My Mother ‘s, Grand mother’s and Even my Grand father’s cooking has always been a matter of bold flavors. Till date, when appreciating my mother’s cooking, Granddad would use the words “very nice, very strong” 🙂
Subdued spices and flavors or a dish without a punch is just not their style. This particular chutney is a typical example of it!
Recipe serves 3-4
Urad dal – 1/4th teaspoon
Coriander dry – 1/4th teaspoon
White sesame seeds – 2 tablespoons
Red chillies – 3-4
Fresh coconut – ½ cup
Tamarind – to taste
Jaggery – to taste and optional but highly recommended!
Salt – to taste
Mustard – 1teaspoon
Urad dal – 1teaspoon
Curry leaves – few
– Dry roast urad dal, coriander, sesame seeds, red chillies (in that order so the sesame is just browned and not burnt)
– Grind these roasted ingredients with coconut, tamarind, salt and jaggery (optionally) adding some water when required.
– Temper in oil with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves