Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pavakka chammanthi/ Bitter gourd with coconut (Serves 5)

Pavvaka/bittergourd chammnathi

Chammanthi is one of the oldest form of side dish (South India’s) that pairs so well with rice or rice porridge (gruel). I cannot imagine having kanji (gruel) without this. Recently I had a chat with my cousin (Lachy) and she is the one who gave me the idea of pavakka chammanthi, her mom’s (my aunt) master piece recipe. So dear friends, here is what you all will need for the same….

Pavakka/Bitter gourd ½ cup, sliced (if possible, use a ripe one)
Grated coconut 1 cup
Shallots 1 no
Tamarind a gooseberry size or 1 tsp concentrate
Green chilly 2 nos (can be substituted with dry red chilly)
Roasted chana dal 1 tsp (optional)
Salt as needed
Oil ½ tsp

Preparation

Heat oil in a pan, sauté the sliced bitter gourd until light golden brown in color. Add the shallots and sauté for another 5-10 minutes. Switch off flame and allow it to cool. Add this to the coconut along with salt, tamarind, green chilly and chana dal. Grind this with very little water to a smooth paste. This chammanthi should not be watery. It tastes slightly bitter and tangy at the same time. Serve with rice.

Pavvaka/bittergourd chammnathi

41 comments :

  1. Chammanthi ........ I have never heard about it before. The click looks beautiful :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful click. Very eager to know how it will taste. Will it be very bitter-y ???

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  3. Would love to try this and wondering how it would taste.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. I would definitely try this for my husband. He just loves bitter gourd. Nice recipe.

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  5. very very new dish to me ..my hubby is big fan of bitter gourd ...i will surely make this for him

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  6. Ithu kollam...never thought of making chammanthi with this...recipe sounds excellent,must try...

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  7. Totally new to me....sounds interesting

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  8. thts new to me, but sounds great nevertheless :)

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  9. A new dish to me,looks fantastic.Would love to have it with hot rice.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  10. Wow never tried pavakka chammanthi..sure must have tasted great..can't wait to try this..nice recipe dear

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  11. i never tried pavakka chammathi..found another recipe for my favorite pavakka..btw, uzhunnuvada looks adipoli...

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  12. Lovely clicks tto... Love the green chilly there.. oru kaalan kuda okke oorma varunnu :)

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  13. Wat a unique chammanthi, very tempting and must have tasted great..

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  14. Though am not a fan of bitter gaurd, they look interesting and would love to try with Kanji :)

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  15. Totally new dish for me...would love to try soon ! pics are sgreat...

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  16. Pavakka chammanthi? Wow...interesting

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  17. that is a super recipe.....feel like trying it today itself...

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  18. Wonderful recipe.pavakka ente fav veggie anu.onnu try cheyyanallo.nannayittundeda.

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  19. This is lovely piece of receipe...
    A bit of jaggery will do the rest for me in this.

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  20. wow ithuvare kazhichittilla onnu try cheyyanam

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  21. Wounderful clicks.Interesting recipe...

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  22. I have a ton of pavakka in my freezer from my aunts garden...bookmarked...lemme make it and i ll let u know ;)..kandittu kothi sahikkunnilla...

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  23. Pavakka chammathi enniku new dishannu. Try cheyam. I love pavakka.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, you have wonderful space. sure i will come back.

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  24. chammanthi is my fav too ,like any malayali in that matter :-) this looks adipoli

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  25. new recipe to me .. absolutely yummy

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  26. Golly! that looks great.. my third mixer, grinder hit the dust and I have sworn to buy grinders only from India. But once I have it I am going to make this the very instant.. sounds very very tasty..

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  27. OMG???Chammnthi with pavakka..thats sounds different and looking at the picture,, droooling here....

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  28. Pavakkam chammanthiyoo..adipoli recipeannuallo, ente DH favannu pavakka..enagane koduthalaum kazhicholum, so ithu try cheyyamtto..thx for sharing da.:)

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  29. this is the most unique bitter-gourd recipe i have ever seen! my husband loves this bitter veggie and this one sounds like a really good preparation that a bitter-gourd-non-liker like me can also enjoy.. win win :)

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  30. Pavakka chammanthi sharikkum adipoli aayittundu shyama..njangal 2 perum valiya pavakka fans annu..Adutha pravshyam pavakka medikumbol ethu try cheythirikkum!! Super kidu pictures..

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  31. Wow never heard of this recipe ,bookmarking this one

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  32. A new chammandhi and interesting
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  33. Hi Suji,

    I tried this pavakka chammanthi and my family loved it..i've posted it in my blog..Thx-tou for this wonderful recipe..:-)

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  34. Njanum ee chammanthi ennale try cheythu ketto..Superb aarunnu!! Njangalkku sharikkum eshtamayi..

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  35. Interesting n a healthy chutney to try hands on with .

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  36. this is a recipe worth trying..i loved it..i've put a picuture in my blog..

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  37. Thanks Deepa and we are happy to know that you liked the chammanthi..

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  38. സത്തിയം പറയാമല്ലോ വായില്‍ നിന്ന് വള്ളം ഊറുന്നു

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