Monday, June 18, 2012

Kanda kairi chutney

Kanda kairi chatnee (chutney)  is a quick side dish. It requires handful of ingredients and can be prepared in 5 minutes.This is how my mom makes it.

1 cup grated raw mango
1 small onion  (1/4 cup grated onion )
1/4 cup grated jaggery (more if the raw mango is tart, maximum you need is 1/2 cup)
1 tea spoon cumin seeds
1/2 tea spoon red chili powder
salt to taste

Grind together raw mango,onion,jaggery and cumin seeds.Add red chili powder and salt and grind again.Chutney is ready. If you like, you can add tadka of fenugreek seeds once the chutney is done. Store in the refrigerator.
      My Grandmom has her own version of this. Add 2 tb. spoons roasted peanut powder and 2 tb spoon freshly grated coconut and omit the onion. No tadka is needed.
     Both versions are equally tasty! Chutney will last for couple of days in refrigerator.


  1. Oh wow! What a coincidence, I just posted kairichi chutney too :)

    I will try your versions over this weekend.

    1. Mints, I just read your post!! I will try your version soon. :)

  2. Why don't you both make each others versions and share some with me? :)
    I have had a version very similar to yours and liked it a lot. It had grated kairi, grated onion, salt, chili powder, jaggery, and usual phodni.

    1. ET, I haven't had this with the usual fodni. I would try that too!