Chutney Pudi / Chutney Powder

 Chutney pudi all of you know south indian famous powder.. can be had with dosa , idli .. it matches any tiffin... also goes along well with white rice (hot plain rice with 1 tsp oil n chutney powder ) and there are many variations for this powder in differnt houses .... in differnt states.

  • 2 cups (100 grms ) Chana dal / Bengal gra

    m / Kadale bele
  • 1 Cup (50 grms) Urad dal / Black gram / Uddina bele
  • 1 & 1/2 cups - Red Byadagi chillies
  • 1/2 Cup Curry leaves / Kari Bevu soppu
  • 1 Cup Dry Grated Coconut / Dessicated / Vankobri 
  • Tamarind Paste(2 tbsp.) or soaked chunks / Huli (1/2 cup & cooked )
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing / Ingu
  • Jaggery / Bella to taste
  • Oil - 5 tbsp
  • Seasalt / Kalu uppu - to taste 
  • Heat wok (kadai) / pan roast bengal gram & black gram till light golden color separately. Make a nice powder and keep aside
  • In the same wok roast chilies on low flame & keep aside
  • Wash the curry leaves and dry fry for few minutes & keep aside
  • Fry coconut for few seconds on low flame
  • Mix all with salt (to taste) and make a nice powder using mixer / blender and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a small pan then add tamarind Paste OR tamarind chunks soaked and pressure cook mash the tamarind pulp using hand and add it into the pan gently. Mix well in the oil cook for few mins & remove from the flame, cool it and add it into powder mix by using hand or blend once it will mix properly along with jaggery & hing.
Serve with dosa, idli or white hot plain rice.

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Andhra Flavors said...

congrates on ur awards and very usefull recipe.

Uma said...

mmm. I can smell that chutney powder from the pic itself. Congrats on the awards.

Seema said...

Chutney podis r yum yum...We make one too called Thambuli Podi. Super yummy with anything & lasts long too...
Congrats on all the awards.. Way to go!

ranji said...

i love chutney podis..they are gr8 wwith anything even for making gravies :)..lovely recipe ..congrts on ur awards

zlamushka said...

Mala, what a lovely blog you have here :-) i am happy I have discovered Nalapaka (what does it mean?)
I came here through What´s For Lunch, Honey? I am hosting an event dedicated to trying foods from other bloggers. Meeta is in the spotlight for July. I really hope you can participate :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi I have one question should I pressure cook tamarind I am confused.

EC said...

I love the combi of chutney podi with dosas....

Anonymous said...

Have heard a lot about the Pudis,but never got a chance to taste some
Thanks for sharing ,i guess i can use this in many of gravies

Unknown said...

Great Chutney. delightful recipe.

Chef JP said...

First time visitor to your blog-- very enjoyable!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you Andhraflavour.

Thank you Uma

Thank you Seema

Thank you Ranji

Anonymous : Yes the soaked tamarind pulp has to be cooked in a pressure cooker.
This is so that it becomes soft like a paste.

Zlamushka Thank you for dropping by wonderful comment. Will try to participate your event. (Nalapaka is a word from Hindu Mythology. Nala was a king and he
was also an excellent cook. 'Paka' in sanskrit means savoury /
delicious dish. So in india (south india mostly) if someone wants
to praise someone's cooking they use this as a simili.)

Thank you ec

Thank you alka

Thank you raj

Thank you chef jp

Trupti said...

Chutney powder looks delicious mala..check my blog for award.

notyet100 said...

nice colour of chutney pudi,..both of my sisters love it,..thnks for sharin

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your awards. Thank you for the recipe. Once i tasted it in hotel in Bangalore. I going to try this.

Sujatha said...

picture looks so spicy and perfect! I do make it at home too, but your version is very different than mine.. next time will give yours a try :)

Sia said...

yum, my fav... i love it with just plain rice and curds.

lubnakarim06 said...

Congrats on your awards and nice spicy chutney powder.

Sum Raj said...

i luc chutney mom used to make but me nevr tryed..ur looks spicy and luv them to have with dosa...yumm

Trupti said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi Vana,
This is the first time i visited ur site & decided to do this one.
Good Job. !!!
Divya Verma

Meera said...

I tried this today. Loved it.

Anonymous said...


I followed your recipe to a tee .. It came out pretty well :-) Swalpa khaara jaasthi aaithu .. thanks for the post ..

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. I have been searching for chutney powder recipe from long time as I dont get good ones here in US. I tried this recipe today and it came out really well. Thank you once again :)
Regards, Anusha

Vanamala Hebbar said...

@Anusha - Thank you so much , glad you like the recipe of chutney powder

Vanamala Hebbar said...

@ Anonymous - Thank you..khara bekadre kammi hakolbadhu:)

Sindhi Khaana said...

Thanks for sharing ,i guess i can use this in many of gravies.

sindhi khaana