Sunday, 30 August 2009

Bajil Chutney

Bajil chutney is not your usual chutney but a snack. I think it is also called as Bajil upkari. But I am not sure. If any of you have more information on this please let me know.

Bajil chutney is a very tasty snack that I learnt from my husband. Actually in his home this is prepared as a side dish for sajjige (rava or semolina) uppittu (recipe coming soon ...). It goes very well with uppittu, but normally I prepare it in the evenings as a snack.

It is quite simple and easy to prepare. The main ingredient is beaten rice (thin variety) or paper avulakki. This involves no cooking. Only chop the onions and add the tadka (garnish) and bingo! the dish is ready :).

Here is the recipe.

Beaten rice - 1 cup
Onion finely chopped- 1 small
Coconut scrapped - 4-5 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Sugar - 2-3 tsp

Mustard - 2 tsp
Urad dal/White gram - 2 tsp
Red chilli - 2Coriander seeds - 1
Curry leaves - 5-6
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp

In a large bowl, crush the onion, coconut and coriander seeds a little by hand so that they blend and give a nice aroma.
Add the beaten rice to this mixture.
Heat oil in a pan. Add red chilli, coriander seeds and urad dal and when the dal turns red add the mustard.
When mustard splutters, add curry leaves and fry till the curry leaves give a nice aroma.
Pour this garnish to the beaten rice mixture and also add sugar and salt
Mix well.
Serve with coffee.

Preparation time: About 15-20 mins
Serves: 2 people


  1. you have a lovely blog i am slowly learning south indian cooking from my mum in law, Rebecca

  2. Thanks Rebecca. Hope you find some interesting recipes to try.


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