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Kariveppila Chammanthi | Kerala Style Curry Leaves Chutney

Chammanthi is nothing but a Kerala style dry chutney made with coconut, chillies and other additions like shallots, ginger, tamarind etc. In olden times, it is grind in a ammikallu (stone grinder), which gives the best flavor. Chammanthi with a bowl of steaming rice is one of my comfort food any day. Also see my Kerala style thenga (coconut) chammanthi and pacha manga (raw mango) chammanthi recipes.

Today's chammanthi/chutney is my mom's special recipe and one I relish a lot just with plain rice. This is a no-onion no-garlic chutney recipe with very few easy ingredients. The star of this chutney is the curry leaves, which imparts a lovely flavor and aroma to the chammanthi. Enjoy with hot steaming rice or serve along with rasam or molagootal


{ Kerala style curry leaves and coconut dry chutney }
Serves 3


½ cup curry leaves, packed
1 cup grated coconut
4-5 green chillies
½-inch ginger piece
1 tsp tamarind paste / marble-size tamarind
Salt to taste


1. Wash the curry leaves well and drain the water completely.

2. Grind curry leaves, coconut, green chillies, ginger, tamarind and salt to a coarse paste without adding any water.

Serving Suggestion ~ Rice and molagootal or rasam.

Notes and Tips
  • You can add 1 or 2 tsp of  water if required while grinding. Don't add more.
  • Adjust the amount of green chillies according to your spice level.


  1. look at the ball so yum! I can use this for bread sandwich spread

  2. mom's recipe always special..thanks for sharing

  3. doing chamamanthi in my list for long :) drooling already with plain rice absolutely gr8 combo

  4. love ur thuvayal kerala style ..super

  5. I love chammanthi with biriyani... amazing combination! This one with curry leaves looks really tempting...

  6. yummy looking chamamanthi...full of flavours

  7. wow karuveppila chammanthi looks superb.. best with kanji and payaru.. lovely clicks as always dear..

  8. We usually make thogayal with curry leaves. This kerala style one looks really tempting and delicious. I'll try and let you know.

  9. looks must go so well with rice

  10. A flavorful and yummy chutney ..... :)

  11. Sounds so healthy and delicious, would like to try this kerala style chammanthi soon.. great pics.

  12. Drooling over the chutney pics. I can happily finish it off with hot steaming rice.

  13. I have never made chutney with curry leaves .I will book mark and try for sure ,it looks interesting and tasty.

  14. So flavourful.. like the way you have served it.

  15. loved the super tempting presentation,yummy!!!

  16. Healthy to eat it with hot steamed rice..

  17. very yummy dish!! very well presented!!

  18. Very new to me and would love to try this one


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