Friday, May 30, 2008

Nadan Manga Chammanthy / Mango Chutney

Nadan Manga Chammanthy / Mango Chutney

Mango Mania: The typical Kerala style "maanga chammanthy" has a unique taste from the simlicity on ingredients which go into making it.

I. Kerala Style: Peel the skin off the unripe mangoes with a vegetable peeler & slice them coarsely and drop in to the blender also pop-in shallots, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, grated coconut & salt. Now run the blender until its has become a smooth chammanthy consistency. Check salt & its done.

II. North Indian Style: Mix together in a blender into a coarse paste:
Unripe Mangoes, chopped into chunks.... 2 cups
Roasted Peanuts.... 1 tbsp
Brown Sugar... 1 tbsp
Fresh Coriander Leaves.... 1 tbsp
Coriander Seeds.... 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds..... 1 tsp
Salt.... 1 tsp
Chilli Powder.... 1 tsp
Sugar.... to taste.

Heat in a saucepan until the seeds pop:
Vegetable Oil... 1 tbsp
Hing... a pinch
Mustard Seeds.... 1/2 tsp

Stir the oil mixture into the mango mixture.

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