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Nov 26, 2013

Pottukadalai Chutney / Roasted Gram Dal Chutney - Easy Chutney Recipe

Today's recipe is one quick & easy to make chutney that pairs well with many South Indian breafast or dinner recipes like Idli/Dos, Pongal, Chapathi, Paniyaram, Adai, etc., My Maternal mom makes this chutney for my Grand pa since he does not like coconut chutney or kurma recipes. So this kadalai chutney is his favorite sides for Idli and my favorite too. For today's Tamizhar Samyal Tuesday event by Nalini, I like to share this simple and tasty chutney.

Total Time : 10 minutes
Serves   3

  1. Roasted gram dal/Pottukadalai    1/2 cup
  2. Grated Coconut    1 tbsp (fresh or frozen)
  3. Garlic   1 clove
  4. Dry Red chilli      2 or 3 no.
  5. Salt    1/4 tsp or to taste
  6. Pepper corns     3 no.(optional)
To Temper
  1. Oil    1/2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds     1/4 tsp
  3. Urad dal    1/4 tsp
  4. Curry leaves    few

  • In a blender take all the ingredients from Roasted gram dal to pepper corns and using 1/4 cup water grind it to a fine coarse paste. (i forgot to keep pepper corns in the below picture but i added it in the blender)
  • After that transfer it to a serving bowl, add little more water to adjust the chutney to little pouring consistency.(slightly liquid) 
  • Then heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds let it pop, then add urad dal roast till golden brown and finally add some curry leaves and fry. Add this tempering to the chutney.
  • That's it..Yummy Roasted gram dal chutney ready. We had it with Brown rice Ragi Idly & podi.

For picture sake i diluted the chutney in the last after taking pictures.
This chutney tastes great if its made spicy. For medium or less spicy use 2 chillies and also try to use dry red chillies.
For a healthy option, you can also skip coconut and make it as a plain kadalai chutney.
My grandma add a small piece of tamarind while grinding. 


  1. wow thats my fav chutney , they looks so yummy and delicious :) lovely clicks !!

  2. delicious chutney, love the protein rich pottukadalai domination here!!!

  3. Delicious and flavourful looking chutney. Wonderfully prepared.

  4. nice picture and looks so yummy, thanks for sharing

  5. easy and delicious chutney.. yummy!!

  6. very easy to prepare and makes our work easy for breakfast or dinner :)

  7. Pottukadalai chutney supero super, awesome love it Sangeetha, the new look of your site is nice and love ur header as well...

  8. Absolutely mouth watery chutney. Easy to make, looks delicious.

  9. Easy chutney luking tasty n Nice header..:)

  10. Yummy. I can eat it off the screen if I can. Bookmarking to try. I make pottukadalai chutney with green chilli and more coconut. Your version is very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. awesome chutney love those bowls :) so cute

  12. Very inviting chutney. This is one of my favourite. well prepared

  13. Tried this chutney today and we had it with dosa, it is rich, delicious and very tasty. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. Thank you so much Nimi for sharing your lovely feedback, am happy that you like my recipe :) keep trying and share your suggestions and means a lot to me. Thanks again!

  15. Peppercorns in pottukadalai chutney that something very interesting and unique for me..


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