Friday, August 5, 2011

Coconut & Roasted Chana Dal Chutney

I love a hearty South Indian breakfast, so I go that extra mile to make the traditional breakfast that I've grown up eating - Idli, Dosa, Appam, Sanna, Panpolay, Mutli  - aah, what is life without them? But then if you want to have a proper breakfast then it is also important to team it up with the right accompaniment. South Indian breads (as mentioned above) are usually fermented (except Neer Dosa & Mutli/Dumplings) and when served with a piping hot Sambhar (spiced  & seasoned mixed vegetable broth) or a coconut chutney feels like a complete breakfast providing the body with the right nourishment to kick start one's metabolism. 


Since we usually rush through the mornings, I don't quite prepare both the Sambhar & the Chutney (although I'd love to do that someday), so usually I make a simple Coconut & Coriander Chutney or the Curry Leaves (Kadipatta) Chutney, but I recently tasted this Roasted Chana Dal Chutney that adds that extra taste that roasted gram imparts. It was made by my friend's Cook and we liked it instantly. I tried to make it at home by modifying the ingredients each time that I tried it and it has been my husband's favourite ever since so I find myself trying this more often these days - or until I find another new recipe :-)


Coconut & Roasted Chana Dal Chutney

You Need:
  • 1/2 cup or 1 fistful grated coconut
  • 1-1/2 tbsp chana dal (Bengal gram)
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 small green chillies
  • 2 tbsp sour curds (yoghurt)
Method:
On a hot tawa lightly roast the chana dal - do not brown them too much or they will taste bitter. Grind all the ingredients above to a coarse texture. Add boiled & cooled water only to assist grinding or to adjust consistency.
Serve with dosa, appams, sanna or neer dosa





10 comments:

  1. Awwww Shireen, thanks a ton for the encouraging comments you leave on my blog..:) My husband stumbled upon your blog and was telling me about how awesome it was...;-) I then had to tell him the whole story..lol!! He was amazed to know that we know each other...:D Your blog and pictures help me survive in Lohr and make me look forward to our return back home to India!!

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  2. Simple and yummy quick fix chutney. Nice one. Love the clicks.

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  3. Sounds like an interesting recipe, fantastic clicks :)

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  4. A must in every south indian home!! Looks fresh & yummy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. A bit of asafetida (Hing) will add more earthiness to this chutney :) Love the clicks. Looks very homely and tempting.

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  6. Your picture is being plagiarized by http://jainrasoi.com/pickles-chutneys/coconut-chutney. They have done this to lots of bloggers.

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  7. @Anonymous: Thanks so very much for bringing this to my notice. I really appreciate it!! I will take suitable action against the website and alert other bloggers as well

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Coconut & Roasted Chana Dal Chutney

I love a hearty South Indian breakfast, so I go that extra mile to make the traditional breakfast that I've grown up eating - Idli, Dosa, Appam, Sanna, Panpolay, Mutli  - aah, what is life without them? But then if you want to have a proper breakfast then it is also important to team it up with the right accompaniment. South Indian breads (as mentioned above) are usually fermented (except Neer Dosa & Mutli/Dumplings) and when served with a piping hot Sambhar (spiced  & seasoned mixed vegetable broth) or a coconut chutney feels like a complete breakfast providing the body with the right nourishment to kick start one's metabolism. 


Since we usually rush through the mornings, I don't quite prepare both the Sambhar & the Chutney (although I'd love to do that someday), so usually I make a simple Coconut & Coriander Chutney or the Curry Leaves (Kadipatta) Chutney, but I recently tasted this Roasted Chana Dal Chutney that adds that extra taste that roasted gram imparts. It was made by my friend's Cook and we liked it instantly. I tried to make it at home by modifying the ingredients each time that I tried it and it has been my husband's favourite ever since so I find myself trying this more often these days - or until I find another new recipe :-)


Coconut & Roasted Chana Dal Chutney

You Need:
  • 1/2 cup or 1 fistful grated coconut
  • 1-1/2 tbsp chana dal (Bengal gram)
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 small green chillies
  • 2 tbsp sour curds (yoghurt)
Method:
On a hot tawa lightly roast the chana dal - do not brown them too much or they will taste bitter. Grind all the ingredients above to a coarse texture. Add boiled & cooled water only to assist grinding or to adjust consistency.
Serve with dosa, appams, sanna or neer dosa





10 comments:

  1. Awwww Shireen, thanks a ton for the encouraging comments you leave on my blog..:) My husband stumbled upon your blog and was telling me about how awesome it was...;-) I then had to tell him the whole story..lol!! He was amazed to know that we know each other...:D Your blog and pictures help me survive in Lohr and make me look forward to our return back home to India!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Simple and yummy quick fix chutney. Nice one. Love the clicks.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds like an interesting recipe, fantastic clicks :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. A must in every south indian home!! Looks fresh & yummy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  5. A bit of asafetida (Hing) will add more earthiness to this chutney :) Love the clicks. Looks very homely and tempting.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your picture is being plagiarized by http://jainrasoi.com/pickles-chutneys/coconut-chutney. They have done this to lots of bloggers.

    ReplyDelete
  7. @Anonymous: Thanks so very much for bringing this to my notice. I really appreciate it!! I will take suitable action against the website and alert other bloggers as well

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)