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Guava Chutney Recipe

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh


Recipe for South Indian style Guava Chutney for idli and dosa. கொய்யா சட்னி செய்வது எப்படி. Recipe with step by step pictures.


  • 3 guavas – semi ripe
  • 2 teaspoon Indian sesame oil (1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon – divided)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal
  • 4 dried red chillies
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
  • marble sized tamarind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


For the chutney

  • Roughly chop 3 guavas. I have used white guavas today. The Indian pink guavas also works really well for this recipe. Remove the seeds and set aside. Boil water in a pan and add in the guavas to the hot water. Remove from heat. Let the guavas sit in the hot water for 2-3 minutes. After the said time, remove the guavas and set aside on a plate to cool.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add in the cumin seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Roast on a low flame. When the lentils are getting roasted, add in the red chillies. Adjust the red chillies according to your taste. Add a couple more if you want a spicy chutney. We like guava chutney nice and spicy at home. Roast until the lentils are golden. Remove from heat and set aside on a plate to cool.
  • In the same pan, add in the chopped onions, tamarind and the salt. Saute for 3-4 minutes till the onions are nice and soft. Remove from heat and set aside on a plate to cool.
  • Take a mixie jar and add in the lentils and onion mixture. Grind to a coarse paste.
  • Add in the prepared guavas to the mixie and grind to a paste. Add very little water while grinding as required. The chutney is ready.

Tempering for the Guava chutney

  • Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and dry red chillies. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add it to the prepared chutney.