Shenga Chutney

Namaskara!

A very simple chutney with strong flavours. Grab the ingredients and make it right away!

Ingredients: Makes a cup of chutney

  1. Roasted Shenga – Roasted Groundnuts – 1/4 Cup
  2. Coriander Leaves – 2 Sprigs
  3. Curry Leaves – 10
  4. Dry Red Chilli – 2
  5. Green Chilli – 1
  6. Dry Coconut – Scraped – 1/4 Cup
  7. Wet Coconut – Scraped – 1/4 Cup
  8. Dates – Kharjura – Deseeded – 2 pieces
  9. Garlic – 2-3 Cloves
  10. Jeera – Cumin – 1 Tsp
  11. Salt
  12. Water
  13. Lemon Juice – 1/2 Lemon’s

Method:

  1. Grind all ingredients with water except lemon.
  2. Mix in lemon juice.

To Serve:

  1. Serve with rava dosa, appams, jolada roti (bhakkri) etc.

Culinary Secrets:

  1. Use byadagi variety of red chilly for nice aroma.
  2. Remove the skin on the roasted shenga/groundnut if desired.
  3. Soak dates in water for 5 minutes.

 

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Apple Honey Chutney

Namaskara!

A small play of sweet, sour, hot, spicy, earthy-woody flavours on the palate 🙂

Ingredients: Makes a cup of chutney

  1. Grated Coconut – Kaayi Turi – 3/4 Cups
  2. Red Chillies – Preferably Byadagi Menasinakayi – 3-4
  3. Black Peppercorn – Kaalu Menasu – 2-3
  4. Apple – Diced – Less than half a medium sized apple
  5. Honey – 2 Tsp
  6. Chaat Masala – 1 Tsp
  7. Lemon Juice – 1 Tbsp – Juice half a lemon
  8. Garlic – 2 Cloves
  9. Olive Oil – 2 Tsp + 1 Tsp
  10. Salt – As per taste

Method:

  1. Heat 2 Tsp olive oil. Fry the red chillies in oil.
  2. Add the black peppercorn.
  3. In a mixer, add the coconut, apple, honey, olive oil, chaat masala, fried red chillies & black peppercorn,garlic & salt.
  4. Grind into a chutney.
  5. Mix in fresh lemon juice.

To Serve:

  1. Add a little olive oil on top.
  2. Serve with garlic bread, dosas, chapathi, steamed rice.
  3. Enjoy and let the flavours play on your palate.

Culinary Secrets:

  1. Add herbs if you like on top, fresh basil may be.
  2. You can do this with unripe apples, wood apple or green apple or a pear. Try it out!

 

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