Green idli chutney
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Green idli chutney

About this recipe: This is a nice variation of the “white” idli chutney that is usually served with idli and dosa. The green comes from coriander leaves.

Susmita Washington, United States

Ingredients

Makes: 2 cups

  • ½ cup roasted chana (chutney ka chana)
  • 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 4 green chillis
  • ¼ cup fresh grated coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • For Tadka/popu/tempering
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (skinned split black lentils)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds
  • ½ teaspoon mustard (rai) seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (kadipatta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) powder

Directions

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Grind the chana, coriander leaves, coconut, green chillies, and salt with ½ cup water to make a smooth paste.
  2. For tadka, heat oil in a small frying pan. Add urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and red chillies. Fry till seeds splutter. Add the curry leaves and asafoetida. Pour this hot mixture into the chutney. Serve.

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