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Monday, January 4, 2016

This is a simple and easy No onion no garlic chutney recipe with chana dal, tomato, red chilli as main ingredients. When I asked my MIL a chutney recipe, she told to try this chutney. I already made this twice. Perfect to go with idli dosa. We had with idli and Aj had it with dosa, both tasted good.
I am sure everyone will be back to their routine after the holiday seasonHappy. Last year went off really fast for me and looking forward for this New Year with new hopesHappy.


Kadalai paruppu chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time 5 mins    |  Cook time: 10 mins     Serves: 4


Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu – 4 tbsp

Tomato – 1, small

Red chillies – 7

Coconut, grated – 2 tbsp

Asafoetida – 1 pinch

Oil – 2 tsp

Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Fry chana dal, red chillies, asafoetida in a tsp of oil until golden. Transfer to a plate and add cubed tomato.
  2. 1-fry
  3. Once tomato is soft, transfer to a plate and let all the ingredients cool down.
  4. 2-fry
  5. First powder red chilli, chana dal, asafoetida with salt and coconut. Later add tomato and little water.
  6. 3-powder
  7. Grind to slightly coarse paste, not too coarse. Just make sure its not too smooth. Adjust water consistency. Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table and mix with chutney.
  8. 4-ready


    • Chana dal should be more and tomato should be very less. Coconut can be adjusted as per your wish.
    • In case you do not have tomato, you can add a pinch of tamarind too.
    • You can add one garlic flake to this, fry in oil and add.
    • You can make this without coconut too, add little more chana dal.

The chutney has a nice chana flavour and goes well with idli dosa.

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  1. Hi! please let me know that for how much time we need to soak chana dal in water for this chutney?

    1. no soaking is needed I thnk..as its frying.

    2. Yes, Reshmi is right. We are roasting and grinding, so no need to soak.

  2. super..will try soon...

  3. Nice color perfect for breakfast..yum

  4. Thanks for sharing no onion no garlic chutney will try soon and post my feed back. Sound very tasty


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