Red Chutney

Breakfasts always needs chutney. This is another simple chutney, which goes well with almost all breakfast items. There are times when I run out of Roasted gram, this version comes handy then. There are two ways to make this chutney; one using shallots and without it.

During festivals, etc the onion no garlic version comes handy. Do try this chutney version.

Red Chutney

Serves 4


  • Coconut grated: 1 cup
  • Chana dal: 1/4 cup
  • Red chillies: 5-6 (adjust according to spice level)
  • Oil: 1 tsp
  • Water: as needed
  • Salt as per taste.

To temper:

  • Oil: 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Currry Leaves: a spring


1. Take a pan, add oil and roast the chana dal and red chillies till aromatic.

2. Allow to cool and then blend in a mixer with coconut and the dal with chillies.

3. Add salt as needed and temper with “to temper “.

4. Serve alongside


If using shallots fry alongside chana dal till golden brown and proceed with the recipe.

Red Chutney



  1. […] The specialty of South especially Karnataka. This makes a good option for lunch box or travel box as it stays soft for a long time, unlike the other dosas. Also make a tasty option when paired / sprinkled with spicy podi. It is traditionally served with sagoo ( a mix kurma type veggie) I served here with red chutney […]


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