Ambrosia is food of the gods, or better still, in Indian context...Amrtham or Elixir of life..But then food is divine and something which gives strength and energy..Right? However my title has nothing to do with all these...It is a tribute to the culinary art which every woman is blessed with....Why else was my first attempt at making a sweet dish honoured as Ambrosia?????? So..Ambrosia it is!!!!!!!!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Ulli Chammanthi...Onion chutney for Idli/ dosa
The authentic Ulli chammanthi which is a hall mark of my family, is different from most of the chutneys by this name I have come across. the ingredients too are different in many . So I decided to post the recipe of what we make in this family as ulli chammanthy. Please do try and let me know if it is the same that is made in your homes.
Dried red chillies.....5 to 6
shallots....around 20 or small sizes onions 3-4
curry leaces...a few sprigs.
kashmiri chilli powder...1 tsp(for colour and optional)
salt to taste.
As shown in the picture, fry all the items 1-6 in a little coconut oil.. The chillies should be fried almost black and then rest of the items to be added. Cool this completely and grind to a coarse paste . add lavish 2 to 3 tbsp coconut ol and serve with idlis or dosas.