightly spicy and flavorful. Bachelors and working women would love this recipe as it can be prepared under 15 minutes. You can whip up your breakfast or late night dinner instantly. Optionally you can use frozen green peas and vegetables like carrot, capsicum to make it colorful and healthy. Ok, Lets see how to make tomato poha recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out my Maharashtrian Kanda poha, Gujarati Batata poha, Tamilnadu style aval upma, Lemon poha and Instant poha mix recipe.


Tomato poha recipe

Tomato poha recipe / Thakkali aval upma


Tomato poha recipe / Thakkali aval upma

Tomato poha /Thakkali aval upma - Easy, instant breakfast recipes.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Instant breakfast recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Thick poha / Getti aval / Thick rice flakes - 1 cup
  • Water – 1/2 to 3/4 cup (to soak poha)
  • Salt - as needed
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 (Finely chopped)
  • Ripe tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder /coriander seeds powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves - To garnish

HOW TO MAKE TOMATO POHA

  1. Wash the thick poha twice or thrice. Add water to immerse it.
  2. Soak for 10 minutes. Chop onion, tomato.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper and saute onion, tomato till mushy.
  4. Add chilli powder, turmeric, coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar.
  5. Mix well till raw smell goes off. Lastly add soaked poha. Mix gently.
  6. Cover cook in low flame till poha becomes soft. Mix and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot ! No side dish is needed.

TOMATO POHA RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the thick poha twice or thrice to remove the debris. Drain the washed water completely. Add the water required to immerse the poha ( I used 1/2 cup water). Soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Poha absorbs all the water and becomes soft.
  • Tomato poha recipe
  • In the mean time, chop the onion, tomato finely. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, finely chopped onion and saute till onion becomes transparent.
  • Tomato poha recipe
  • Add finely chopped tomato and saute till tomato turns mushy. Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder and garam masala powder.
  • Tomato poha recipe
  • Mix well and cook for a minute till its raw smell vanishes. Now add the soaked poha without any water. (Drain the water in a colander if any).

  • Mix gently using a fork without making it mushy. Keep the flame low and cover cook the poha for 5 to 10 minutes till poha is heated well and becomes soft. Mix it once or twice in the middle to avoid burnt bottom.
    • Tomato poha recipe
  • Switch off the flame. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot. Enjoy ! You can have it with aloo bhujia or any pickle if you like.

Note

  • For variations and healthy options, you can add finely chopped carrot, capsicum, frozen peas along with onion and saute till its cooked.
  • You can replace red chilli powder and coriander seeds powder with finely chopped green chilli for less flavor.
  • You can also make it without onion on vrat days/ fasting days.
  • If you like more tangy taste, add few drops of lemon juice at the end.

Yummy, tasty, easy tomato poha is ready to enjoy with your cup of tea !
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September 5, 2018

Hotel Style Coconut Chutney Recipe – Tamilnadu Restaurant Style Coconut Chutney For Idli, Dosa, Pongal

hotel style coconut chutney
Tamilnadu hotel style coconut chutney (thengai chutney in Tamil) also known as white chutney is a very simple recipe with minimum ingredients. Its the best side dish for idli , dosa, pongal, vada and other South Indian tiffin recipes. After going through so many websites and YouTube videos, I tried this restaurant style coconut chutney recipe at home. As I expected, it looked and tasted very similar to the hotel white chutney. In popular hotels like Saravana bhavan, Adayar Ananda bhavan they serve this kind of coconut chutney. It looks super white in color and slightly loose in consistency. It doesn't taste spicy at all instead it tastes mildly sweet too. Many people says coconut chutney in hotels is prepared using Thengai punnakku (Coconut oil cake/ coconut residue) , Kadalai Punnaku( Groundnut oil cake) and pottukadalai / roasted chana dal as they are low in cost when compared to fresh coconut and yield of the chutney is more. Yes it may be true with small food joints where the chutney looks pale white in color. Some hotels use milk or coconut milk to grind the chutney which helps to bring white color even with the same ingredients. Some people also add a dash of ginger or garlic and small onion for flavor enhancements. However it is prepared, we all love hotel type coconut chutney recipe, isn’t it ??  So today I have shared the basic white colored coconut chutney recipe without roasted chana dal.  Lets see how to make it with step by step pictures. I have also shared few tips at the end of this post to make white colored coconut chutney. Very soon I will share Karnataka hotel style coconut chutney recipe which is completely different from this recipe.

If you are interested, please check my hotel style Kara chutney recipe / Red chutney too !

hotel style coconut chutney

Hotel style coconut chutney recipe - Restaurant style thengai chutney


Hotel style coconut chutney recipe - Restaurant style thengai chutney

How to make Tamilnadu hotel style coconut chutney recipe



Cuisine: Tamilnadu
Category: Chutney Recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Freshly grated coconut - 1/2 cup (Do not use the brown part)
  • Green chilli - 1 ( Small in size)
  • Cashewnuts – 2
  • Tamarind – A pinch (optional)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - to grind the chutney
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – Few (optional)
  • Red chilli – 1 no (optional)

HOW TO MAKE HOTEL COCONUT CHUTNEY 

  1. Grate the white part of fresh coconut.
  2. Take grated coconut, green chilli, cashews, salt and water.
  3. Grind to a thick, smooth chutney.
  4. Temper mustard seeds and urad dal in oil.
  5. Add to coconut chutney. Mix well and serve with idli, dosa.

HOTEL COCONUT CHUTNEY - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Grate white part of the coconut. Do not use the brown part.

  • In a mixie jar, take the grated coconut, green chilli, pinch of tamarind (optional), cashew nuts, salt. Grind to a coarse paste without water.

  • Now add the required water and grind to a thick, smooth chutney. Transfer to a bowl.
    • Hotel coconut chutney recipe
  • Heat oil in a small kadai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal and add to chutney. If you like you can temper red chilli and curry leaves too. Mix well and serve with idli, dosa !
  • It stays good for 2 to 3 hours without refrigeration if you do not use your hands while grinding and mixing. It stays good for 2 days under refrigeration.Enjoy ! 
  • Hotel style coconut chutney

Note

  • For variations you can skip cashewnuts and add 1 tsp of pottukadalai / roasted chana dal.
  • You can add 1 garlic clove or 1/4 inch ginger for more flavor.
  • In some hotels, coconut chutney is tempered with red chilli and curry leaves. But I din’t use them.
  • You can also add a pinch of sugar if you like sweet taste in coconut chutney.
TIPS TO MAKE WHITE COLORED COCONUT CHUTNEY 

DO’s:
1. Always use freshly grated coconut.. Do not grate the brown part. More coconut less pottukadalai/Fried gram  is also a must for white chutneys.
2. Add less water for getti (thick )chutney, add the quantity necessary to run your mixie.
3. Indian mixer mate or small jars are a must. American Oster mixer comes with a small jar attachment which also works well.
4. Use small green chillies and always use less green chilies for white color chutney and increase the spiciness by tempering with more red chilies. This answers the question "Why my chutney looks green"?
Don’ts:
1. Ready made flakes or desiccated flakes or frozen grated coconut will work but don't except taste and color. Mostly pale white color with oily look.
2. No microwaving for reheating, just thaw to bring back to room temperature. Reheating makes it release more oil and which results in stinky coconut smell.
3. Blender will not work for thick chutney and adding more water will make it thin but consistency will be still coarse.
4.In cold places , coconut leaves oil while grinding chutneys. To avoid this , use hot water or warm water for grinding chutneys. It comes out white & smooth without leaving oil.

Try this easy, yummy Tamilnadu hotel style coconut chutney / Thengai chutney for idli, dosa !
restaurant style coconut chutney


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