Kondattams and Vattals – Different types of Kondattoms
Kondattams and Vattals
Fresh homemade Kondattams – Kondattoms – Vattals -Different types
Kondattams and Vattals are come as instant saviors when we are running a little low on side dish for rice. Vattals make the meal so tasty and satisfying too. Kondattams and Vattals are dried vegetables ready for fry and eat with rice. They can be made of various vegetables,raw fruits,tubers,roots, …. Salted curd chillies are a delicious hot delicacy served as a side dish for South Indian meals. These dried chillies have a light golden brown texture. On frying, they attains a dark brown colour and goes well with hot steaming rice.
Different types of Kondattams and Vattals
Kondattams and vattals are made of sago ,dried vegetables,rice, sund dried and then fried in coconut oil or other cooking oil according to your taste. In Kerala,when vegetables,fruit ,chopped into slight thinly pieces,marinated,sun dried and preserved as vattals or kondattams or crisps for later use. Various types of vegetables like long beans,chundakka,bitter gourd,chillies, kovakka etc,are preserved as kondattams. When it is ready to use, just fried in oil and eaten with rice, kanji or it used in curries and many other special dishes.
Chundanga Kondattam is salted and sun dried Chundakkai, which when fried in oil, turns crispy and goes well with hot steaming rice. Chundanga, Chundakkai, Sundakkai or Turkey Berries are small bead shaped fruit with a green texture, traditionally used for making several recipes which are served as side dish for rice. These plants are normally seen in hilly areas and have a slightly bitter flavour when compared to other berries.
Pavakka Kondattom or sun dried and salted bitter gourd slices are a popular recipe among the people from South India. Once fried in oil, these died pieces turns crispy and goes well with hot steaming rice.Bitter gourd/bitter melon is a vegetable cultivated extensively all over India. In Kerala, it is called by the name Pavakka or in some parts Kayppakka/Kaypa. It is available in different sizes and different colors from whitish pale green to dark green. In any type or form, it is very bitter in taste, but has excellent medicinal virtues and it is rich in calcium, iron and phosphorous.
Salted curd chillies are a delicious hot delicacy served as a side dish for South Indian meals. These dried chillies have a light golden brown texture. On frying, they attains a dark brown colour and goes well with hot steaming rice.