Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Ellu thuvayal/ Nuvvulu pachadi/ Seasame chutney

A very simple side-dish for lemon rice, idly, dosa and curd rice. I just love the smell of seasame. I love cocnut too. They together form a perfect combo. I have tasted this from one of my friends tiffin box :). Most of the time she used to bring lemon rice and ellu thuvayal. I just loved it. Very easy to prepare. This thuvayal can be prepared in no time when you have all the ingredients in hand. Wikipedia has some very good and interesting info about these small seeds

Ingredients :

Black seasame seeds- 4 tbspns
Coconut meat- 2, one inch pieces. (cut them into small pieces so that it is easier to grind)
Urid dhal- 1 tbspn
Dried red chillies- 6 nos (adjust according to your taste)
Tamarind- size of a big gooseberry
Garlic- 3 pods
Salt to taste

Method :

Heat a pan. When it is hot enough add seasame seeds, urid dhal and red chillies. Fry until the urid dhal changes into brown colour and emits a nice aroma. Remove from fire and cool the ingredients. Grind together in a mixer grinder with coconut pieces, tamarind, garlic and enough salt. A very aromatic thuvayal ( a dry form of chutney) will be ready to be tasted. 

Taste enhancing tips for this recipe :  Use only black seasame seeds please!! White ones are less aromatic and not as tasty as the black ones. The final product should be thick and not watery like chutney. So use only minimum amount of water when grinding. Happy cooking !!!


  1. I just love sesame chutney...yours looks tempting.

  2. Manju,

    chutney looks really good. it will be good with Dosa.

  3. Manju,

    I love this chutney with rice you too have a nice blog dear.

  4. Simple and healthy chutney, thanks for sharing dear..

  5. never tried this recipe..looks so delicious.next time when i prepare the lemon rice sure try this ellu chutney too..
    very simple one and thanks for sharing

  6. Manju,

    Looks like ur baby blog is growing fast...nice to c ur recipes and i love to read through ur narration :-)


  7. Nice ellu thuvayal Manju,, enaku rombha pidikkum athuvum puli saadham apram lemon rice kuu super combination..

  8. My all time favourite, just love it with hot steaming Idlies, makes me hungry..

  9. Thank you friends :)

    A warm welcome to தக்குடுபாண்டி and Kamala :)

    Viji thank you and you are the first one to encourage me :)