Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe- Coconut Onion Chutney

Fresh grated coconut, ginger, tamarind, shallots, curry leaves and red chillies are ground to a coarse paste to make this delicious coconut chutney. It is the quite popular in Kerala and is usually served with hot steamed rice, idli or dosa.

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Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe- Coconut Onion Chutney
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Chammanthi is very common in Kerala households and this Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe is a traditional variant.Each and every household in Kerala have their own version of the chammanthi. Some do not add ginger or curry leaves to the chamanthi. Some skip out on the onions. This recipe has all the great flavours of chamanthi. It is super flavourful with the addition of ginger, shallots, curry leaves and tamarind to fresh grated coconut.

The Chammanthi is traditionally ground on the ammikallu or a stone mortar and pestle. The juices and flavours from the fresh coconut comes out beautifully when ground in the traditional way. Very little water is added to grind this chutney. Just enough to bring all the ingredients together. This is a thick coconut chutney and no tempering is added to it.

Do try it out and let us know how you like it.

Serve Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe with Steamed rice or Kerala Style Kanji Payar Recipe,  Egg White Omelette Recipe With Spinach and curd for lunch or dinner. You can also serve it with Ragi and Oats Dosa or Homemade Soft Idli for healthy breakfast.

If you like this recipe, try more recipes like

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  3. Karuveppilai Chutney Recipe (A Healthy Curry Leaves Chutney)

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

0 M

Total in

5 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 3 Shallots
  • 20 grams Tamarind
  • 3 Dry red chilli
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 3 Dry red chillies
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe- Coconut Onion Chutney

  1. To begin making Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe, prep up all the ingredients first.

  2. In a mixer grinder add coconut, shallots, tamarind, dry red chillies, ginger, curry leaves and salt to taste. 

  3. Add about 2-4 tablespoons of water and grind the chammanthi to get a coarse mixture. Once done transfer the Thenga Chammanthi into a serving bowl and serve.

  4. Serve Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe with Steamed rice or Kerala Style Kanji Payar Recipe,  Egg White Omelette Recipe With Spinach and curd for lunch or dinner. You can also serve it with Ragi and Oats Dosa or Homemade Soft Idli for healthy breakfast.

Kerala Thenga Chammanthi Recipe- Coconut Onion Chutney is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking

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