We Keralites make different kinds of chammanthi using different veggies, dry fish, prawns etc. I could never imagine a chammanthi with chena(yam), brinjal etc but recently I saw their recipes in one of Mrs. KM Mathew’s cookbooks. Interesting, right?? I will share their recipes sometime soon. Btw I have never heard or tasted a chicken/meat chutney but I am pretty sure that someone might have the recipe. Please do share if you have it. Today we have the recipe for the mouth-watering unnakka chemmeen chammanthi which tastes great with kanji / plain rice. You can find dried prawns in any Asian store. Give this a try sometime. You will love it!!
- Dried prawns / unnakka chemmeen – 1/2 cup
- Grated coconut – 3/4 – 1 cup
- Dry red chillies – 7 – 8
- Ginger – 1 inch piece
- Pearl Onions – 4 -5
- Tamarind – Small goose berry sized or to taste
- Curry leaves – 10 – 12
- Salt – To taste
1. Remove head and tail of the dried prawns. Wash properly and pat dry. There is no need to wash them if they are already cleaned. Roast the dried prawns and dry red chillies together in a pan until the prawns turn light brown and the dry red chillies turn slightly crispy. It would not take more than 5 – 10 minutes. Keep aside to cool.
2. Add the roasted dried prawns, dried red chillies, grated coconut, ginger, pearl onions, tamarind, curry leaves and salt in a blender. Grind well without adding any water. Scrape the sides of the jar in between. Adjust the salt and tamarind to suit your taste. Shape the ground mixture to a ball. Enjoy this chammanthi with plain rice/ rice porridge.
This sounds totally new and interesting…looks gud
My alltime fav chammanthi.Love that pathram.
Kanji with chemmeen chammanthi sounds delicious.The name chammanthi sounds so good.Suji of Kairali sisters(thanks Suji) told me what Adipoli means so here it is Adipoli Chammanthi(love both the words)
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I love this. we are planning a trip to Kerala and looking forward to all the dishes that I have drooled at you blogger’s spaces. this one is a must try. let me find the dry prawns…looks delicious.
Love this chutney! Yummy!
Mouthwatering chutney..looks absolutely irresistible:!
wow ithu kandittu vayil ninnum vellam varunnu ketto
that and a place of kanji wud be bliss
My all time favorite..looks so yummy and perfect.
My hubby’s fav…adipoli presentation
njan ethu kazhicha kalm thanne marannu tto…Super chammanthi….
Yum..gosh now this one is making me drool and feel like having some right away
Unakka chemmen chammanthi delicious. Adipoli.
oh my fav!!!! looks so delicious perfect and yummy!!!..i have one in drafts too 🙂
I would love to try this
very new dish for me …looks n sounds very interesting
nalla choodu kanjiyum, chemmeen chammanthiyum…athinte oru manamum tasteum, aahaaaa….enikkipppo kothy varunnundu.
kandittu kothivarunnu…i should buy unakkachemmeen soon…
I’m drooling 🙂
Dear I loved the presentation…and I bet it must very tasty too….
My all time fav!!!
Quite a new recipe for me …… luv the presentation.
Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Lovely clicks,seems really good..
enikku vayya…ithu mathram mathi enikku oru plate chorunnan…kidilan..
aa paathram n clicks adipoli aayittunde tto.. I am not a great fan of dried fish.. AJ’s fav 🙂
this makes me homesick…my mother makes the same chammanthi, without adding ginger. Let me also give it a try.