RED HOT ME N RED HOT CHUTNEY!
As you enter a shop, its a usual procedure in India to leave your shopping bags with the security guard at the entrance and he gives you a token for the same. When ya get out of that shop, we need to give back the token to get our bags from him.
After catching up with family stories, movie reviews and local gossips, we wrapped our dinner pretty late. That was a lovely evening after a long time!
We picked up our stuff from the security guard and as my mom and aunt verified the contents in the bag, they found one of the yellow tee missing. We were very sure that everything was there when we left it with him, so we were very confident that he has nicked it.
I was completely annoyed and was fuming around cos we had pic-plans with that yellow top and also cos he thinks that we are bunch of fools who wouldn’t really find it out till we reach home. My mom and aunt were quite shocked with this. I stepped in, screamed at him and asked him to bring his manager. I shouted in such a way that every customer knew about this. They asked me “n” number of questions and that made me even more furious. I gave them a piece of my mind and I brought the entire roof down!!!
Finally I made them pay me the tee shirt’s amount.
Interesting thing is that, on my way back to the parking lot, I purchased the yellow top again at Bossini 🙂 he he! (typical me!)
Infact last night, I was lot more red than my entry for Click.
The post for today is the red hot chutney made from dry red chillies, shallots and garlic. It has a beautiful red shade which makes it a perfect entry for Click.
This chutney is one of the most authentic dish of Tamil Nadu, South India. Its the most spiciest chutney I have had in my life. Its not my personal favorite but my dad and grandmum just adore this. It is taken with drizzles of sesame oil and tastes great with velappam (jaggery appam), idly and dosa.
The chutney tastes great when ground to a thick paste using an ammi-kallu (Look at the picture below)
Blender/grinder will do the same job but the ammi-kallu brings in a unique taste and enhance the flavor of the dish more.
I made this chutney by grinding them in the ammi kallu (actually my mom did most of the grinding) :-).
- 20-25 dry red chillies
- 10 shallots
- 8-10 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cm diameter tamarind ball
- Rock salt
Grind them all to a fine paste in a grinder/blender/ ammi kallu.Adjust salt to taste.Use minimum amount of water.
Serve with idly/dosa/rava dosa/ vellappam (jaggery appam)
Thanks a bunch Malar for the lovely award.
I would like to pass on this award to my favorite bloggers.
This is my entry for Valli’s Spicy Fiery Chutney event