March 3, 2018

Methi Leaves - Chana dal Chutney / Vendhaya Keerai - Kadalaiparupu Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 27 / #100chutneys

Here comes another interesting healthy chutney using Methi leaves. I am feeling really happy that my family members started eating Methi leaves and in-fact everyone started encouraging me to cook something like this so that they can enjoy all veggies. The best part of the chutney series project is, every end of the day there is some kind of guess the secret ingredient game happening in my house. Interesting right? And yeah, of course I am the one who always win ;)

Coming to today's recipe, I have used Chana dal and tomatoes to balance the bitterness of Methi leaves and it worked so well. The chutney tasted so delicious with no bitterness. I have added green chillies according to my family's preferences so adjust the quantity according to taste buds. This chutney can be served with Idly or Dosa.

Ingredients :

1 Tbsp Oil
3 Tbsp Chana dal
1 Big Onion, chopped
2 Medium sized Tomatoes, chopped
3 - 4 Green chillies ( Adjust according to taste bud )
1/2 Cup Fresh Methi leaves
Salt to taste

For Tadka :

1 Tsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds 
1/2 Tsp Urad dal 
1 Dry red chilli 

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal.

Fry until the colour starts changing and add the remaining ingredients except salt.

Saute for 3 - 4 minutes or until the tomatoes turns soft and methi leaves get cooked.

Once done, remove from the flame and cool the ingredients.

Grind into fine paste by adding the required quantity of salt and water.

Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.

For tadka, heat oil in a small and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal and red chilli.

Fry and add it to the prepared chutney.


Serving Options :

Serve with Idly or Dosa.


  1. I love the combination of the ingredients you have used. The chutney looks so tasty and would be perfect to serve with Idli.I am enjoying discovering all these new chutney ideas.

    1. Yes Nayna.. this pairs perfectly with Idli and Dosa. Thanks!

  2. Perfect chutney for this weather da.. Healthy chutney as well.. I never imagine this methi leaves can be used in this way, sure this chutney is apt for kids..

  3. I love the colour of your chutney. Methi is such a healthy herb but lots of people find it bitter. Adding tomatoes and spices must make this chutney so tasty. Love all your chutney recipes.