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Ellu Pajji | How to make Kodava Sesame Seeds Chutney

Ellu Pajji or Kodava Sesame Seeds Chutney is a nutty chutney made with toasted sesame seeds along with shallots and fresh coconut. This is a popular Coorg dish served with different dishes for breakfast.
Course Chutneys, Dips and Spreads
Cuisine Karnataka
Keyword Easy Chutney for Tiffin
By Cook Method Blended, Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Healthy Recipes
Dish Type Condiment Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 205kcal
Author Srivalli


For the Chutney

  • 1/2 cup Sesame seeds / Til seeds roasted
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut grated
  • 5 Shallots / Pearl Onions / Sambar Onions
  • 3 Dry Red Chilies
  • 2- inch Tamarind
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Red Dry Chilies
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking Oil


How to make Kodava Ellu Pajji Recipe - Sesame & Tamarind Chutney

    For making the Kodava Sesame Seeds Chutney:

    • Heat a pan and dry roast the sesame seeds over medium heat.
    • Toss around until it slightly changes colour and is aromatic. Takes about 5 to 7 minutes. Allow it to cool down.
    • Now take the roasted sesame seeds into a mixer jar, add the other ingredients like freshly grated coconut, shallots, dry red chilies, tamarind, jaggery, and salt to taste.
    • Slowly add little water and grind it into a smooth or coarse paste. Adjust the salt, and transfer to a serving bowl.

    For tempering:

    • Heat a small pan over medium heat, add oil. When hot add the mustard seeds, chopped dry chilies and curry leaves when the mustard seeds start to splutter.
    • Saute till the chilies crisp up. Immediately pour the tadka over the Ellu Pajji and serve.
    • Serve the Kodava Sesame Seeds Chutney along with Kodava Thalia Puttu for a delicious Coorg Breakfast Thali


    Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4mg
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