Traditional Chammandi Recipe Video

This is another traditional cuisine from Kerala, India. You can enjoy this as pickle with any meal.


Difficulty LevelVery EasyServings4
Main Ingredient, Healthy


 Pearl onions/1 large onion10
 Tamarind1 Teaspoon (To Taste)
 Whole red chillies3
 Coconut oil/Any oil1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 104 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.8%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g16.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 20.9 mg0.9%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.18 g0.7%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 1 g3%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C 22.4%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 0.63%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1.If you are using onion, cut them in to dices.
2.Heat the oil in a pan or a kadai. Pour some oil.
3.Add pearl onion or onion and red chillies in to the pan and saute for 2 minutes.
4.Grind this mixture along with salt and tamarind. If you want you can also use a little of water for grinding easier. Do not put a lot of water. This chutney has to be very thick.
5.You can grind to paste form or coarse form according to your preference.

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Editors Review

Your search for a great accompaniment to your meal ends with this Traditional chammandi. It is an Indian onion sauce or chutney as it is more popularly known. It goes well with any Indian meal whether rice or chapati and can also be had with the Indian dosa.