Adults only chutney – Attempt this only if your taste buds are mature enough to handle very spicy dishes :).
North Karnataka food is very popular for its spicy dishes. This must be one of the spiciest cuisines of world. People here eat raw green chilies with rice or rottis. When I say raw green chilies, they are not the mild ones available here in US. They are the very spicy variety. Most of the North Karnataka people are vegetarians. Most of the recipes are centered around onion, garlic, chilies and peanuts. Even though I can’t tolerate so much heat, I absolutely love the taste of all these dishes. When I cook at home, I make these dishes a bit less spicy.
This chutney is a classic example of very hot chutneys served along with rice or rottis. This is one of those dishes that are made in advance and saved for a week or so. When people eat this, most of the times their faces turn red, but still everyone likes this. I reduced the amount of chilies to suit our taste buds.
20 green chilies
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup peanuts
1 tea spn jaggery
1/4 tea spn tamarind extract or 2 pieces of tamarind
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
1 tea spn chopped garlic
1 tea spn chopped ginger
3-4 strands coriander leaves
4-5 curry leaves
Increase the amount of green chilies if you can handle more spicy dishes.
Heat a little oil and fry green chilies. Take them out and add peanuts. Fry for sometime. Take them out.
Now add curry leaves, onion, garlic, ginger and fry till onions turn translucent. Cool to room temperature.
Grind all the ingredients and tamarind without adding water.
Take out in an airtight container and refrigerate. This remains good for about 1 week. Serve with rice or chapathis or rottis.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 15mins