Chutney Pudi Using Leftover Ellu Bella

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

We enjoy eating Ellu Bella for several days after Sankranti. It is quite a tasty snack & we love eating handfuls every now and then until the stock gets over.

Incase, you are left with too much Ellu Bella & don't know what to do with it, I have an easy Chutney Pudi recipe made using leftover Ellu 

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My Grandmother has been turning Ellu Bella into this yummy Pudi since several years now. This is a brilliant way to use leftover Ellu Bella & the Chutney Pudi has good flavours since it has roasted groundnuts & sesame seeds.

It is also very easy to put together & will take about 15 minutes of effort.

Ellu Chutney Pudi

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups Ellu
  • 12 - 15 Dry Red Chilies *
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • A lemon sized ball of tamarind
  • 2 tsp cooking oil
How To:

In a mixer grinder, coarsely grind the Ellu mixture & set aside. In a small pan, heat a tsp of oil. Add Asafoetida, curry leaves & turmeric powder. Next, Add the red chilies & roast on low flame for 3-4 minutes until it slightly changes colour. set aside to cool

In the same pan, fry roast tamarind until it turns crisp. Add the red chilies, curry leaves & tamarind into the mixer & make a fine powder. Add this to the coarsely ground Ellu mixture & add salt as per taste.

Run in the mixer for 1-2 rounds until it gets mixed well. The powder should have a slightly coarse texture. Do not grind it into a smooth powder

Store in an airtight jar & use as needed. It stays fresh for about 3-4 months

* I used Byadagi Chilies. You can replace half of the chilies with Kashmir Red Chilies 

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