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.



Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

4 comments:

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.