Chutney powder with yogurt
Chutney Powder is a spicy, multi purpose powder that can added to most sautéed vegetables to bring in that extra flavor. It can also be had as a side with idlis or simply mixed with steamed brown rice or quinoa and ghee. My mom would add plain yogurt to this and mix it well, turning it into a delicious chutney for idlis or dosas (lentil crepes). You could also spread it over a slice of bread toasted with butter or ghee and the taste is to die for. Most South Indian home kitchens have different chutney powders which are used in a variety of preparations of dal, sambar, rasam or simply eaten with cooked rice and ghee, like our sesame chutney powder.
While the ingredient list seems sort of lengthy, the preparation is fairly simple and one jar of this powder can last about 2 months at the very least, and stays fresh even if it is not refrigerated. I always have a jar of this powder in my refrigerator along with a bunch of other powders, pickles and chutneys. Indian meals are incomplete without these awesome accompaniments!
Whip up this easy Indian spicy chutney powder and make your meals more exciting and tasty!
Curry or Chutney Powder powder is used with sauteed vegetables to bring in the extra flavor. The ingredients may vary depending on the region. This chutney powder works great with sauteed okra, eggplant, cauliflower, green beans, cabbage and other vegetables.
Why is this Healthy?Chutney Powder has a host of healthy ingredients that include lentils, fenugreek seeds, coriander and coconut (in addition to dry red chilies) that blend well together to make curries more flavorful.
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Gather all ingredients in separate bowls for easy access
Lightly roast chana dal with few drops of oil and set aside to cool
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a thick bottom pan. Splutter seasoning ingredients - mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds. Add urad dal and saute for a few seconds
When urad dal turns slightly brown, add coriander seeds, dry red chili peppers, turmeric powder and continue sautéing
Add grated coconut, mix well and set it aside to cool
Blend roasted chana dal into a coarse powder, remove from blender and set aside in a bowl
Now blend all the other sautéed ingredients with tamarind, jaggery, salt and set aside in a bowl
Add blended chana dal to the blended mix of other ingredients and mix well
Chutney powder is now ready
Chutney Powder powder goes very well with sauteed vegetables. It can also be mixed with yogurt and had as a wet chutney with idli or dosa, or simply add some melted ghee to it to give it a different flavor.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.