Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chettinadu Milagai Chutney | Red Chilli Chutney from Chettinad | Roja Poo Chutney

Hi Supermoms,

The name of this chutney says it all. Yes, it is a spicy chutney recipe but is finger licking good especially if you are a spice lover. It takes less than 10 minutes to make this chutney from scratch and is a great side dish to paniyaram, idli, dosai and even poori or chapathi.

A simple , handy and a traditional chutney recipe from Karaikudi. It is even known as the 'Roja Poo Chutney' meaning ' Rose like Chutney ' owing to the colour of the chutney. However the colour of the chutney will differ depending upon the type of red chillies that you are using.  You can use shallots ( sambar vengayam) or regular red onions to make the chutney. 

Chettinadu Milagai Chutney : 

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 7-8 minutes. 
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

10  dry red chillies ( I used gundu chillies/salem chillies)
2 onions ( large, roughly chopped)
4-5 garlic pods
marble size tamarind 
1-2 teaspoons sesame oil
salt to taste

For tempering :

2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

Method :

1. Heat a pan with oil over medium flame and fry the chillies first , just for a minute and transfer them to the jar of a mixer .
Chef tip : The chillies should not be over roasted or burnt. 

2. In the same pan, fry the onions and garlic till the onions turn translucent . 

2. Transfer them too to the jar of a mixer , add tamarind and grind them to a smooth chutney adding 1/4 cup of water ( adjust).
3. Transfer it to a serving bowl, add salt and mix well.
4. Heat oil in a ladle or small pan , temper with mustard seeds and pour it over the chutney.

Your delicious, Chettinadu Milagai Chutney is ready to be served with your tiffin. 

Roja Poo Chutney

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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