February 19, 2018

Sesame seeds - Curry leaves Chutney / Ellu Karuvepilai Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 16 / #100chutneys

Today's recipe is a healthy and flavourful chutney prepared using sesame seeds and curry leaves. Sesame seeds are popularly known as Ellu in Tamil, Nuvvulu in Telugu and Til in Hindi. This chutney pairs excellent with Upma and also can be served with Idli or Dosa. Sesame seeds have lots of health benefits and available in white and black colour. White sesame seeds have higher iron content than black ones. In this recipe, Sesame seeds are dry roasted separately and then ground into fine powder. The remaining ingredients are sautéed in an oil and then made into a fine paste along with sesame powder.

Ingredients :

11/2 Tsp Oil
1/2 Cup Sesame seeds / Til / Ellu  ( White )
4 - 5 Green chillies, chopped
30 - 35 Sprigs of Curry leaves
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
Small piece of Tamarind
Salt to taste

For Tadka :

1 1/2 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 Cumin seeds
1/2 Tsp Urad dal
1/2 Tsp Chana dal
1 Dry red chilli 
A pinch of Hing powder
1 Sprig of Curry leaf

Method :

Dry roast Til / Sesame seeds and keep aside.

Heat 11/2 Tsp oil in a pan and add Cumin seeds followed by green chillies, curry leaves and tamarind piece.
Saute for a minute and remove from the flame.

Add dry roasted Til in a blender and grind into fine powder.

Now add the remaining ingredients and grind into fine paste by adding the required quantity of salt and water.

Once done, transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.

For Tadka, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering add cumin seeds followed by urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, hing powder and curry leaf.

Fry and add it to the prepared chutney.


Serving Options :

Serve with Upma, Idli or Dosa.

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