Bengal Gram Chutney / Kadalaiparupu Chutney

Ingredients :

  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Bengal gram/ Kadalai parupu
  • 6 Dry red chillies
  • 1 Tsp Tamarind Extract
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tsp Oil

For Tempering :

  • 2 Tsp Gingelly oil
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves

Method :

  • Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions, fry them for 2-3 minutes and remove from flame.
  • Add the dry red chillies, fry them for a minute and remove.
  • Now add the bengal gram and roast them for couple of minutes in a medium flame.
  • Add everything ( Onions, bengal gram, tamarind, red chillies and salt ) in a mixie and grind to a smooth paste by adding little water.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, once they start spluttering add the curry leaves.
  • Add tempering to the chutney and serve with Dosa or Idly.

Note :

  • You can also add grated coconut or coconut pieces too.
  • Adjust dry red chillies according to your taste.


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  2. i never add onions to this chutney. love to have this with dosa

  3. Spicy and yummy chutney, perfect with idli's or dosas.

  4. Nice chutney...Love to have with idlis and dosa

  5. yummy and delicious chutney...

  6. perfect and yummy chutney..

  7. Wish to have this chutney with some soft idlis.

  8. Never tried thus chutney. Do we eat have it with dosas and idlis?