Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pottukadalai Chutney | Fried gram dal chutney | Chutney Recipes - How to make Potukadalai Chutney for Idli or dosa

How to make pottukadalai chutney

We always tend to forget to post some recipes, which we do it most often, thinking that, it is not of much importance. Such a kind of recipe is Pottukadalai chutney recipe / Fried Gram dal Chutney. I prepared this last Saturday and had it for the breakfast, suddenly, I remembered that I have not posted this recipe. So the next day, I prepared it again and clicked it. It may sound very simple but, you believe it or not, in my early stages after marriage, I do not know how to cook this Pottukadalai chutney. This chutney is my hubby's favorite and he used to cook it for me during weekend. The second chutney, I learnt in my cooking life. First being the tomato chutney and third, ground nut chutney.

Pottukadalai chutney Recipe/Roasted gram chutney

Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 05 min | Serves:4
Recipe Category: Side Dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Side dish for dosa and idli

  • Pottukadai / Fried gram dal - 1 cup
  • Coconut grated - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup ( or adjust accordingly)
To temper
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - a pinch
  • Urud dal / Black gram - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5 to 6
  • Dry chilli - 1
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
How to make Fried gram chutney/dip for dosa and idli

1. Take 1 cup of Pottukadalai and slightly dry roast it for just a minute. Take a food processor and add the pottukadalai, salt and green chilli and water and grind to a paste.

2. Now add the grated coconut and grind again to a coarse paste. Transfer the content to a bowl.

3. In a kadai, add oil and when hot, add the ingredients under the To Temper, one by one and fry a min. When they are slight brown, switch off the stove and add this temper to the chutney. Mix and serve it .

4. Goes very well with Idli, Dosa or Pongal etc.

How to make potukadalai chutney recipe

1. If you prefer the tamarind taste, you can add a little piece and grind together.
2. Also you can increase or decrease the quantity of coconut according to your taste. But I feel, if coconut quantity is increased, the gram taste decreases. So I added the quantity, which is required for our family. 
3. Adding the dried red chilli is purely optional. 
4. You can also adjust the water quantity to make the chutney thick or as per your taste.

You can also check the below chutneys
Groundnut chutney
Mint coriander yogurt chutney
Tomato Chatni

22 lovely comments:

Menaga Sathia

simply love this chutney with hot idlies!!


i follow the same version akila.. love it with dosa..


easy and tasty chutney.. yes u r right.. sometimes we tend to post what we prepare often at home.. i add one garlic clove while grinding and add few chopped pearl onions to temper.. try this u'l love the chutney more.. :)


will want some idli's to go with this yummy chutney.

Priya Anandakumar

Very healthy and yummy chutney Akila...

Divya Shivaraman

super yummy chutney for any type of southindian breakfast

Shruti J

Loved the clicks!!! I'm gonna make it wen I plan South-Indian food next :)


Delicious combo for Idly.. Fabulous clicks..

Nava K

I simply all your chutney recipes, the previous and this current. How I wish I can taste it.

Hamaree Rasoi

Chutney looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Amazing pics as well.


infact i do not even use coconut ! looks good !


same way i use to do this chutney ...nice clicks

Nilu A

One of my favourite chutneys Akila.. Looks soo tempting.. Perfect with dosa's :-)


Looks yummy. Beautifully presented.

Priya Suresh

Prefect pair for idlies or dosas,love this chutney very much.


you have the best south indian cooking blog... whenever i make something south indian, I'm coming to you. :)

Gujarati Zaika

easy and tasty chutney...


Delicious looking chutney, great clicks.

Jayanthy Kumaran

droooooling dear..
Tasty Appetite


Easy and comforting chutney!!

FewMinute Wonders

This has more pottu kadalai than coconut. Will make a not of it. I will make it next time.


looks good, will be making this today itself

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