kara chutney recipe | how to make kara chutney | side dish for dosa

kara chutney recipe | how to make kara chutney | side dish for dosa with detailed photo and video recipe. spicy and tangy red coloured chutney recipe especially served with dosa, idli, appam or idiyappam recipe. the recipe is quite famous in tamil cuisine and restaurants, especially with the saravana bhavan hotel chains. it is simple chutney recipe made from tomatoes, onions and other spices.
how to make kara chutneykara chutney recipe | how to make kara chutney | side dish for dosa with step by step photo and video recipe. chutney recipe is a wide range topic and each region of india has its own variation and way of preparing it. particularly south india, has myriad range and variations which is often made for south indian breakfast recipes. kara chutney is one such simple, spicy and flavoured chutney recipe for dosa and idli recipes.

i have posted several chutney recipes till now, but my encounter with this recipe is a recent one. last december, i was in dubai for my yearly trip with my family and i first tasted this kara chutney recipe in saravana bhavan hotel, dubai. dubai is one such overseas place where you do not have any issue for food (especially indian food), even with dietary requirements like vegetarian and vegan. i was pleasantly surprised when i was served with this chutney in my unlimited breakfast combo. i personally liked it with dosa and idli but i am convinced that it should equally taste great with upma or appam too. moreover, this chutney can also be served as a side dish too rice too, especially for rasam or sambar rice.

kara chutney recipe

the recipe is instant and quick to prepare, yet some tips and suggestions while preparing kara chutney recipe. firstly, in this recipe, i have added an equal amount of onion and tomatoes so that it balances each other flavour. but either one of them can be increased as per your preference and taste. secondly, this recipe is a no coconut chutney recipe and is entirely made with onion and tomatoes. but 1-2 tbsp can be added while frying to add some extra flavour. lastly, adding dal is very critical for this recipe, which not only adds taste but also gives a nice consistency to this chutney. having said that, do not increase the quantity of dal, as it may overpower other spices and ingredients.

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how to make kara chutney
kara chutney recipe | how to make kara chutney | side dish for dosa
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 

easy kara chutney recipe | how to make kara chutney | side dish for dosa

Course: chutney
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 3 dried kashmiri red chilli
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • small piece tamarind
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp water
for tempering:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • few curry leaves
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a tawa heat 2 tsp oil and roast 1 tbsp urad dal, 1 tbsp chana dal and 3 dried kashmiri red chilli.
  2. roast till the dal turns slightly golden brown.
  3. further add ½ onion, 2 clove garlic and saute till the onions change colour.
  4. now add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  5. cool the mixture completely and transfer to the blender.
  6. add in small piece tamarind and ½ tsp salt.
  7. blend to smooth paste adding 3 tbsp or more water.
  8. pour the tempering over chutney and mix well.
  9. finally, serve kara chutney with dosa / idli.

how to make kara chutney with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a tawa heat 2 tsp oil and roast 1 tbsp urad dal, 1 tbsp chana dal and 3 dried kashmiri red chilli.
    kara chutney recipe
  2. roast till the dal turns slightly golden brown.
    kara chutney recipe
  3. further add ½ onion, 2 clove garlic and saute till the onions change colour.
    how to make kara chutney
  4. now add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    how to make kara chutney
  5. cool the mixture completely and transfer to the blender.
    how to make kara chutney
  6. add in small piece tamarind and ½ tsp salt.
    side dish for dosa
  7. blend to smooth paste adding 3 tbsp or more water.
    side dish for dosa
  8. now prepare the tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
    side dish for dosa
  9. once the oil is hot, add ¾ tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp urad dal and few curry leaves. allow to splutter.
    kara chutney recipe
  10. pour the tempering over chutney and mix well.
    kara chutney recipe
  11. finally, serve kara chutney with dosa / idli.
    kara chutney recipe

notes:

  • firstly, saute the dal on low flame to prevent burning.
  • also, add a piece of jaggery to balance the flavour of spicy chutney.
  • additionally, add ¼ cup coconut for variation.
  • finally, kara chutney recipe tastes great when prepared spicy.
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