Upilitta Nelikka Thenga Chamanthi (salted Gooseberry And Coconut Chutney)
My maternal grandfather was a man of simple eating habits. He loved having gruel or kanji as we call it for dinner with some curd and a chutney or pickle. All the chutney my mom makes for us has a story of her dad's attached to it. It is a common sight to find jars of salted goodies, pickles and mouth watering relished when we visit mom's place even today. This chutney is a family favourite. The humbler version does not use coconut but this version does. We often use chutneys as a substitute for gravy with rice. If I have chutney and papad I don't need any curry to polish off a plateful of rice. And for this reason to control my weight I avoid making chutneys. This was one such week when I was tired to cook a proper meal. So I made two chutneys from Monday and I must say, I am slipping off to my old track to weight gain.