Chammanthi/ Chutney is a simple and tasty South Indian side dish with fresh coconut and some spices. We can prepare Chammanthi/Chutney in different ways and texture. Here I introduce to you kerala style Vella Chammanthi Curry or White Coconut Chutney. It is a mild spicy and liquid textured coconut gravy served with idly, dosa and vada as a dip. Normally I prepare both sambar and chutney with idly, dosa and vada 🙂 we family members love that taste combination and it always gives us a South Indian vegetarian restaurant feeling 🙂 Here is the easy recipe and method, make a try and enjoy 🙂
|Recipe Type||Kerala/Break fast /Side Dish|
|Preparation and Cooking Time||10 to 15 Minutes|
|Serve to||2 to 3|
Ingredients For Vella Chammanthi Curry (Kerala Style White Coconut Chutney For Dosa, Idly and vada)
|Grated Coconut||1 Cup||use fresh|
|Shallot/Small Onion/Kochully||2 Numbers||Skinned and Diced(For grinding purpose)|
|Ginger||1 inch root||Skinned and Diced|
|Green Chilly||1 or 2 number||Diced(Adjust as per your taste)|
|Salt||As per your taste|
|Water||As per your taste|
|Coconut Oil/ Any Veg Oil||2 Tablespoon/ Adjust as per your taste|
|Shallots/small onion/Kochully||3 Numbers||Chopped Finely( For temper Chutney)|
|Dry Red Chilly||2 Numbers||Cut into small|
|Mustard seeds||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Urad Daal/White lentil/Uzhunu||1/2 Teaspoon|
Method For Vella Chammanthi Curry (Kerala Style White Coconut Chutney For Dosa, Idly and Vada)
• Place coconut, diced ginger, shallots, green chilli, salt and water in a mixer (small) jar (Do not add much salt and water; add it slowly as per your desired consistency and taste) grind and make a smooth paste. Transfer it into a bowl.
• Heat oil in a frying pan, pop mustard seeds and urad daal. Then add shallots, red chilly and curry leaves. Fry until crispy and golden brown.
• Pour it straight over on chutney curry.
• Mix well. Serve with idly, dosa, vada etc. Enjoy!
Notes and Tips
Use fresh and white grated coconut, it gives your chutney white color and creamy taste.
Add less water and salt at the beginning of the grinding, it helps to grind chutney smooth and easy way and add it gradually as per your taste.
Serve chutney/Chammanthi immediately otherwise refrigerate and use.