Friday, January 29, 2010

Food Pictures and a Recipe

A traditional south Indian dish is dosa, a fermented rice dough, with curries on the side. Another side is a coconut chutney, as there are a ton of coconuts here.

John and Eva making dosas.

Here's the recipe for coconut chutney, which is awesome on just about anything.

1 whole coconut, cut into small chunks
3 small cloves garlic
thumb size piece of ginger
1 green chili
1/4 cup of roasted peanuts (if available)

Mix all of them and add water up to about 1/2" below the top of the pile. Put in a blender until smooth.

In a separate pan, add a bit of oil and cook:
1 red chili
1 1/2 tbsp mustard seed

The seeds will start to pop after the oil heats up. When that happens, add about a dozen curry leaves. Cook them in the oil until they curl. At that point, add the oil and such to the coconut mixture and blend again. Add salt to taste.

The finished product.

And the moral of the story is..."Don't poop in the street."


  1. I am definitely taking your advice on both points of your post. Nice photos.

  2. Your photos are great! The coconut chutney sounds interesting; I think I might need some "show me" in foodie methodology because right now the elementary cracking open of the coconut is not a pretty sight in my kitchen, let alone finding curry 'leaves'. I'm going to check out the fermented rice dough, I bet I can figure that out...maybe. When you get back to the States, Andy, you may be doing some Indian-style cooking demonstrations!!

  3. Food-gasim. Wish I had the supplies here in Greece to make it!