Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Chana Dal Chutney
Serves : 4
Kadle bele/Chana dal - 1/2 cup
Udinna bele/Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 8
Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
Dry coconut - 2 tbsp, optional
salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
1. In a skillet, shallow fry on medium-low heat the Channa dal with the oil until it turns uniformly brown and set aside.
2. Now heat the Urad dal and the red chillies on medium-low heat until the Urad dal turns uniformly brown and the red chillies color deepens and set aside.
3. Grind together the channa dal, urad dal, red chillies, tamarind paste, coconut, salt and 1/2 cup of water until the contents reduce to a fine paste. Add more water if the mixer is unable to run.
4. Remove the chutney from the mixer jar to a bowl and add more water as you would like the consistency to be.
Can be served with idlis, dosas, chappatis, and also with rice.