December 15, 2007

Coconut-free Chutney

This is a chutney that goes well with idlis, dosas/ adais, and other dishes that are usually served with coconut chutneys as an accompaniment. This chutney is free of coconut and tastes great.

½ cup roasted gram (daria/ pottukadalai)
2 onions
3 tomatoes
2 -3 green chillies/ as required
a small handful coriander leaves
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal

Dry roast the gram till it gives off an aroma and and starts to brown (do not brown). Grind this, onions, tomatoes, chillies, coriander and salt to a fine paste, adding a couple of teaspoons of water, if necessary.
Heat oil, splutter the mustard seeds and then add the urad dal. Lightly brown and pour into the chutney. Serve.


vimmi said...

Looks yummy. looks just like cocnout chutney. Its great to eat coconut free chutney some times. Thanks.

Shweta said...

This could be a great savior when I realization that I am out of coconut comes in after the batter for idlis/dosas is fermented and all set to go! Thanks :)

Laavanya said...

This is new to me.. Looks delicious though.

aparna said...

It is a great chutney. Try it out sometime.