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Ulundu Vengayam Chutney

How to make ulundu paruppu chutney / ulutham paruppu chutney with onion. உளுந்து சட்னி. Tamil style Urad dal chutney without coconut. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x



Main Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon Indian sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 3 tablespoon white whole urad dal
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 5 green chillies
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped (around half a cup)
  • 2 tomato, chopped (preferably country tomatoes)
  • marble size tamarind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For Tempering

  • 1 teaspoon Indian sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • pinch of hing (asafoetida)


  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add in the white whole urad dal. Fry for 2-3 minutes until the lentils are roasted and brown. Roast on a low flame so the lentils does not burn. Once the lentils are roasted, remove and set aside on a plate to cool.
  2. In the same pan, add in a teaspoon of oil. Add in the curry leaves, green chillies and garlic. Add in the onions and tomatoes. Also add in the salt and a small piece of tamarind. I used about 5-6 green chillies for this recipe. Urad dal can be very bland, so add more green chillies than usual. Adjust the green chillies according to your taste.
  3. Cook for 5-6 minutes till the tomatoes are well cooked. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Grind the roasted urad dal and the onion-tomato mixture with half a cup of water to a fine paste.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, red chillies and a pinch of asafoetida. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add it to the chutney. Keep the chillies whole. The roasted green chillies add a nice aroma to the chutney. Also if you want a very spicy chutney, you can bite a little bit of the nicely roasted green chilli.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Chutney
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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