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Chutney Pudi / Chutney Powder

>> July 17, 2008

 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. 

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  • 2 cups (100 grms ) Chana dal / Bengal gram / Kadale bele
  • 1 Cup (50 grms) Urad dal / Black gram / Uddina bele
  • 1 & 1/2 cups - Red chillies (dry) or (Byadagi chillies)
  • 1/2 Cup Curry leaves / Kari Baavu soppu
  • 1 Cup Dry Grated Coconut / Dessicated / Kobri
  • Tamarind Paste(2 tbspn) or soaked chunks / Huli (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing / Ingu
  • Jaggery / Bella to taste
  • Oil - 5 tsbn
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Heat wok / pan roast bengal gram & black gram till light golden color. Make a nice powder and keep aside
  • In the same wok roast chillies 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 add mustard seeds allow to splutter then add tamarind Paste OR tamarind chunks soaked and pressure cook and add it into the pan. Mix well in the oil & remove from the flame, cool it and Mix with powder by hand or blend once it will mix properly along with jaggery & hing.
Serve with dosa,idli

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A few of my blogger friends have passed the awards I am very honor to accept the awards : Thank you so much friends.
  • Nice matters awards from LG, Taste of mysore
  • Rockin' Girl Blogger from Marathi Blog, Chakli
  • Friendship & Yum Yum Blog awards from Seema, Everyday cookning recipes
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Andhra Flavors July 17, 2008 at 4:56 PM  

congrates on ur awards and very usefull recipe.

Uma July 17, 2008 at 7:41 PM  

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

Seema July 18, 2008 at 5:32 AM  

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 July 18, 2008 at 9:17 AM  

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

zlamushka July 18, 2008 at 3:42 PM  

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,  July 18, 2008 at 7:22 PM  

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

easycrafts July 19, 2008 at 5:05 AM  

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

Alka July 19, 2008 at 8:55 AM  

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

Raj July 21, 2008 at 2:15 PM  

Great Chutney. delightful recipe.

Chef JP July 21, 2008 at 10:59 PM  

First time visitor to your blog-- very enjoyable!

Vanamala July 22, 2008 at 7:42 AM  

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 July 25, 2008 at 12:32 PM  

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

notyet100 July 26, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

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

Lubna karim July 26, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

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

Sujatha July 29, 2008 at 12:38 AM  

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 July 29, 2008 at 7:04 AM  

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

Kitchen Flavours August 1, 2008 at 2:47 PM  

Congrats on your awards and nice spicy chutney powder.

Suma Rajesh August 2, 2008 at 11:23 AM  

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

Trupti August 3, 2008 at 8:55 AM  

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Sophie September 10, 2008 at 12:31 PM  

We would like to feature your chutney recipe on our blog. Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)

You can view our blog here:

Divya Verma,  November 10, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

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

Meera February 21, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

I tried this today. Loved it.

Anonymous November 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM  


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

Anonymous,  February 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM  

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 February 11, 2013 at 12:39 PM  

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

Vanamala Hebbar February 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM  

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

Vemula Madhu September 18, 2015 at 12:48 AM  

nice blog

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