Friday, December 18, 2015



We in South India make a wide variety of chutneys, as we often have them as accompaniments for our breakfast dishes such as dosas, idlis, upma etc. Elsewhere in my blog, you will find recipes for some interesting chutneys such as Tomato Chutney ( Chettinad style) , Kara Chutney, and Garlic Chutney.

I make this Coriander Leaves & Fried Gram Chutney quite often. For your information, Fried Gram is called Hurigadale in Kannada, Udaitha Kadle in Tamil, and Bhuna Chana in Hindi.
As you know, apart from adding to the taste, coriander leaves have many health benefits.

I make a more healthy version of this chutney by not adding coconut gratings. However, if you wish, you can add 2 tbsp as indicated in the recipe below.

  • Coriander Leaves, (Cilantro), 3/4 cup
  • Fried Gram, 1/4 cup
  • Coconut Gratings, 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Green Chillies, 2-3 (de-seed if you want to reduce spice level)
  • Garlic Cloves,  peeled, 1-2
  • Ginger, 1/2 " piece
  • Sugar, 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice,  1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste

Remove the coriander leaves from their stems and wash them thoroughly
In a mixer, add the coriander leaves, fried gram, coconut gratings, green chillies, garlic cloves, ginger, sugar, lemon juice, and salt
Grind this to a smooth paste using the required amount of water
Your Coriander & Fried Gram Chutney is ready to be served as an accompaniment to dosa, idli etc.

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