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by Jeyashri suresh
Pottukadalai chutney
Easy to make pottukadalai chutney recipe, with step by step pictures, pairs well with idli|dosa.
Every time it is tough to decide what to make a side dish for dosa | idli. This pottukadalai Chutney can be made with or without coconut too. I just tried this recipe as the similar way as i did my Peanut Chutney   I added coconut but tried without coconut too. Both versions of Pottukadalai chutney tasted awesome with Idli and Dosa. Try this easy pottukadalai |fried gram| roasted gram chutney. Check out the collections of Chutney recipes HERE.

Pottukadalai chutney
Pottukadalai chutney recipe

Pottukadalai chutney

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 2-3
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category:Breakfast| Dinner
  • Description: Easy to make pottukadalai chutney recipe, with step by step pictures, pairs well with idli|dosa.

     Pottukadalai| Chutney dal  1/4 cup
     Red chili    4-5
    Coconut  1 tblsp
    Garlic 2 cloves (optional)
    Oil  2 tsp
    Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
Salt  as needed
    Curry leaves  few

Pottukadalai chutney

Method with step by step pictures :

  • In a small pan, add 1 tsp oil and add the red chilli, garlic and roast till golden brown in a low flame.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • If adding  coconut add now and let the coconut coconut get roasted in the heat of the pan.
  • Allow this to cool and grind this along with pottukadalai.
  • No need to roast the pottukadalai | chutney dal.
  • Add water to get the desired consistency.
  • Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Tasty pottukadalai chutney is ready to serve.
  • This is a perfect combo for Idli| dosa. Also it goes well with chapathi too.
Pottukadalai chutney

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Veena Theagarajan September 20, 2013 - 5:54 am

one of my fav.. I do it without coconut

Rumana Ambrin September 20, 2013 - 6:33 am

very tasty looking chutney:)

Shama Nagarajan September 20, 2013 - 6:44 am

tasty comfort chutney

AparnaRajeshkumar September 20, 2013 - 7:07 am

i liked the bowl ! some times i do not mix water instead i add a tbsp of oil ! like we do for milagai podi ! its yummy

Sowmya Madhavan September 20, 2013 - 8:01 am

good one..I try my best to minimize coconut..so surely will be trying this without coconut..

Chitz September 20, 2013 - 8:06 am

Ahh, my mom makes this often.. Love that flavour a lot 🙂

Sona S September 20, 2013 - 8:38 am

delicious chutney, perfect with idli and dosa.

CHITRA September 20, 2013 - 10:35 am

Looking yummy. i make with green chilli ..

Raks anand September 20, 2013 - 11:48 am

sounds good, will try sometime. Bowl looks cute

ShravsCookBookBlog September 20, 2013 - 11:55 am

I love this chutney for idli and upma....I use curd instead of water...

Kalpana Sareesh September 20, 2013 - 12:13 pm

love tis one..

Gayathri Ramanan September 20, 2013 - 2:02 pm

my husbands fav chutney...looks creamy..lovely bowl

Me... September 20, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Love pottukadalai chutney but our variation does not have garlic!1! I love the runny form of this chutney with hot hot dosas in the night!!!!
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Hamaree Rasoi September 20, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Delicious and lovely looking chutney. Wonderfully prepared.

Premas Culinary September 20, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Delicious chutney,want some hot idlis now to taste it...

Priya Suresh September 20, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Love this chutney with some crispy dosas,my fav.

Happys Cook September 20, 2013 - 4:11 pm

my favorite kind of chutney... delicious...

Uma Ramanujam September 20, 2013 - 6:57 pm

My Amma makes this chutney often, since my dad doesn't eat coconut. She also adds a pinch of tamarind. Nice texture.

Sangeetha Priya September 20, 2013 - 10:58 pm

delicious chutney...

Nisha September 21, 2013 - 1:33 am

Looks delicious

tinku shaji September 21, 2013 - 6:29 am

Looks like a boon for diabetic people who want to consume less coconut.

divya September 22, 2013 - 1:47 am

wow..looks inviting...

suganthi thangaraju December 13, 2013 - 9:34 pm

I make pesarattu often and would like to try this with pesarattu..
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Rekha Chari Sairaman December 28, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Thanks a million for this easy recipe and also for the garlic chutney!! both are yummy!!

Krith May 3, 2020 - 5:28 am

I just made this chutney to be eaten with rava idli. It’s nice and spicy. I did add slightly more pottukadalai because my family doesn’t eat very spicy food. Super tasty!

Jeyashri suresh May 3, 2020 - 6:56 am

Happy to know that. Thank you


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