Sunday, January 16, 2011

Coconut, Pineapple and Cranberry Chutney

I like makeovers.
But not on me.
I like house make overs, kitchen makeovers and food make overs.
Since house make over and kitchen makeover costs too much money, I am very partial to food make overs. They are cheap and you get to eat yummy stuff out of it.
I gave a make over to coconut chutney.
I made coconut chutney friends with pineapple and cranberry chutney.
Result was awesome in taste, but not so pretty to look. Me think. What do you think?

One Year Back - Ragi Chocolate Chip Muffins
Cranberry Sauce - 1 can
Crushed Pineapple - 1 20 Oz can drained and juice reserved
Coconut - 1 cup (I used dry, you could use fresh)
Chana dal / Bengal gram dal - 3 TBSP
Urad dal / Black gram dal - 3 TBSP
Curry leaves - few sprigs divided use
Red chillies - 1 broken
Green chillies - 10 - 12 (You could use red chillies instead - this was plenty spicy. Scale down if you don't like spicy food)
Salt - to taste
Oil -2 TBSP
Hing - a generous pinch
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp


In a skillet, dry roast bengal gram dal, black gram dal, chillies (green or red) and curry leaves reserving 4 or 5 leaves for tempering. Roast till the dal is golden. Set aside. In the same skillet, take oil. When hot, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add hing, broken red chilli, reserved curry leaves. When they are all toasted, add the drained crushed pineapple. Stir well. Add salt and the cranberry sauce. You will have to stir and mix the cranberry sauce with pineapple. While they are cooking, take the roasted ingredients in a blender / mixie with coconut and grind into a fine paste. Use reserved pineapple juice or water. Set aside.

When the pineapple and cranberry sauce have combined together, add this ground paste to the skillet. Stir to combine all of them very well and keep on low flame. Adjust the salt if needed and after about 2 minutes, turn off the heat.

Serve with Dosa, Idli or even as a spread on bread.
In the picture you see this chutney served with gundupongal/appe/paddu/paniyaram. This is made with dosa batter. But this particular one is made with brown rice dosa batter. If you have never tasted brown rice dosa, try it. It is so much tastier than white rice one is healthier too.

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  1. it looks a lil sticky..was it sticky? anyways clicks are awesome.

  2. Innovative combination..must be yummy :)

  3. Looks really delicious....loved those crispy paddu's..

  4. Thanks everyone.
    Harini, No it wasn't sticky at all.

  5. This looks very interesting ...nice combo

  6. Yumm - cranberry-pineapple - super!!


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