Tamarind Chutney (Hunsi Takku)


Hunasi takku (hunchi tak) is something that will get anybody’s taste buds going “tak!”. You can eat it with chapatis, rotis or just apply a bit to bread or who knows – some of us like me might just like to nibble on a bit to get the taste buds active!

Ingredients

1 kg Green and hard tamarind (not the tender ones or also the ripe brown ones), green chillis, cumin seeds, 200 g salt, asaphotida (hingu), mustard, turmeric powder, jaggery

Process

  • Peel the tamrind and remove the threadlike portion and the stem(end) portion.
  • Cut green chillis into big pieces.
  • Mix tamrind, chillis and salt and grind together to a coarse mixture and store in a glass jar or mud vessel(matka) which can be kept for upto an year .
  • Whenever required for serving (eating), take a small portion from this, add little jaggery and cumin seeds and grind to form a less coarse ( not paste) mixture.
  • Heat oil in a small kadai, add mustard.
  • After mustard cracks, add asaphoetida, turmeric powder and pour this seasoning on the coarse mixture.

Typically Served with:

Chapatis, Rice, Rotti, bread

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7 Responses

  1. hi,
    a lovely site for all those who luv home food and especially north karnataka complete healthy diet.it wud be better if u add photographs to ur recipes. it adds to the look of the blog as well as gives us an idea as to wat the outcome shud be like…
    cheers…..

  2. After a long long time, I feel I have come to the most authantic Karnataka oota blog.

    Thanks for the gift.

    Nemant Trivedi

  3. Do you know the english name for Kerbeeja? I have been trying to search for it but the only links I have been receiving are your blogs.

  4. Just bumped into your blog and I simply loved to see traditional north karnataka recipes 🙂 I hoped there would be a Dharwad peda recipe , But couldn’t find any 😦 I hope you will post it sometime. Do add some pictures of the recipes. You have a nice space here, will surely visit again.

  5. Hi,

    i am so happy to have found this site, but please could you post pictures…i am sure a lot more people will follow this blog if you do…seriously!!!

    thanks

  6. Hi
    I am big fan of kanchikai pickles and lime pickles .
    can you share the recipe for both of this ! or do you know a place where they sell these 2 kinds of pickles in USA , NJ . Your info will be of great help.

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