March 4, 2012

Ginger chutney

A chutney of Ginger? Many might wonder how would this taste. But believe me it is a great combination for idly/dosa. This has ginger as the main ingredient and also has onion and coconut which gives a unique taste and flavor. I learned this recipe from my grandma and she always say that this is good for all stomach ailes. So its a medicine which your toungue can really enjoy.

Ginger - 2 inch coarsely chopped
Onion - 4 tsp chopped
Urad dal - 2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Coconut powder - 4 tsp, u can use whole coconut
oil - 1 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and as it splutter add urad dal.
Let it brown a little, add red chili, onion, ginger and tamarind paste one by one and saute for 2 mins.
Now add coconut and turn of the flame. let it cool and grind to a semi-smooth paste
Serve with idly, dosa or with curd rice.


  1. Adding onion sounds new to me...
    Healthy and delicious chutney :)

  2. Thanks Aruna! Onion gives added flavor and volume too..


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