Kashuvandi Thenga Chuttaracha Chammandi (roasted Cashews And Coconut Chutney)
This might be the longest title I ever wrote here. Having said that, the process of making this chutney is shorter than its title. There are days when I am tired and cannot cook a thing, and that is when I make chutneys. My mom's family loved chutneys and my grandfather insisted on chutney every night for his kanji. He was also an excellent pickle maker. My mom's family grew cashews and they would throw the cashew nuts into fire while heating their bath water.Later they would open these cashews from their shells and prepare chutneys. This chutney had a smoky flavour because it was roasted in fire. Making chutneys with cashews seem a luxury today and since we don't heat water for bath on fire in cities, when I prepare this chutney I try to burn the ingredients a bit. Do try this chutney if you like char grilled rustic flavours.