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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ulli-mulaku chammanthi (pearl onions and dry red chillies dip)


This chutney has been lying in my draft for months together now. Thanks to fellow food blogger, Priya, for hosting an event with onions as theme and thereby giving me reason to resurrect this post.

Ulli-mulaku chammanthi (pearl onions - dry red chillies dip) is a regular feature in the traditional Keralite household. Often paired with steamed cassava roots (tapioca/kappa/kuchikizhangu), this also goes well with south indian tiffin items like idlis and dosas.




Small onions (shallots/pearl onions/cheriya ulli) - 10 to 15 Nos
Long dry red chillies (unakka mulaku/vara mulaka) - 10 Nos
Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste




Peel and rinse onions. In a skillet throw all ingredients together except for salt and saute till onions turn translucent. Cool and grind to paste. The texture can be smooth or left coarse. Both taste equally great. Add salt to taste. Drizzle a few drops of coconut oil before serving.

This dip is off to the Healing Food - Onion event on at Priya's Easy N Tasty recipes. The Healing food event series is created by Siri's corner .

19 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is my fav chutney too learnt it from my malayali friend :)

Parita said...

The dip sounds very tasty and yummy!

Rachana said...

The dip looks so delicious!

srikars kitchen said...

perfect with idly or dosa..looks mouthwatering..

simply.food said...

Dip sounds wonderful .Nice colour too.

Superchef said...

Ohh Dershana - you dont know how much I love this. Learnt it from my grandmom-in-law..wish I had known this much earlier!! :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Spicy & delicious dip..

Priti said...

Looks yum ...I love it with anything :)

Priya said...

Spicy onion dip looks fabulous Dershana, thanks for sending dear..

sowmya's creative saga said...

delicious...nice and spicy..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Dershana
SImply great ! You are not a footloose chef for sure or you are very modest..
I shall replace rasampati chili by Thai chilis...
I am trying to get some " Bhut Jolakia " ( The hottest chilli on earth) from a Naga friend and will try a little of it with other chillis....
Have a nice week ahead

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks so tempting...

Usha said...

Such a simple and delicious chutney, love it !

Padhu said...

Looks delicious!!

Sarah Naveen said...

My Fav...have one in drafts ..looks super yummy!!!

Valarmathi said...

Simple and delicious chutney.

jais said...

new to your blog. chamamnthi looks perfect. pls do visit my blog too
http://entepachakasala.blogspot.com

Yasmeen said...

Tasty dip with perfect balance of sweet and heat :D

kothiyavunu said...

Hi dershana,i was away from blogging for long time so i couldn't follow u..Thanx a bunch for stopping by kothiyavunu and for nice comment.Adipoli recipe..
this is my fav in chammanthis..love it
Hope to see ur updates with many more yummy treats..:)
cheers

 
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