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Special Chammanthi

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It's really yummy with any rice but specially with curd rice and rice porridge... its very easy n simple too... Hope it looks cute with eyes, nose n lips.. :-)


Serves: 6-8

  • 250 millilitres grated coconut
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 2 tablespoons urad dal
  • 8 medium dried red chilli
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


Special Chammanthi is a community recipe submitted by prathipa and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Take a skillet, heat oil on a low flame. Roast the Coriander seeds then Chana dal and the dried red chillies.
  • Now add the grated coconut and fry it till it turns light brown colour. Add curry leaves, fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Roast the Urad dal separately and keep it aside. Grind Coconut mixture adding the tamarind and salt to it.
  • When it is half ready, add the roasted Urad dal and grind the whole mixture and your special chammanthi is ready!
  • Remember not to make it a smooth paste.. It's a coarsely ground chammanthi!

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