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Chutney powder

By: usha of dubai, AE

a side dish for idlis

Filed in Miscellaneous

Serves 8 people

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A must in south indian houses


  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 1 cup urad dal
  • red chillis 15 to 18
  • 2 tbsp til
  • 2-3 tbsp copra or dry coconut (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp l.g powder (hing)
  • salt to taste
  • jaggery to taste
  • 1 small tamarind (lemon size)



  1. Dry roast chana dal and urad dal seperately to a golden brown colour.
  2. Dry roast white til till it starts spluttering
  3. Dry roast copra till it turns brown
  4. fry chillis in 1 spoon of oil
  5. Allow them to cool and powder with salt l.g powder, jaggery and tamarind. you can add or reduce jaggery after tasting the powder
  6. Mix this powder with sesame or til oil and apply on idlis.
  7. These idlis keep for one week without refrigeration and make a great food for travel.
  8. this powder can be made and stored for one year.

Latest Comments

By usha on 8/30/2008 8:56:00 PM

namaskar harsh ji, I am glad to know u liked my recipees.thank you .

By Harsh Tripathi on 8/20/2008 6:53:00 AM

Excellent recipes Usha ji. I liked this chutney powder.


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