Special kovakka chammanthi

Special kovakka chammanthi

The classic chutney is an inseparable part of the Indian cuisine. There are chutneys in myriad flavours made using a variety of ingredients. Here is an interesting recipe of ivy gourd chutney that tastes amazing with not just boiled rice but with dosa, idli and chapathi as well.  


10 ivy gourd

7 dried chillies

7 shallots

2 tsp urad dal

2 tsp Bengal gram

1 tsp mustard seeds

Curry leaves as required

Gooseberry sized ball of tamarind

Coconut oil as required

Salt as required

¼ tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp grated coconut

1 tbsp water


Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a pan

Roast the dried chillies, shallots, 1 tsp Bengal gram, 1 tsp urad dal and some curry leaves

Keep these aside to be used later

Now sauté the ivy gourd slices in the same pan

Add the tamarind and sauté

Transfer the sautéed ivy gourd and the roasted mixture into a mixer jar

Into it add salt, turmeric powder, grated coconut and some water as well

Grind well

Heat coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds and 1 tsp urad dal

Roast 1 tsp Bengal gram and curry leaves

Add the ground chutney into this tempering

Mix well.  

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