Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chutney Pudi / Powder

Here is an easy Chutney powder recipe for you all. It goes very well with Dosa, Idly, chapathi etc. Give it a try have fun..
Preparation time: 25-30 min
Yeild: about 3 cups of Chutney powder.

  • 1 cup chana dal / yellow split peas
  • 1 cup Urid dal / Black gram dal
  • 1 tbsp roasted chana dal/ Dalia/ roasted yellow split peas.
  • 1/2 cup curry leaves washed
  • 4-5 whole red Chilies OR 1 tbsp Red Chili powder ( to taste) 
  • 1 tsp Tamarind ( to taste)1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
For tempering:
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • Pinch of Hing/ asafoetida
  • Pinch of Turmeric powder

  • Dry roast Yellow split peas, Black Gram dal, roasted chana dal, whole red Chilies, Curry leaves and roasted channa dal separately. Allow to cool.
  • Now take the roasted spices, Tamarind, salt and sugar in a blender and blend into fine powder.

  • Now heat the Oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter switch of the flame, add Coriander powder, Cumin powder, Asafoetida and Turmeric powder. Mix well. Pour on ground mixture and mix well again.
  • Store it in a dry air tight container.
  • serve with Ghee/ clarified butter, Yogourt or Coconut Oil. 

Note: You do not have to fry if you are using red Chili powder.


  1. how did you take these pics? secret?

  2. Hi Prabha,

    Super clicks and nice recipe. :) . I am conducting " I Love Peas" - Healthy sweet peas recipe event at my blog, it would be nice if you can participate. More details are here

  3. Hey, nice clicks and nice recipe too.. :)

  4. Lovely....this is our ATF, goes with so many dishes like dosa, idli, avalakki, uppittu etc. COmes very handy when u r left with no veggies too!

  5. @Ragu yup its secret..@Niveditha, thank you, I wll send my post soon, @ Aruna, Vani thank u..@ Rashmi yes u r rite, I will not break my head on preparing chutney untill I finish Chutney pudi :)..