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Chana Dal Chutney

Chana_Dal_Chutney_1 Chana dal aka kadalai paruppu chutney can be prepared at short notice.

Serves: Four

Cooking time: less than 30 minutes


  • Onion – 2 no
  • Tomato – 2 no
  • Grated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Ginger – 1½ inch piece
  • Coriander and curry leaves – few
  • Red chilli –2 no
  • Green chilli –2 no
  • Asafetida (hing) powder – pinch
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Chana dal (Bengal gram or Kadalai paruppu) – ½ cup
  • Oil – 2 tea spoon
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few

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Step 1

  • Chop onions, tomatoes, ginger.
  • Grate coconut.

Step 2

  • Heat fry pan, add one teaspoon of oil.
  • Add chana dal, red chilli, green chilli, hing powder and fry till light golden colour.
  • Add grated coconut, chopped ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and fry for one more minute.
  • Now add chopped onions & tomato, fry till onions are slightly transparent.
  • Allow the mix to cool.

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Step 3

  • Grind the mix with salt.
  • Give the seasoning and is now ready to serve.


Chana dal chutney goes well with Idli, Dosa, Chapatti, Puri.





  • Grind the mix only after cooling.
  • Do not add too much water while grinding to avoid watery chutney.


{ 6 comments… add one }

  • gopalrao October 12, 2009, 8:07 pm


  • menuvijii January 14, 2011, 7:54 pm

    wow never made this type of chutney with so many ingredients, surely must be very super with dosai.

  • Nithila Rajan February 10, 2011, 7:27 pm

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  • Indra November 10, 2011, 7:13 am

    At what step do add ginger and fry?

  • Kamala November 15, 2011, 6:14 pm

    @ Indra
    Thanks for pointing out. Correction carried out.

  • savithiri November 29, 2013, 11:10 am

    I try this racepies . taste is good. colour is very attractive. photography very useful to this site. It makes cooking iteams chutney, rasam, medicine food is very useful to all people.

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