Banana Chutney (Madhura Chammanthi)

Ingredients for Banana Chutney (Madhura Chammanthi):

1. Kerala Banana (Ethapazham) – 1

    Banana leaf – 1

2. Tamarind and salt – As needed

3. Red chillies – 3

    Salt powder – A little

    Shallots – 2

4. Oil – A little

5. Mustard, curry leaves, shallots, ginger, cumin seeds

6. Coconut -1/2, scrapped

7. Oil – A little

How to prepare Banana Chutney (Madhura Chammanthi)?

1. Wrap banana in banana leaf and put it in fire coal to cook.

2. Remove skin of banana and add salt and tamarind.

3. Mix all ingredients together.

4. Burn red chillies by placing in direct flame.

5. Add a little salt and powder it using a grinding stone.

6. Crush 2 shallots along with it.

7. Add this mixture to banana.

8. Heat oil and fry ingredients no: 5.

9. Add scrapped coconut and fry till tender brown.

10. Once it’s done, add it to banana mixture and mix well.

11. Pour a little more oil and roll to round shape, and serve.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine October 1-14, 2010

Also read a few more Kerala banana (Ethapazham) recipes here. Click on the images in the gallery to read


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