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Coconut Onion Tomato Kara Chutney - Simple and tasty chutney for idli, Dosa, paniyaram - Coconut Onion Tomato dip - No Tamarind recipe

This chutney is a perfect blend of spices.. One of the key difference in this is chilli powder. Yes I have used chilli powder instead of chillies. This really goes well with most south Indian dishes. This is very Simple to make. Since this contains Coconut it doesn't last long. This recipe doesn't require any tamarind also. 

Big Onion - 1/2 cup
Small onion - 1/4 cup
Tomatoes - 1
Bengal gram dhal - 1.5 tablespoon
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 to 1.5 teaspoon ( adjust to your spice level)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - 10
Oil - 3 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon


Heat 2 teaspoon of oil. Add bengal gram dhal and fry till brown in color. add onion fry till transparent. Add coconut and fry for a min. 

Add chilli powder and fry for 1 min. Add tomatoes 

Fry till mushy. Switch it off and let it cool downGrind it to smooth paste. Heat kada and add rest of the oil. Add mustard seeds let it pop. Add urad dhal and curry leaves. Fry till dhals are brown in color. Add seasoning to the chutney

Serve it with idli / dosa / paniyaram
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  1. im always on the look out for yummy different variety of it!

  2. Tangy spicy chutney... Visit my space too

  3. Lovely Chutney, going to make soon and froze it

  4. Yummy & spicy chutney!! Love the color!!

  5. spicy chutney with idli goes divine...

  6. never tried adding coconut in kara chutney.. love the color of chutney.. looks yum..

  7. delicious looking chutney... and love ur cute handi... :)

  8. Love this chutney with idlis, yummy combo rt? Cute Handi, I have this chutney in my draft too :)

  9. perfect combo,I usually omit adding coconut & one of my kids favorite chutney with idlis :)


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