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Yogi Diet ~ Chestnut Guggullu

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Chestnuts and Coconut
Chestnuts and Coconut

A cup of steam-roasted chestnuts
Finely chopped small red onion
A tablespoon of fresh grated coconut
Green chilli and salt to taste
Few minutes of skillet saute
My version of Yogi Diet and a sufficient meal

Chestnut Guggullu

for metronaturals, steam-roasted chestnuts in snack size packets are available at Viet-wah.


Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Chestnuts (Marrons),Coconut (Fresh) (Thursday January 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm- permalink)
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  1. Ha ha… this is very interesting. I have never seen this kind of preparation before. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Madhavi — January 10, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

  2. Very nice and a great recitation of recipe in a unique way! I love the bowl and the simple recipe! 😉

    Comment by shriya — January 10, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

  3. Lovely pics, as usual Indira.
    I do the same with black chana 🙂

    Comment by TBC — January 10, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

  4. No doubt you are a big fan of chestnuts.. so many delightful recipes!~!

    Comment by Kalva — January 10, 2008 @ 7:12 pm

  5. My my, they look sooo gorgeous. I have never seen a chestnut. Will have to hunt some exotic market in Delhi to take a look at that stuff. I am sure they tasted good.

    Comment by Shella — January 10, 2008 @ 10:07 pm

  6. Love the last pic Indira..indeed looks like one served for a Yogi..:))

    ~ Siri

    Comment by Siri — January 11, 2008 @ 5:22 am

  7. Another Novel idea by you !
    Such a simle and hygenic dish it is. Lovely picture too ! i love it when you present something by putting it inside coconut :), the first pic is awesome.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Comment by Pooja — January 11, 2008 @ 6:50 am

  8. Indira,

    This is a great recipe. We make chestnut pulao every year at Christmas using chestnuts similar to the ones you purchased. Adding dried cranberries instead of raisins, along with green peas gives the pulao nice festive color also. We usually buy the chestnuts in a jar, at either local grocery or TJ’s.

    Comment by padmaja — January 11, 2008 @ 7:58 am

  9. Another brilliant recipe from you…It seems ‘KaadEdi guggiLLaku anarham’. Great idea to eat nutritious beans, lentils and now the chestnut in the form of guggiLLu.

    Comment by Madhuri.A — January 11, 2008 @ 10:20 am

  10. There is a tradition of Bommala Koluvu (doll decoration) for Sankranthi. Instead of dolls, I have decided to decorate the chestnuts with various ingredients this season.:) Thanks for your nice notes on my chestnut experiments.

    Padmaja, I am seriously thinking of preparing chestnut pongal for Sankranthi.:)

    Comment by Indira — January 11, 2008 @ 4:36 pm

  11. well, what can i say. Its interesting for sure.

    Comment by Archana — January 12, 2008 @ 9:42 am

  12. I found your site accidentally while trying to find an answer to a curry leaf question I had – amazing information, beautiful format and engaging prose. Your “Indian Vegetable” section is tops and has me seeking out seeds to plant this summer. Thanks for your fantastic effort!

    Comment by Marybeth — January 13, 2008 @ 11:16 am

  13. I have never found this recipe…interesting idea

    Comment by Sorina — January 15, 2008 @ 6:21 am

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