Friday, November 19, 2010

Chutney pudi

Chutney pudi aka lentil spice mix is a very common spice blend among the kannadigas. You would'nt pass a kannadiga household who would not have a stock of this powder. This powder goes great with Dosas, idlis, chapatis, and rice. It just takes a few minutes to prepare and stays fresh for almost 3mnths. So try this and recipe I'm sure even you will start stocking this spice mix :)

Chutney pudi recipe:
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Makes about 3 cups


Channa dal or bengal gram- 1 cup
Urad dal or black gram- 1 cup
Grated dry coconut- 3/4 cup
Kashmiri Red chillies- 12-15
Tamarind- Small Lime sized
Jaggery- Lime sized or to taste
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Hing- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1tbsp


  • Dry roast the chana dal and urad dal till brown and brittle and keep aside
  • Dry roast the grated coconut till slightly brown and keep aside.
  • Heat a tsp of oil and fry the tamarind for a min and keep aside
  • Heat another 2tsp of oil and add the hing, red chillies and the curry leaves and fry till crisp.
  • Turn off the heat and add the tamarind and the roasted lentils and mix thoroughly.
  • Cool the mixture thoroughly and grind the mixture along with salt and jaggery to a coarse powder.
  • Add the roasted coconut and grind again.
  • Cool and store in air tight containers.


  1. I dont bother to have this spice powder with crispy dosas..yumm!

  2. Very flavorful chutney podi....

  3. Very beautiful click..I love this powder with hot idlis

  4. first time on your space, good work on photography, keep it up. i am following your blog.

  5. sicy and tasty masalalooks good flavour
    1st time here lovely space do visit my blog
    i am following ur blog

  6. Very nice chutney podi !! Your photos are fabulous!!

  7. fabulous to eat it with some hot rice n ghee :)
    your first pic is beautiful!

    US Masala

  8. I love this with my idlis... Ur pestel is sooo cute :)

  9. Hi there!
    It is my first time on your blog and I am very impressed by all the delicious recipes and the beautiful pictures!
    Podi sounds very tasty!

  10. All I need is some steaming hot idlies:):) wonderful podi.

  11. delicious flavourful podi yummy pictures

  12. Pudi looks spicefully yummy....nice webspace and some gr8 recipes...
    cu again.

  13. Flavourful podi.In school,we used to call this as gun powder.

  14. So yummy and spicy pudi, great recipe!

  15. I've never had chutney pudi. Sounds interesting. And the photographs are great too :)

  16. My mom adds lots of curry leaves, a few roasted peanuts too.

  17. This is full of taste. It is aromatic. It makes the curry delicious. I love it. Thanks for this sharing. gewürze der welt


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