Chana Dal Chutney

Chana Dal Chutney is one of the easy and quick chutney made using Chana Dal and spices. It’s a unique chutney made using yogurt instead of tamarind. Very easy, quick and tasty chutney.


  • ½ cup Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)
  • 6 nos Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (Asafetida/Hing )
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • ½ tsp Salt adjust to your taste
  • ½ cup Curd (Plain Yogurt)
  • 3 tsp Oil


  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves



  • Heat a teaspoon of oil and add chana dal and fry till they are golden brown. Take these Roasted Chana Dal aside
  • Again, in the same pan add teaspoon of oil and throw in the red chili and fry the red chilies. Keep the flame low while frying red chilies so that it doesn’t get burnt. Take the fried red chilies aside
  • Add a teaspoon of oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds and take it aside


  • Take all the fried ingredients in a mixer jar. Add hing, peppercorns, salt and grind everything to a smooth powder


  • Take a bowl and add curd and whisk thoroughly. Then to the curd mixture, add the ground chana dal powder and mix well till both of them are blended well.


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add curry leaves and mix once and switch off the flame. Add this tempering to the Chana dal + Curd mixture and mix once


  • Serve the delicious Chana Dal Chutney with Idli, Dosa or Vada

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