Chutneys and Chutney Podi Recipes always come handy when you want to make a quick side dish for your tiffin . Pottukadalai Chutney/Roasted Gram Chutney is a simple chutney with even simpler ingredients and can be made within 10 minutes. I make this chutney very often and do add herbs like coriander leaves/curry leaves/ mint leaves while grinding the roasted gram to give the chutney a different flavour. Also, if I have coconut in stock, I do add a small quantity of the same. Again adding green chillies or dry red chillies is completely upto your liking. The same applies to adding garlic and tamarind.
So a very versatile chutney which tastes great which ever way you make it. I had made this chutney today as a side dish to the Bread Dosai and it was so good.
Pottukadalai Chutney | Roasted Gram Chutney:
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup
Special Equipment : Mixer/food processor
1/2 cup Pottukadalai/Roasted Gram
3 dry red chillies ( I used the guntur variety)
1 garlic clove ( chopped, optional)
marble size tamarind
1/2 cup water ( adjust)
salt to taste
For tempering :
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera ( optional)
1 sprig curry leaves ( roughly torn)
1. In a mixer add the roasted gram, chillies, garlic, tamarind and soak in water for 5-7 minutes.
2. Grind it to a smooth paste, adding water little at a time. You can adjust water according to the chutney consistency you prefer.
3. Add salt and mix well.
4. Heat a small pan with oil and temper with the ingredients given 'for tempering' and pour it over the chutney.
Your simple, healthy and yummy chutney is ready in minutes.
Happy Cooking !