Chammanthi Rice Recipe – ചമ്മന്തി ചോറ്

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  • Yield : 200 gm
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Chammanthi Rice Recipe – ചമ്മന്തി ചോറ്

Chammanthi Rice Recipe

Chammanthi Rice Recipe

Chammanthi Rice – ചമ്മന്തി ചോറ് is a simple and quick Kerala style lunch recipe. It is a delicious food item that can be easily and quickly prepare at your home with very few ingredients.

By serving this special vegetarian dish on special occasion, definitely surprise the guests, friends and other relatives. Tryout this tasty Chammanthi Rice at your home and enjoy.

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Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavour


  • Kaima rice or Basmati rice - 200 gm ( 2 cup )
  • Grated coconut - 200 gm ( 2 cup )
  • Green chilly - 5 nos
  • Red chilly powder - 3 tsp
  • Shallots - 6 nos
  • Ginger - 1 small piece ( chopped )
  • Tamarind ( Valan Puli ) - 10 gm ( Size of a small gooseberry )
  • Boiled water - 300 ml ( 3 cup )
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilly - 4 nos
  • Cococnut oil - 4 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 2 strings
  • Water - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash and soak the raw rice in water for 5 minutes and drain the excess water.

Step 2

For making coconut chammanthi, take mixer grinder and add grated coconut, green chilly, red chilly powder, shallots, ginger, tamarind, water, salt and grind to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Step 3

Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, dry red chilly, curry leaves and fry for 2 minutes on a low flame.

Step 4

Add coconut chammanthi into it and mix well. Cook this on a low flame for 4 minutes.

Step 5

Add kaima rice to this and stir well. Then add 3 cups of water, salt and allow it to boil. Close the lid and cook for 2 whistles. Reduce the flame and cook for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame.

Step 6

Tasty Chammanthi Rice is ready.

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