Chammanthi Podi/Kerala Style Roasted Coconut Chutney Powder

Thenga Chammanthi podi is one of the most popular and traditional side dish of Kerala cuisine.This podi is usually prepared using roasted coconut and some spices.This goes well with kanji(rice porridge). My mom never forgets to pack a bottle of chammanthi podi when we return to US after our vacation, and we consume it within in a week or two. Smile

Kerala Chammanthi Podi (1)


  1. Grated Coconut – 2 cups
  2. Dry red Chilly – 8 -10
  3. Urad dal(uzhunnu parippu) –1/2 tbsp
  4. Asafoetida (kaayam) – 1/2 tsp
  5. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  6. Tamarind – size of small gooseberry
  7. Garlic – 2 cloves
  8. Black pepper corns – 1 tsp
  9. Curry leaves
  10. Salt

Kerala Chammanthi Podi (5)

Kerala Chammanthi Podi (2)


  1. Heat a pan. Dry roast grated coconut and all other ingredients except tamarind and salt till dark brown in color.This takes about 20-25 minutes on medium flame..
  2. Once it is done,remove from fire. Let it cool.Add tamarind and salt to it and stir well.
  3. Grind it into a coarse powder.
  4. Store it in a airtight container.
  5. Serve with kanji or Rice.
  6. Don’t use oil while roasting.


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