Mortars and Pestles were traditionally used in pharmacies to crush various ingredients for a formula like Cough syrup etc. nowadays one can see this in every house in the form of Aatan Kal or Ammi Kal called in Tamil, Then way back in 1900 the first automatic Mortar Grinder was invented, with time passing and inventions never ending many aspects were worked out like grinding time, mortar pressure, speed etc..( volumes can be seen on this if you go through Wikipedia as I did). Now if you want a piquant Chutney with the Aroma of fried Ginger and Garlic try this Cilantro version to tickle your Taste buds...
KOTHUMALLI CHUTNEY (CILANTRO)
Cilantro 1 cup
Garlic 4 flakes
Ginger 1 inch
Tamarind 1 marble size
Green chilly 3 nos
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
-Heat a pan and put in the oil and fry the ginger, garlic and green chilly.
-After it has cooled put in all the ingredients with a minimal water and grind to a fine paste.
-Heat the same oil again add the turmeric powder and the paste , keep stirring till it gets a bit concentrate, add salt to taste.
(Try this out with some hot set Dosas)