Ellu Chutney, also popular as sesame seeds chutney, is a popular side dish in South India. The dish with its nutty, unique flavour is distinct and special. Ellu Chutney is prepared by grinding roasted sesame seeds along with dried chillies, tamarind and other ingredients. Adding coconut to this thuvaiyal gives great texture and taste to this recipe. You can prepare it even without coconut. You can serve with idly or dosa. The chutney pairs very well with rice gruel or kanji too. It takes very less time for preparing this thuvaiyal. In South Indian cuisine, sesame seeds are often used. Sesame seeds is a great source of copper, manganese, calcium and other minerals. The nutritious chutney is one of the easiest of dishes that requires very little time.
When the Ellu starts to burst, add the Red Chilli, Curry leaves (if necessary, a little Tanarind - in solid form - also can add) and Coconut and stir all the ingredients together properly.
When colour of the ingredients turns into brown, put off the stove and change the ingredients into a plate and allow to cool it for some time.
Grind the ingredients along with Tamarind Syrup, some water and required quantity of Salt. Ellu (Sesame Seeds) Chammanthi is ready. This Chammanthi can be served with Idli/Dosa/Uthappam, Cooked Rice etc.