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Omavalli chutney
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Omavalli Chutney

Learn how to make omavalli chutney, the recipe with full video and step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 20 Omavalli leaves
  • 2 Red chilli
  • 1 Green chili
  • ¼ cup Coconut
  • 2 tblsp Urad dal
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida
  • Tamarind a small gooseberry sized
  • 6 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • Salt as needed


  • Method:
  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add 2 tblsp urad dal, 2 red chili, 1 green chili and asafoetida.
  • Add a Small gooseberry sized tamarind.
  • Saute till the dal turns golden brown.
  • Now add in the omavalli leaves | oregano leaves.
  • Cook till they shrink.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Transfer the mixture to a mixie jar and add ¼ cup coconut and salt.
  • Cool and grind into fine paste
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the chutney.
  • Temper mustard and urad dal in 3 tsp oil.
  • Add to chutney.
  • Serve with idli or dosa.



  • You can add few curry leaves while adding the omavalli leaves.
  • 20 leaves will not overpower the chutney, so you can add it without hesitation.
  • Urad dal can be replaced with chana dal or peanuts.