Biriyani Chammanthi is a must with biriyani…….Addition of yoghurt brings in the sour element…… Coriander & mint makes this chutney very flavourful…….. Chutneys are normally grounded in Ammikkal, a mortar & pestle, in Kerala homes……


Courtesy Mini Mahesh

Food processors/Electric grinders are good enough to make these chutneys.


INGREDIENTS : 1 cup grated coconut, 1-2 tbsp yoghurt, few mint leaves, few sprigs coriander, 4 green chillies, 4-8 cloves garlic, 1 tsp ginger(optional), salt to taste.

DIRECTIONS : Grind all the ingredients to a paste…… Serve with Biriyani…….. This is also known as Biriyani Chammanthi.

NOTE : One can increase/ decrease chillies according to taste…….. Similarly sour element can be increased/decreased according to taste.



  1. It is true that modern kitchen appliance replaces the traditional appliances like mortar and pestle. But I think that using the traditional equipments for grinding masalas, chutneys etc. gives that extra taste and flavour which is missing when we use our contemporary kitchen appliances.

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