Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Roasted Chana Daal Chutney


When I make Idlis, I like to have all sorts of chutneys along with the Sambhar...I can't have just either or, must have both....

Once such chutney I make is the Roasted Chana Daal Chutney. The Chana daal is roasted to a golden color and is blended with coconut, chilies, Idli Chutney powder, Onion, tomato, and tempered with Urad daal, curry leaves and mustard seeds. This chutney goes really well with the Idlis and adds a wonderful flavor to the plate of Idli-Sambhar. A reader of this blog, Ami asked me to post this one....so here it is, Ami.
  • 1/2 cup - Chana Daal, roasted and soaked for 4-6 hours
  • 1 medium Onion, 1 medium tomato - chopped roughly
  • 1 large Jalapeno or a couple of Indian Chilies
  • 1 medium piece of Coconut
  • For the tempering: Oil, Urad daal, curry leaves, dry red chili, mustard seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp- Idli Chutney Powder, can use more if you like it hot.
  • Salt, Sugar,Lemon Juice to taste
Dry roast the Chana daal until it turns golden brown. Soak the roasted chana daal in warm water for at least 4-6 hours....otherwise it will be hard to grind at the end. In your favorite blender/processor, add all the ingredients and blend till you get a somewhat medium consistency. In a pan, heat oil, add urad daal, mustard seeds, curry leaves and the dry red chili.
Pour over chutney and mix well. Adjust seasonings to your liking. You can also add fresh Cilantro to this if you like.....Serve with Idlis or Dosas. Use within a couple of days. Here's another look under a different light. Enjoy.

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20 comments:

nz said...

Thanks lady for this tasty chutney recipe - next time when I make idli I am gonna make that tomato chutney you posted a while ago and this one, Now I only need a Sambhar recipe for a complete south Indian breakfast of Idli-chutney-sambhar !

So if you know a perfect sambhar recipe that tastes like the one we get in restaurants in India, then please post it, pretty please....

musical said...

Me too, i also have to have both sambar and chutney-one is never enough :).

Moonh mein paani aa gaya.....

Tikhi poori-how tikhi, make it as tikhi as possible :).

Sharmi said...

Hi Trupti, We in Andhra make a chutney called Kandi pachadi which is made of thoor dal and I make it here too but it is also roasted and blended not soaked. soaking sounds very new to me as I even grind all roasted dal for sambar and other curries. Got to try out this one. looks yummy!! Is this a gujrati recipe?

cheers
sharmi

Vcuisine said...

Good combo Trupti as you said it is always needed along with sambar. Viji

Paddukoti said...

Very different chutney trupti!!it must be delicious with idlis.
I actually saoked dal and rice today morning before i came to work so u might have already guessed what chutney it will be!!!

Jeena said...

Hi Trupti :)
I have never heard of roasting chickpeas before cooking them. Does this give a nice toasted flavour to the dish?

mallugirl said...

love the music this time.. is there a name? I too need at least 2 chutney with idlis..chana dal is so much healthier than coconut, so i will make it.

Asha said...

I love this chutney too,but your's is lot different than mine.I will try your's next time.

Sambhar and chutney is a must for us too!:D

Anonymous said...

Dear Trupti,
Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I am going to try this out in the weekend. It seems to be very delicious. I very much appreciate your efforts in posting this recipe. Keep psoting good recipes.
Regards,
Ami

Richa said...

chutney saras lagey che! aa navi variety che, very unique, will definitely try it.
I'm a chutney fan anyway.

Mishmash ! said...

Me too, trupti, i like to have all that colorful chutneys with dosa and idli..basically i like colorful food ;) but this chutney i have never tried..and I am waiting for gujarati daal recipe :)

Shn

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Trupti, you are so amazing. Such variety. Your family must be enjoying the benefits a lot!!!

Ranjani said...

looks really tasty ..looking fwd to the potato gravy sabzi ..potatoes is my favorite:)

Seema said...

Trupti, you are so right about having idlis with both chutney and sambar. We love it that way and hence I am always in a lookout for different chutney recipes. Thanx for the recipe.

Sandeepa said...

Thanks Trupti for the recipe
wow tikhi poori sounds so good

Sushma said...

the chutney sounds delicious..I should give it a try as my hubby always love to have idlis with sambhar , chutneys and podis..

Kajal said...

Hi Trupti,
I am really very happy to see your chana daal chutney bcoz I love it and I am not trying to make at home. But after read your recipe I definitely try it.
Thanks for sharing.:)))))))

Sia's Corner said...

idli+chutney+sambar+uddin vadas are the best combos.

sneha said...

Hi Trupti,
I make the channa dal chutney too, but yours is very different. Using chutney powder, onions and tomatoes, it sure must be yummy! I am always looking for different varieties of chutney, will try this next time. Thanks for sharing!

just for fun said...

Adding tomato and onion to dal chutney is something new to me. Let me try this next time.

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