Bengaluru - Mysuru Style Chutney Pudi

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Chutney Pudi is a pantry staple in most households in Karnataka .. It can be consumed in more than a dozen ways. 

Chutney Pudi mixed with a little Ghee or Groundnut Oil eaten with Idli or Dosae is such a savior when one is too lazy to make some chutney .. A drizzle of chutney Pudi over the otherwise boring Uppittu, Eaten alone with curd rice, Akki Rotti  or simply mixed with fresh steamed rice & Ghee is such a bliss. It is a pantry staple in most Karnataka households 

Chutney Pudi

Every region has a different recipe & infant every household has their own version.

The one here is an Authentic Bengaluru/Mysuru Style Chutney Pudi by my Mom 


You Will Need:

  • 1 cup Bengal Gram - Chana Dal 
  • 1 cup Black Gram - Urad Dal 
  • 1 cup or 2 Cups  dry coconut/kopra/kobbari - Grated or Desiccated Coconut ( See Notes)
  • 3 cups dried Red chillies - Byadagi Variety (See Notes)
  • 3/4 th cup Jaggery
  • Tamarind - A small lemon sized ball / 1 tbsp heaped Dry Tamarind powder
  • 1 1/2 cups - Curry leaves 
  • 1/2 tsp - Hing/asafoetida
  • Salas per taste
  • 2 tsp Oil
How To:

  • Dry roast Bengal Gram & Black Gram separately until they are aromatic & turn slightly reddish.
  • Roast Red chillies separately with 1 tsp oil until slightly brown
  • Roast curry leaves with 1 tsp oil for 2 mins
  • Dry roast grated dry coconut until it turns slightly reddish
  • Roast Tamarind for a minute
  • Mix all the roasted indredients along with jaggery, asafoetida & salt
  • Gring coarsely into powder. DO NOT powder it very fine as it will not taste very good.

Serve with Idli/Dosae/Rice/Upma/Curd Rice or just about anything .. ENJOI !!! 

  • Most Store Bought Chutney Pudi uses 1 cup of grated dry coconut for this measurement .. 2 cups of grated coconut gives it a very nice & rich flavor so i recommend using 2 cups 
  • Store Bought Desiccated coconut powder works very well for this recipe 
  • You can use 2 parts of Byadgi Chillies & 1 part Gutur Chilies for a slightly spicy chutney Pudi 
  • You can alter the taste by adding more jaggery if you want this mix to be slightly sweet. You can also add less/more curry leaves as per your taste

Mini Idli Chutney Pudi

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