Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shunti chutney (Ginger chuntey/dip)

Sorry people for vanishing without notice. I was enjoying my vacations in India. After I'm back from my trip, I am in no mood to cook. Hence, for the next couple of weeks until I settle down, I am planning to post the recipes that are waiting in my drafts.

Shunti/Ginger chutney is a versatile side dish/dip that goes well with any South Indian breakfast items like dosa, idli, rotti, chapathi, upma or uttappam. Here is the recipe for those who wish to try!

For chutney:
Grated coconut: 1 cup
Ginger: 1 inch (fresh)
Roasted gram dal/putani/hurigadale: 1 tbsp
Tamarind extract: 1/4 tsp (thick extract)
Green chillies: 2 nos
Salt: According to taste
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp (optional)

For tempering:
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves: 4 nos
Urad dal: 1/2 tsp (optional)


  • Remove the skin of the ginger & chop it.
  • Mix all the ingredients(except tempering ingredients), add little water & grind them to a smooth paste. Adjust the consistency of the chutney by adding water. Scoop out the paste in a bowl.
  • Now prepare the tempering by adding oil to a small pan When oil is hot, add mustard seeds & urad dal. When dal turns golden, add curry leaves & turn off the heat. 
  • Pour the tempering over the chutney, mix well & serve.

PS: During my vacation, I have received many comments. I remember that there were some recipe requests & awards too. I'll collect the awards and look at your requests soon. Thanks for your patience !!!


  1. Hey! Long time no c..... Good to have u back..... Very tempting dip that surely is... & what is that piece of ginger peeping into the bowl for???? ;) Hugs ))))


  2. hey!
    thanks for the quick comment Asha. I was on vacations for a month.
    Regarding the ginger.., he he.., it was my son who wanted to put it there :)

  3. hi sush,
    first visit to ur blog ...u got a wonderful space ....how was ur vacation in india ...hope u enjoyed a lot ...
    ur's ginger chutney looks wonderful ...never try this chutney ...thanks for sharing
    if u get time do visit my blog


  4. hi sush,hope your had a great vacation...ginger chutney looks yum,love the ginger flavour and even i do this at times..

  5. Hey dear gud to see you back...was wondering where u disappear :) ..this is new chutney for me and looks so fab

  6. Gud to see u back...
    I make this but I call this coocnut chutney only---one of the flavors tat I give to coconut chutney...
    looks yumm

  7. the ginger chutney looks very tempting and yum.

  8. Trust you had a fab time in India..I am looking forward to mine :)
    chutney looks yummolicious..

  9. Hope u had a great vacation

    Chutney looks so yum,would love to have it with fluffy idlis!!

  10. hope u enjoyed ur vccation..
    the ginger chutney looks so delicious
    like to have with idli dosa.. good for stomach too

  11. This is some thing new to me, ginger chutney sounds very flavorful!



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