Ellu Chutney | Chammanthi | Thuvaiyal


Ellu Chammanthi

Ellu Chutney | Chammanthi | Thuvaiyal

Ellu Chutney, also popular as sesame seeds chutney, is a popular side dish in South India. The dish with its nutty, unique flavour is distinct and special. Ellu Chutney is prepared by grinding roasted sesame seeds along with dried chillies, tamarind and other ingredients. Adding coconut to this thuvaiyal gives great texture and taste to this recipe. You can prepare it even without coconut. You can serve with idly or dosa. The chutney pairs very well with rice gruel or kanji too. It takes very less time for preparing this thuvaiyal. In South Indian cuisine, sesame seeds are often used. Sesame seeds is a great source of copper, manganese, calcium and other minerals. The nutritious chutney is one of the easiest of dishes that requires very little time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the dish, first heat a Frying Pan/Cheenachatti and put the Black gram into the Frying Pan/ Cheenachatti and stir it well.
  • Add the Ellu (Sesame Seeds) also into this Black gram and stir it further.
  • When the Ellu starts to burst, add the Red Chilli, Curry leaves (if necessary, a little Tanarind - in solid form - also can add) and Coconut and stir all the ingredients together properly.
  • When colour of the ingredients turns into brown, put off the stove and change the ingredients into a plate and allow to cool it for some time.
  • Grind the ingredients along with Tamarind Syrup, some water and required quantity of Salt. Ellu (Sesame Seeds) Chammanthi is ready. This Chammanthi can be served with Idli/Dosa/Uthappam, Cooked Rice etc.


You can visit this link for a delicious Ellu Manga Chammanthi. You can also visit this page for a lip smacking Pacha Manga Chammanthi
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