Red Chilli Chutney (with Chana Dal)
This Tamil Nadu Style Red Chilli Chutney is made with red chilies, chana dal, fresh coconut and spices. It tastes good with idli or dosa or vada and even snacks like pakora, uttapam, bonda.
grated coconut fresh or frozen
roasted chana dal
(roasted bengal gram)
1 or 2
dry red chilis
2 to 3
salt as required
water for grinding
or as required
for tempering the chutney
a pinch of asafoetida
sprig curry leaves
Take ½ cup grated coconut, ¼ cup roasted chana dal, 1 to 2 dry red chilies, 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, chopped 2 to 3 garlic, 1 teaspoon tamarind, salt in a blender jar.
Grind all the ingredients with ½ cup water or as required, till smooth.
Take the coconut chutney in a bowl.
Heat oil in a small pan.
Add the mustard seeds first and let them pop.
Now add cumin seeds and fry them.
Add the asafoetida and curry leaves.
Fry for a few seconds and add to the chutney
Mix well and serve the chutney with idli, dosa, uttapam or medu vada.
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