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Kerala Chatti Choru – Lunch Served On A Clay Pan

Chatti choru is a Kerala delicacy…

Chatti choru is not the name of one dish, it’s basically many Kerala dishes served on a clay pan. Vegetarian, seafood & meat dishes can be served on the clay pan. I personally prefer to separate the seafood & meat dishes.

For this chatti choru, I’ve served Kerala matta rice, beef roast- beef cooked with caramelized onions, moong bean or payar thoran- cooked with coconut, cabbage-scrambled eggs-coconut thoran, chammanthi-ground coconut, omelette & mango pickle.

How To Serve

I’ve lined the clay pan with banana leaf or vazhayila.

Serve the rice & place all the dishes on the rice, pour the coconut curry over the rice.

Kerala Beef Roast, Click Here For Recipe 

Moong bean-Payar Thoran, Click Here For Recipe

Cabbage Thoran, Click Here For Recipe

Coconut-Thenga Curry, Click Here For Recipe

Chammanthi- Ground Coconut

Kerala Chatti Choru - Lunch Served On A Clay Pan
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Cuisine: Indian
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup
  • Green chili, halved- 1
  • Chili powder- ½ to 1 tsp
  • Fresh Ginger- 1-inch slice
  • Fresh Tamarind- 1-inch slice
  • Water- 2 to 3 tbsp
  1. Traditionally for making chammanthi, all the ingredients are ground on a stone-grinder or ammi kallu.
  2. I don't have an ammi kallu so I grind in a blender.
  3. To a blender jar, add all the ingredients & grind to a coarse paste.
  4. Based on your spice level, you can add green chili & chili powder.
  5. Don't make into a smooth paste.
  6. Don't add too much water & make into a watery paste, grind with less water, 2 to 3 tbsp.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  8. This is enjoyed with rice or rice porridge.

Kerala Thattukada Style Omelette, Click Here For Recipe

Mango Pickle, Click Here For Recipe


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