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Potukadalai Thogayal / Roasted Gram Dal Chutney

Traditionally we prepare two varieties of chutneys to pair with Kara kuzhambu and Rasam. Both the chutneys are quite easy to prepare and healthy as it includes dal in it. Today, I am sharing one of those chutney as my partner in Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge gave me the ingredients related to this recipe. As I had mentioned in my old posts regarding this Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge rules, I was paired with a Co - blogger Priya Mahesh who blogs at "" and for July Month, the theme was CHUTNEYS. Got a chance to visit her page through this event and she owns a lovely space with loads of yummy mouthwatering recipes.

Potukadalai and green chillies were the two secret ingredients given to me and using it, I prepared a quick and tasty chutney which pairs excellent with Kara kuzhambu, Rasam and Curd rice.  Only three ingredients are used in this recipe to prepare a delicious thogayal. Thalimpu is not required as it is served with Rice. Potukadalai is nothing but Roasted gram or Roasted Bengal gramin English, Putnalu pappu in Telugu, Huri - Kadalae in Kannada and Bhuna Chana in Hindi. As this is low in cholesterol and rich in calcium and iron, this is good for people with diabetics and cholesterol.

Are you interested in knowing the secret ingredients given by me to priya mahesh ? Then, Check out her page now...

Ingredients :

1 Cup Roasted Gram dal / Pottukadalai 
4 - 5 Garlic pods, Peeled 
5 Green chillies ( Adjust according to taste bud ) 
Salt to taste

Method :

Add all the ingredients in a blender and grind into smooth paste by adding very little water.

The consistency of chutney should not be watery. 

Serving Options :

Serve with Rasam Rice and Kara Kuzhambu. 


  1. I've never made a chutney with roasted grams, I use it as a part of chutneys to thicken it. Lovely recipe, will try it out.

  2. Such a simple chutney, yet sounds so delish! Can't wait to try this out! :)

  3. This is so new to me. Looks lovely. will try this out soon

  4. Simple Delicacy, with very few ingredients this is such an best chutney..

  5. Such an easy to make and delicious looking chutney! Im going to try it out the next time we make idli or dosa at home! Thanks for the recipe. Sujata Shukla from

  6. Wow only Bengal gram, garlic and green chilli makes a superbly delicious chutney. Amazing. Loved it.

  7. I love chutneys any kind, got a new variety from ur recipe, chutney looks too yummy

  8. Lovely chutney!This would be so very delicious with Idli and Dosa


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