Chana Urad Dal Chutney

Dear Friends,

Happy Mother day to all!

I want to dedicate this dish to my mom. She is the biggest inspiration in my cooking style. She taught me to cook healthy and tasty food without spending too much time in the kitchen. Love you mom

This chutney goes with many South Indian dishes. You can freeze it and use it anytime you make any South Indian dish, it saves time when it is needed.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: Less than 10 minutes


1 cup chana dal
1/4 cup urad dal

2 cup chopped coriander leave with stems
2-3 garlic cloves
5-6 green chilies
1 inch cube of ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
5-7 curry leaves
1 pinch asafoetida


1. In pan, roast chana dal and urad dal together with 2-3 drop of oil until it is golden brown. It will take around 5 minutes on low heat. Soak these dal in water for 4-5 hours.
Soak Dal

2. In a mixer grind soaked dal, coriander leaves, garlic, green chilies, ginger, cumin seeds, lemon juice and salt to a fine paste. Add little water if needed.

3. In a small pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil on low heat. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal. When mustard seeds sputter, add curry leaves and asafoetida. Add this mixture to chutney immediately.

4. Mix 1-2 tbsp of yogurt (skip this if you are on vegan diet) in chutney before serving. Don’t add yogurt if you are freezing the chutney for later use. I pull out chutney from freezer few minutes before serving and then add the yogurt. It goes well with all the South Indian dishes.

Try this very easy to make chutney which is ready in few minutes using the ingredients from your pantry.

Also let me know if you have any questions regarding this chutney.

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Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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