Mulaku Chuttaracha Chammanthi (Roasted Chilli Chutney)

Mulaku chuttaracha chammanthi is a ‘thaninadan’ (traditional homely) Kerala dish. In Kerala chammanthi is a very common daily dish and among those, chuttaracha chammanthi is the most delicious one.

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Chuttaracha chammanthi have many varieties. Dry roasted red chillies, flame or coal roasted red chillies, dry roasted coconut and red chillies are few of them. Here is the preparation for the easiest of all, dry roasted red chillies chammanthi. It goes well with rice, Kanji(rice soup), dosa, idli etc.

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Mulaku Chuttaracha Chammanthi (Roasted Chilli Chutney)


3 persons

12 minutes

Items List

Name Quantity Image
Scraped coconut 1 150ml cup
Dried red chilli 3-4 nos
Shallots 7 nos
Curry leaves 17 leaves
Asafoetida 1/2tsp
Salt enough to taste
Water enough to grind
Oil 2-3 drops


Stage 1

heat a tadka pan and dry roast dried red chillies and as it roasts add 2-3 drops of oil. Remove it from the stove and keep it aside.

stage 2

take 1 cup of scraped coconut to the mixer jar, to it add the roasted red chillies, shallots (cut in half), salt, asafoetida and curry leaves.

stage 3

crush the contents to a coarse paste, occasionally sprinkling water as required.

Empty the contents to a serving bowl and enjoy the yum....


  • You can add tamarind and ginger if taste demands.
  • If you want to preserve it refrigerated for the next day kindly avoid or reduce the use of water to blend.
  • You can also avoid the use of oil, if you are on a fat free diet.
  • you can also use burnt dried red chillies instead of dry roasted ones. It adds a smoky flavour.
  • Line the chillies with oil and show on flames using a holder.
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