Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Pacha Manga Chammanthi( Raw Mango with Coconut)


There are some foods which you assume it to be tasteless just by the sound of it and just then just forget about it. I do it always! This chammanthi was one among that list. I have come across this recipe here and there and in one of my cook books as well. But I never even bothered about it even though I am a core fan of Raw mangoes. Again after a long time, I saw this chammanthi on Collaborative curry and her description really sparked that longing taste of raw mangoes in me. Went ahead, made it, and had it. It was so finger licking delicious! These kind of chammanthi’ s are normally had along with rice and other curries or our humble gruel which is simply boiled rice that is slightly over cooked and served in its own cooked water. Gruel is quite a bland food to eat, but that blandness has some soothing effect and for me it is one of my comfort foods. The amount of coconut can be increased or cut down depending on the sourness of the mango. You can also use frozen mango slices for this. My friend Prathibha lso recommends grinding this chammanthi on a stone grinder (Ammikkallu) and adding Kaanthari Mulaku (Bird's eye chilli) instead of regular chillies to enhance the taste.


You know when I was quite young, I used to stay at my paternal aunts place whenever we pay a visit. I was so adamant that I would force my mom to permit me to stay over at my aunt’s place. I loved raw mangoes and they had it in abundance which they even used to sell it away and sometimes dry them for later use. We either get the mangoes plucked by our male cousins or some workers, or if the trees were short, we plucked them ourselves using a hook attached to a long pole. We ate the mangoes sliced and smeared in salt and chilli powder. Yum! I used to have them so much, that I always ended up having tummy upset by the end of the day. Even then these chammanthi’s were unheard by me or probably I was quite unaware of it. There also used to be chicks, ducklings which I very much loved and even had fun chasing them. I still remember chasing them barefooted as far as I could and coming home with fish thorns pricked on foot.

Here goes the recipe, inspired from Collaborative curry.

Ingredients:
¼ cup Finley chopped raw mango pieces (Skinless)
½ cup freshly grated coconut
½ tsp salt or as required
1 ½ Tbsp chopped shallots
½ - 1 green chilli, preferably kaanthari mulaku (a kind of bird’s eye chilli)

Preparation:

1.Grind together coconut, mango shallot and chilli to a coarse paste.

2. Add salt and mix well.

Serve along with plain rice and  other curries, thoran etc.

30 comments:

miri goes phishing! said...

Shabs...the pictures look beautiful...i love mango chutney...infact i love all chutneys...btw how did u grind it? in the mixer grinder?

Shabs.. said...

Hi miri...i ground it in mixer grinder...i dont think i would ever use the ammi kutty....lol...Thnks for the compliments:)

I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

i love managa chammanthi :)

Priti said...

Pis looks so gud...nice recipe..shall try

Rachana Kothari said...

The pics look so beautiful and have made the chutney even more tempting :)

Zia Elle said...

it looks so beatifull!!
And I like both mango and coconut!! Yammy!

Seena said...

Shaby, what a coincidence..! me too have prepared the same.. :)

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Shabs I loved reading your post :) My favourite too. Beautiful presentation.

Jaisy James said...

nice combo for rice and curd

Jaisy James said...

nice combo for rice and curd

Rachel said...

a fav of mine too..can spike up the simple kanji

Sarah Naveen said...

awesome click dearie!!!!!its one of my Fav...good that u finally tried this and liked it :)

Nasi said...

This is exactly how I make it too!!! Had it along with rice Even yesterday! Sometimes I crave for it especialy when mango is not in the house lol!! So i pour a lil vinegar n adjust!!!

Priya said...

Tangy chammanthi looks utterly delicious and yummy...very beautiful dish..

PranisKitchen said...

pancha managa chutney looks so delicious..nice reading about the mango season - mango plucking and stomach upset.back to summer vacction time.
really nice presentation..good one shab

divya said...

love the color... looks so delicious..yummy...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the sourness of the chutney.......

Kairali sisters said...

MIndblowing pics Shabs..Chammanthi looks delicious, njgalude fav anu, evide epolum undakkum..

Love
Kairali sisters

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely chutney!Love it even more for the fact that its made out of mango!

Yummy Team said...

Lovely clicks, Shabs..Love mango chammanthi with rice and bittergourd stirfry..

Hari Chandana said...

wow... beautiful clicks.. looks soo tempting dear.. awesome job.. thanks for sharing!!

Nitha said...

Love the pic... Even I have never tried this though heard a lot from the dear & near ones..

Jay said...

Hy Shab's,
First time here...Fascinated by your space n healthy collection of recipes. Happy to follow u . Do drop in at my blog sometime.

BeenaShylesh said...

picture is so beautiful......and i love this chamandhi

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love any type of chutneys..this is so bful and pics say it all...yumyum

Faiza Ali said...

mouthwatering chammanthi dear..reminds me of my grandma's manga chammanthi. and lovely click as usual.

Juliana said...

What an interesting combination...sounds and looks delicious, have to try it soon...great pictures as well :-)

AdukalaVishesham said...

vaayil orru kappal oodikanulla vellam undu.. adipoli... we used to have this chammanthi, choru and pacha moru.. perfect combo..

Neelu said...

what i love about your blog is that you put up those recipes that we usually tend to ignore or those we cannot find anywhere else on the web - like pazham pori, aanapathiri, eethapazham pori etc... most of your recipes have been a huge help for me... and i love your beautiful pictures too... it makes the recipes all the more tempting to try :)

God Bless!
Neelu

Nags said...

this is gorgeous, especially the second pic. i love the way you've placed onion rings on the chutney :)

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