Friday, June 26, 2009

Tamrind Chutney (Chintapandu Pacchadi

This is my mother-in-laws recipe. It tastes good with dosa, idli and pongal. Here are the ingredients
Red Chillies- 15-20
Mustard seeds, Jeera, Methi, Dhania -1 tbs each
Curry leaves
Ginger - small piece

Take all the above and fry with 2 tbsp of oil

Add Ginger cut into small pieces after taking it off from the stove.

Add this to the mixer/food processor along with salt(as desired), 1tsp turmeric powder and 4-5 tbsp of Tamrind paste

Blend it roughly but not smooth.

Take this into a dish. And make pope using Mustard seeds, Jeera, Chana dal, Urad Dal, curry leaves. Once they start to pop add onions and fry for a minute and then add this to the chutney.

Enjoy with nice warm idlis or dosas or pongal.
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