Idli, dosa chutney powder recipe

Recipe Categories: Chutneys,Home made spice powder

Chutney powders are perfect accompaniment to almost all south Indian breakfast items.Its a life saver on those busy mornings,lazy mornings,when you don’t have time/mood to prepare chutneys.For bachelors / for someone who stays away from home chutney pudi/powder always tops the ” list of food items to be taken” .Chutney powder is basically a staple condiment like pickles, which is mixed with a liberal quantity of ghee/butter/coconut oil/sesame oil/curd and served as an accompaniment with Idli/dosa/ any breakfast variety.So chutney powder can be called as dry chutney.There are tons of variations for chutney pudi/powder and each one has a unique taste according to its preparation which varies from home to home and state to state.Here i’m sharing with you all a traditional family recipe of chutney powder .Its a simple recipe which tastes yummy,aromatic,spicy sour and salty .Of course ,they are easily available in stores, but i hope you spare few minutes to make them at home asĀ  nothing can beat the healthy ,fresh aromatic ones prepared at home…

Preparation time – 15 min

Cooking time 15 min

Makes 500 gm powder

Ingredients –


Peanut/groundnut – 1 cup

Roasted gram – 1 cup

Chana dal – 1 cup

Sesame seeds – 2 tbs

Dry copra – 1 cup grated

Garlic – 1 medium size

Red chilies – 12 no’s(byadgi)

Tamarind – 1 marble size(optional)

Curry leaves – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Oil to fry

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Hing/asafoetida – 1 pinch

How to make or prepare chutney powder –

Heat a heavy bottomed kadai by adding 2 tsp of oil in it,add peanut and fry till it turns to golden brown and crisp


Remove it and set aside


In the same oil fry Chana dal,roasted gram one by one separately and set aside


Add 1 tsp of oil fry curry leaves to crisp and set aside


Fry red chilies,garlic cloves and tamarind


Dry roast sesame seeds till it starts to crackle and set aside


Allow all the ingredients to become cool,in the meantime grate coconut and keep ready


Add the ingredient to a mixer jar and make a coarse powder,divide the ingredients to 2 or 3 batches


Add prepared chutney powder in a bowl,mix grated copra and salt to taste


Heat a tadka pan by adding 1 tsp of oil when it becomes hot add mustard seeds ,when it begins to crackle add hing and turn off the flame,allow it to cool


Add the prepared tempering to the prepared chutney powder and mix all together properly


Aromatic nutty flavoured chutney powder is ready to be served with idli/dosa and also it taste great with chapathi with curd.Transfer it to a air tight container ,preserve it for 3 to 4 months.

Tips – If you like sweet in taste you can also add grated jaggery avoid garlic add hing which taste good with jaggery.

Do not over roast or under cook the ingredients as it changes the taste and flavor



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4 Responses to “Idli, dosa chutney powder recipe”

  1. shrinithyaa says:

    tis s shrinithyaa. found ur blog through facebook.awesome. idly podi recipe is entirely different and nice…mouthwatering recipe….thnks.

  2. Excellent article. I absolutely love this website. Keep writing!

  3. demo says:

    thanks for sharing

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