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.
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.
Spicy Chutney with Dry Red Chilly
- 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 idli/dosa/rava dosa/ vellappam (jaggery appam)