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Restaurant style kara chutney – Sumathy akka’s Kalavai chutney


  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

Kalavai Chutney. Tamilnadu hotel style kara chutney. Restaurant style spicy chutney. Recipe with step by step pictures.


Ingredients

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For the chutney

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon channa dal
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts
  • 5 dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 15 small onions / sambar onions (Indian shallots)
  • 2 country tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • marble size tamarind (see notes)

For tempering

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Add in the urad dal, channa dal, dried red chillies and peanuts. Saute on a low flame until the lentils are roasted and brown. Roasting the lentils on a low flame is key. When the lentils are brown, remove from pan and set aside on a plate to cool.
  2. In the same pan, add in oil and the sliced small onions (Indian shallots / sambar onions). Saute the onions till they are soft.
  3. Add in the salt and the tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes are soft. It will take about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Take a mixie and add in the cooled lentil mixture and the cooled onion-tomato mixture. Grind the mixture to a paste. Add about half a cup of water and grind to a paste. The texture of the chutney should not be very thick. Grind to a pour-able consistency.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the urad dal and curry leaves. Let the urad dal brown. Add it the chutney.

Notes

If using country tomatoes which can be sour, no need to use tamarind. If the tomatoes are not very sour, then add a marble size piece of tamarind while grinding the chutney.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Chutney
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu