Friday, January 14, 2011

                                                         COCONUT THUVAYAL
Thuvayal means chutney in Tamil  this is used in many villages, now try this variation with the Venn Pongal.........

Coconut   1 cup Grated
Chick Peas   2tbsp Roasted  (this is available in markets known as Pottu Kadalai )
Dry Red chilly   3 nos
Tamarind   marble size
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Split Urad Dal   1/2 tsp

*Put the coconut, red chilly, chick Peas, Tamarind salt to taste and blend  with little water, this should not be fine but a bit coarse, remove and keep in a serving bowl.
* Heat that oil in a small pan, add thee mustard when it crackles add the urad Dal and pour over the mixture mix slightly and serve with the Pongal.
This is a ideal chutney and goes well with Idly and Dosa as well, however one can always increase the quantum of Red dry chilly to taste