Sesame chutney recipe – This easy and flavorful chutney has sesame seeds ( til or ellu ) along with coconut and spices and is a good side dish for your meal.
I love the flavor of sesame seeds and usually make spiced ellu podi that is also a great accompaniment to idli and dosa. Apart from a nice flavor it lends, these seeds have great health benefits too.
About This Recipe
Basically, sesame seeds is referred to as ellu in Tamil, til in Hindi and nuvvulu in Telugu.
This ellu chutney or til chutney uses just a few spices apart from the main ingredients – white sesame seeds and grated coconut. It is a delicious blend of spicy and tangy with the red chillies lending it spiciness as well as a bright color to the chutney while the tamarind lends it a tangy taste.
It is a quick and easy chutney that goes great as a side dish for South Indian idli, dosa or uttapam. You can have it with chapathis / rotis or with rice.
- Sesame Seeds
- Sesame seeds are rich in calcium.
- They are a good source of iron and protein.
- They are also a good source of dietary fiber, which helps in digestion.
- Coconuts too are a great source of dietary fiber
- They are also rich in iron, magnesium and potassium.
Ingredients You Need
- Sesame seeds: They have a mild, nutty taste and give the burst of flavor to this chutney. I have used white sesame seeds.
- Coconut: Coconut lends a sweet nutty flavor to the chutney.
- Red chillies: The spiciness for the dip comes from dry red chillies. Adjust quantity according to your preference.
- Tamarind: The sweetness of coconut and sesame and the spiciness of chillies is balanced by the slight tang from tamarind.
- Mustard seeds: They are used in the tempering of the dip.
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How to make Sesame Chutney with Coconut Step by Step
- Firstly, heat a pan and dry roast the sesame seeds till they start popping. Remove from heat and transfer the roasted sesame seeds to a small bowl.
- Then in the same pan, heat oil. Add chana dal, dry red chillies and asafoetida.
- Fry till the chana dal turns golden brown and remove from heat. Transfer the contents to the bowl and let it cool.
- Take the grated coconut in a mixer or blender.
- Add the roasted sesame seeds and fried dal mixture. Also, add the tamarind and salt.
- At first, just dry grind these ingredients without adding water. Then add enough water and grind it to a fine paste. Finally, for the tempering, heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds and once they splutter add curry leaves and saute for a few seconds and pour this tempering on the chutney and mix well.
- Ellu chutney or sesame coconut chutney is now ready to be served.
- Fresh Coconut: Fresh coconut tastes best for this dip.
- Check Sesame seeds: Sesame seeds can turn rancid easily, so make sure that they are not rancid before making the recipe.
- Chillies: Adjust the number of dry red chillies as per your preference.
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