This tamarind chutney is an interesting combination with ven pongal. This is a regular
side dish often served with pongal rather than kathirikai gothjju. This tastes tangy with the spiciness of the secret masala. The masala is not so unique but when combined with tamarind sauce gives excellent flavour. Originally we call this chutney as “Pachi Pulusu” in Telugu. This goes well with dosa / Idli.
If you like the tangy sour taste of tamarind, you would definitely love it. Most probably all asian countries include tamarind in their everyday cooking. Apart from the sour and tart taste, it tastes sweet. We even use the edible leaves of tamarind tree to make spice powder called “Chinthaak Podi”. Soon will be posting the recipe of the podi.
Tamarind – 1 big lemon Size
Tomato – 1Small finely chopped(approx. 2 tbsp)
Curry Leaves few
Water – 1 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1tsp Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt – 1/2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds -1tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1tsp
Red Chilli Broken-4-5no
Secret Masala To Grind:
Grated Coconut – 2tbsp
Green chilli – 3-4no(adjust as per spice level)
Roasted Dhal / Pootukadalai -1tbsp