Sunday, May 18, 2008

Chutney - With Coconut or Yam

Chutneys are of different varieties, freshly made crushing or grinding together ingredients and seasoned or otherwise that goes along side with dosa, idli or rice. Here are two chutney's with same recipe but the main ingredient is different. One is a coconut chutney and the other yam chutney.


1 cup - Freshly grated coconut
4 - Whole dry red chili
1 tbsp - Urad dal
1/2 tsp - Jeera
1 flake - Garlic
A small marble size - Tamarind, seedless
Salt to taste


1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp - Jeera
1 sprig - Curry leave
A pinch of - Hing powder (optional )


1 ) Heat little oil in a pan, fry red chili and take it off the oil. Then add to the oil urad dal and fry in oil till urad dal's color changes to a golden brown. Take it off the oil and set aside with red chili.

2 ) To a blender /grinder add grated coconut, fried red chili, urad dal, jeera, tamarind, garlic and salt to taste. Adding water, just enough to make the blender run, grind to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl.

3 ) Heat little oil in a pan, add mustard and pop it. Then add jeera, curry leaves and hing. Fry for few seconds. Pour this seasoning on the ground chutney and mix in.

To make Yam Chutney - Follow the same recipe as above. Replace coconut with one cup grated yam to make yam chutney and season as above.

Serve with dosa or rice.


Sig said...

Yam chutney, wow, that is a super cool idea... Have you tried substituting yam for coconut in any other recipes? It sounds like it should work...

Uma said...

Never heard of yam chutney! Looks delicious.

Mishmash ! said...

I am 'wow' at the pic :)

Cham said...

wow, totally different than usual.. looks delicious with yam

easycrafts said...

Me too..never heard of yam chutney...very creative of u

Madhavi said...

wow chutney with yam, humm great idea, looks amazing Pravs :))

Sagari said...

delecious chutney pravs

Asha said...

Yam chutney sounds delcious!:))

Purnima said...

Pravs...wd surely try the first coconut chutney...but its truly a novel idea to use YAM for chutney!! Wonderful pic too!! Tks for sharing!

ranji said...

i love cconut chutney!!yam substitution sounds wonderfull..a delicious twist..would love to try that one day..

Homecooked said...

Yam chutney...very innovative.Looks great.

Pravs said...

Sig: I have not tried that. This being a chutney, it is fine.

Uma, Mishmash, cham, Easycrafts, Madhavi,Sagari, Asha, Purnima, Ranji, homecooked : Thanks :D

Jamie said...

Pravs, this looks really good. The Yam Chutney reminds me something similar we have on Thanksgiving!

rashmi said...

hi, saw the yam chutney had some doubts should it be cooked first?? and all the dishes look delicious going to start trying them all for sure

Pravs said...

Rashmi: Yam should not be cooked. It's ground raw with other ingredients. Do try other recipes and let me know. Thanks for coming by :)