There are days when we get bugged on what to cook for dinner. All of us think what to cook and think of all options left to us. It happens to best of us, no doubt. And there are days like planning for dinner on a Sunday night. After the heavy Sunday lunch, you wouldn’t know what to prepare. When I think of such incident, I remember what my twins did the day before. We made both of them sit in the dining table for their dinner. I had their bowl all ready and told them that they are now ready to eat.
Both of them immediately showed the hot boxes on the table with our food and signed that they wanted to be fed from that! Imagine the surprise and sweetness of that. We rolled down laughing because they won’t stop after that. They kept on showing that they want the food from the box. So if babies that young, get bored with their routine food, what about us?
Those the saver for us during those days is this coconut chutney that Athamma makes. Its the simple chutney but the way it is made is different. For many days, Amma used to make dal chutney which goes very well with rice and then for a while, we used to prepare Pappu Chaaru
. But now, when we feel that we don’t know what to prepare or if we had heavy lunch, then its coconut chutney for us. This goes very well with chappatis.
Fresh Coconut – 1 cup
Red chillies – 4
Garlic – 2 pods
Onion – 1 small
Salt to taste
Method to prepare:
Clean and chop coconut into small pieces.
In a mixer or food processor, take all the ingredients except onions. Grind to a coarse paste.
Finally add the onions and just run once. The onions should not get mixed or ground.
Important thing to note in this, is to ensure you don’t run the onions to paste. The unique taste in this chutney is the onion chunks present in the chutney
If you prefer, you can season this with Mustard and curry leaves.
Serve this for chapatis.
Coconut Chutney for Chapati!