Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hottt chilly chutneys

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,
North Karnataka is famous for spicy food. We like to eat plain green chilly with Jowar rotti and onion. The side dishes that goes very well with chapati, roti and rice are always spicy. At least 2 types of dry chutney powder and one chilly chutney is always there in the house.

In my house, the GREEN CHUTNEY is always there, as we add it for few preparations where green chilly is required. It can be stored in fridge for a week.

Another is called RANJAKA, which has very few ingredients and can be stored for months, if preserved properly. People who likes lemon and chilly taste, will enjoy this.
               Green chutney
                                         Ranjaka                  Kempu Chutney

The third one is KEMPU CHUTNEY(RED CHUTNEY, ಕೆಂಪ ಚಟ್ನಿ ), made with more ingredients and can be stored in fridge for maximum 15 days. It has sweet and tamarind taste.

I tried my poor photo or camera skills on these poor chillies and chutneys!!! I think the chillies and chutney bowls might be laughing for my try!!! 

Here comes the recipes,
1)GREEN CHUTNEY : This chutney is favorite of our ajji(who stays with us). She always keep it ready, as it is easy for her to prepare food.
Green chilly - 15 to 20, washed and wiped and cut into pieces
Fresh coconut - 4 to 6 tbsp
Garlic - 10 to 12 flakes
Curry leaves - 12  to 15 leaves
Fresh coriander - little
Salt - 2 tbsp(As we add salt to the vegetable or any preparation)
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients and prepare the chutney with very little water.
This chutney can be used while making, any moong , brinjal , ridge gourd preperations. Or as per the ingredients you can use it.OR  simply have it with hot jowar rotti and oil. Believe me it tastes very nice.

2)RANJAKA: This is my mother's favorite chutney! Usually, we bring the readymade one from shop!!, but my mother likes to make at home, when ever the fresh red chillies are available(there is a particular season to get these fresh red chillies! and now the season is going on!! So the one in the photo is prepared by mom at home!!)
Recipe for the chutney:
Fresh red chillies - 250 gm, wash, wipe,cut  and keep aside.
Methi (fenugreek) seeds - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice-of 3 to 4 lemons
Hing   - 1 tsp
Add all and make a paste WITHOUT ADDING A DROP OF WATER ALSO!
Store in a dry jar.
You can have it chapati, dosa, idli , bread or anything you like!!

3)KEMPU CHUTNEY(RED CHUTNEY, ಕೆಂಪ ಚಟ್ನಿ ): This is my favorite in the house. The specialty of this chutney is it becomes sweeter as the days go! The ingredients are almost same as the green chutney.
Fresh red chillies - 200 gm, wash, wipe, cut and ROAST WITH LITTLE OIL till the chillies changes the colour
Garlic - 1 big bulb, peeled 
Curry leaves - 18 to 20 
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Tamarind - 1 medium lemon size
Oil -2 tbsp
Mix all the ingredients and paste it in to chutney. Adjust the taste.
It goes well with almost all Indian foods and even with bread and burgers!! 
You can use it in any gravy preparations also.
Try it only for you, not for kids!!!!

Hope all of you will enjoy my hottttttt chutney recipes.

And these chutneys are going to make every one dance in Ammu's   My First Event " Spicy Fiery Chutneys "

Can I say  "Keep Smiling", after you taste these chutneys!!!! 

Keep Smiling,


Sushma Mallya said...

i liked all the chutney and its recipe too...must be very delicious with dosa esp the red chutney

ಚುಕ್ಕಿಚಿತ್ತಾರ said...

ನಿಮ್ಮ ಚಟ್ಣಿ ನೊಡಲು ತು೦ಬಾ ಸು೦ದರವಾಗಿದೆ. ತಯಾರಿಸಲು ಕೂಡಾ ಸರಳ ವಿಧಾನ. ತಿನ್ನಲು ಮಾತ್ರ ಭಯ..... ನಗುವುದ೦ತೂ ಅಸಾಧ್ಯದ ಮಾತು..... !!!!!!! ಉಳಿದ ಅಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮೆಚ್ಚಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

Nivedita Thadani said...

ವಿಜಯಶ್ರೀ ಅವರೇ
ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕವಿತೆ ನನಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಯಿತು.
ನಾವು ಇನ್ನು ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಮನೆ ಕಟ್ಟುವದರಲ್ಲೇ ಇದ್ದೇವೆ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಕೂಡಿ ಸುಂದರವಾದ ಬ್ಲೋಗುರನ್ನು ಕಟ್ಟೋಣ.
ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲೋಗಗೆ ನೀವು ಬಂದದ್ದು ನನಗು ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಖುಷಿಯಾಯಿತು. ಬರುತ್ತಾ ಇರಿ. ಧನ್ಯವಾದ.

Padma said...

I love spicy chutney and they look so yummy Nivedita... love to have with some jolada rotti. By they way do u know how to make Dharwad peda. I just love them and missing it here... usually I first ask my mom to buy whenever I visit B'lore :)

priya said...

superb presentation...yummy n spicy chutney!

Malar said...

wow!!! love the color of the chutneys..i can sense the taste of these :)

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm, hot and spicy chutneys..

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Padma
Thanks for the comments,
Yes, even I love our Dharwad Pedhas.
It is a long process to make it at home! and you may not get that unique taste! I will try to get the recipe.

Pari Vasisht said...

hi. Read ur introduction on EC's blog and hence here.
The chutneys look nice dear, esp the Kempu chutney.
Try dropping by whenever time permits.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

perfect hot chutneys for the event....

SE said...

hi nivedita..came here through EC's blog..good to know about you..im from belgaum..i just love the North Karnataka food..

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi every one
Thank you so much for stopping here and encouraging me with your sweet comments! I am more greedy! so expect more from you all in the future! :-)

dsdsds said...

Very colorful chutneys.. Will try it out some time!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

truly they look spicy and fiery + mouthwatering too... want to try them soon..

Unknown said...

Loved all your chutneys. First time to your blog, came from EC's blog. You have a lovely space.

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo hot hot, I love hot food, nice entires.

Congrats on your award too, dear. Enjoy, happy blogging.

Myvegfare said...

hi nivedita, first time nimma blognalli, bahala bahala ishta aaytu, first naanu hudukiddu nimma chutneygalanna, ranjaka hege maadodu antha nodthidde yelli hudokodu antha gothirllilla, obbalu friend sikkidulu avalu helkodthi antha helidlu illi nodidre yella ide, thumba thanks post maadidakke, nananthu try maadi nimage thilisthene, nanage uttara karnatakada oota bahala ishts, so i will be visiting your blog often

suma said...

Hi Nivedita! So good to see the ranjaka,jolada rotti,kaalu here. I really miss these dishes. I love this North karnataka Cusine and will surely try out the recipes here. Can u share the recipe for Hittana Palya please? Will follow your posts and come back for more... Keep up the good work!

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Suma
Thank you so much for your comments.
Hittana palya means the normal Jhunaka. I will definitely post the recipe within this week.
Keep visiting me and encourage with your comments.

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