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Pottukadalai chutney – Quick and Delicious Pottukadalai Chutney Recipe for Idli and Dosa

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Looking for a flavorful and speedy chutney to accompany your idlis and dosas? Look no further! This Pottukadalai Chutney is not only easy to make but also incredibly tasty. In just 5 minutes, you can whip up this delightful side dish that that goes well with idlis and crispy dosas.

Video recipe:


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 6 red chilies
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tiny piece of tamarind(size of a 2 black chana)
  • Tempering:
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and fry 5-6 red chilies and 3 cloves of garlic until aromatic. adjust red chillies according to its spice level.
  2. Transfer the fried ingredients to a blender.
  3. To the blender, add 1/2 cup of roasted gram, 1/8 cup of grated coconut, a small piece of tamarind, and salt to taste.
  4. Grind the mixture without adding water initially. Then, gradually add a little water and continue grinding until you achieve a smooth paste.


  1. In a separate pan, heat 1/2 tsp of oil.
  2. Add 3/4 tsp of mustard seeds, 1 tsp of urad dal, and a sprig of curry leaves to the hot oil. Allow them to crackle.
  3. Pour the tempering over the chutney and mix well.
  4. Serve the freshly tempered Pottukadalai Chutney with soft idlis or crispy dosas.

There you have it – a quick and delicious Pottukadalai Chutney that adds a burst of flavors to your breakfast. With just a handful of ingredients and a simple process, this chutney is a perfect companion for your favorite South Indian dishes. Enjoy your meal!

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