Chammanthi is a spicy semi dry condiment or chutney from the Indian state of Kerala.The Kerala cusine is Incomplete with out this spicy chutneys.There are a lot of variety chammanthi s in Kerala with or with out coconut.This Mulaku chuttaracha Chammanthy (Dry red chili chutney) is so easy to make and very spicy.you can make it in different ways.It is a classic condiment and goes very well with cassava and rice porridge called kanji
You can make this chammanthi in two ways one with tamarind or with out tamarind.Traditionally fire burned chili is used to make this but now a days its quite difficult so you can fry the chili in coconut oil for convenience.but the taste of fire burned chili is far far better
The fried or roasted red chili ground with tamarind,salt and shallots.then pour coconut oil. that’s it.remember this is a very hot chutney adjust the amount of chilies as per your preference.
Here is the nostalgic recipe of Mulaku chuttaracha Chammanthy (Dry red chili chutney).try it and enjoy
check the video recipe here
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||5 minutes|
- 8 red chili
- 6 shallots/small onion
- salt as needed
- cocunut oil
- tamarind a small gooseberry size(optional)
- Heat oil in pan add chilly and fry it well or burn the chili in hot charcoal.
- take away The chili from pan or from burning charcoal (kanalil chuttedukuka) transfer the chili in to a mixer or mortar.add shallots and salt.grind in to a coarse paste with out adding water.(if you are adding tamarind add tamarind too)
- Transfer the ground paste in to a bowl,Add sufficient amount of coconut oil in to it .mix well enjoy with cassava or rice porridge.
you can add tamarind or garlic if you like the taste.cocunut oil is not compulsory.
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