Ellu Chutney - Sesame seeds Chutney - Side dish for idli / Curd rice

I love to try different different dips for idli / dosa. Sometimes mixing it with vegetable makes it easy to feed kids vegetables. Seeds / nuts are one of most favourite food for our family. My kids love Ellu podi rice. Sometime when I am lazy I just do that rice. I use white sesame seeds for most of the dish which use sesame seeds. Other day when I was cleaning the cupboard I saw thess back sesame seeds.. Wondering what to do with that I remembered sesame seeds chutney / Ellu chutney my friend used to bring for idli. I decided to give it a try.

Ellu / Sesame seeds - 1 cup
Garlic - 5 pods
Shallots / small onion - 5
Red chillies - 3 (adjust to your spice level)
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
Tamarind Paste - 3/4 teaspoon (adjust based on your tamarind type)


Dry roast sesame seeds. keep it aside. Add a teaspoon of oil. Add garlic and fry till slight brown in color. Add red chillies and onion and fry till transparent. Remove it from pan let it cool down
Grind Fried sesame seeds, onion, garlic, chillies and tamarind paste with enough water
Dry roast grated coconut for 2 mins. Add this to the grinded chuntney. Grind it again. Chutney can be little coarse.
Heat rest of the oil. Add mustard seeds let it pop. Add curry leaves, urad dhal and fry till urad dhal is brown in color. Add this to grinded chutney
Serve it with idli