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Kara chutney
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5 from 2 votes

Street style Kara chutney

Tamilnadu street style kara chutney without tomato and onion, pairs well with idli and dosa
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast | Dinner, Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chutney recipes, Side dish for Idli dosa, Tamil nadu Street style food
Servings: 3 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • Ingredients
  • 8-10 red chilis
  • 1/4 cup pottukadalai | roasted gram dal
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • A small piece tamarind
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • Water as needed
  • Salt as needed


  • Soak the red chilis in normal water for 10 minutes.
  • You can put the tamarind also along with this if you want.
  • In a mixie jar, add the pottukadalai, coconut, garlic cloves, salt and the soaked red chilis.
  • I forgot to add tamarind and so added in the last.
  • Grind this into a smooth paste.
  • Transfer this to a bowl and add little water to adjust the consistency.
  • In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add this to the chutney.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve with hot idlis or dosais.



1. You can soak the tamarind also along with the red chilis
2. This street style kara chutney | vandikaran chutney without onion and tomato, pairs well with idli, dosa, pongal, and even chapati.