Spicy Red Hot Chutney/Kaara Chutney

Kaara Chutney,is a hot chutney ,that goes well with your Idli's,Dosa's,Wheat dosa's and also for your Adai dosa. Unlike other chutney's where we add coconut,in this chutney no coconut is added.So we can store it in our refrigerator for more than 3 days and reheat it whenever needed.


Serves 4

Big Onion - 2
Tomato - 3
Urad dall - 1 Tbsp
Garlic Pods - 4 to 5
Dry Red chillies - 3 to 4
Tamarind - a pinch
Curry Leaves - few
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as reqd
Oil - as required
Mustard seeds - to Temper
Water - to grind


  • In a pan add oil ,add the urad dall. Let it turn golden color.Then add the garlic pods,red chillies,tamarind and saute for a while.Then add curry leaves and saute.Keep this aside once fried.

  •  In the same pan add some oil ,fry the onions.When it becomes translucent add the chopped tomatoes,Stir them until well cooked.

  • Now take the fried urad dall combo.Add to the pan.Saute well for about 4 to 5 minutes in medium flame.Switch off the flame,once done.

  • Allow the mixture to cool and grind them along with the jaggery. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.


  1. Hot and spicy chutney, love it. do visit mine too

  2. tempting and looks so spicy true to it's name

  3. Really Tempting prathi.!!!!! super!!!!!!!

  4. just love this kaara chutney... yummy...

  5. OMG!! its tempting Prethi... i can have 2 more extra idlies or dosa with it...:)

  6. My all time favourite chutney,fingerlicking definitely.