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October 25, 2014

50 Chutney Recipes - South Indian Chutney Varieties For Idli, Dosa

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Chutney Recipes - List of South Indian chutney recipes for idli, dosa with varieties of coconut chutney recipes, tomato chutney recipes, onion chutney recipes, peanut chutney recipes, garlic chutney recipes, vegetable chutney, spicy chutneys for dosa without coconut, hotel style green chutney, few easy chutney recipes for working women, Andhra style chutney, brinjal chutney, Curry leaves chutney, mango chutney recipe, Travel chutney, Chat chutney, momo chutney and some thokku recipes for idli, dosa like tomato thokkku, tomato onion thokku, few more for easy selection. Recently a reader requested me to share all the chutney varieties of my blog under one page for easy reference. Then I realized I had posted nearly 50 chutney recipes as side dish for idli, dosa and other breakfast recipes like pongal, upma, paniyaram etc. Generally we Tamil people make idli, dosa thrice in a week. So whenever I make idli dosa for breakfast, I used to hit my head thinking about the different types of side dish to prepare Time out. Basically I love making different and tasty side dish for idli and dosa. And my search ended up with 50 chutney recipes hereHappy. I have categorized them as varieties of chutneys.  All these recipes are with step by step pictures for easy understanding. Most of them are easy to make in busy morning hours and can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. I have also shared my tips on how to make white colored coconut chutney, greenish mint and coriander leaves chutney and bright reddish tomato chutney, how to grind thick chutney, tips to troubleshoot watery chutney based on my experience. I hope this post will be useful for beginners who look for varieties of side dish recipes for idli,dosa and pongal. Friends, do try these varieties of chutneys all through the month and take credits from your family members Happy. Ok, lets see the different types of chutney recipes below with tips.

UPDATED : Recently I have made few 3 in 1 video recipes on varieties of easy, no cook, coconut chutney recipes ( white coconut chutney, red coconut chutney and green coconut chutney), 3 types of spicy raw onion chutney recipes and 3 different peanut chutney recipes. I have shared them below. Please check it :)
3 Coconut chutney recipes video 👇



3 Peanut chutney recipes video 👇


3 Raw Onion Chutney Recipes 👇



TIPS TO MAKE CHUTNEYS

These are the tips I generally follow to make my chutneys easily and to look colorful. I hope these tips would be useful for beginners and bachelors. Experts, do share your tips in my comment section.It would be helpful for all of us.
How to slice coconut


  • During early or busy morning hours,the most noisy and irritating job is to grate coconut in large quantities for chutneys.U can buy grated coconut from the shops, freeze it in a zip lock bag & use them whenever needed.But some people don’t like the the taste of frozen coconut.Its the same in my house too.So what I do if I want to grind coconut without grating is, I slice  or chop the coconut using the back of a thick ladle.I remove it as thin,small slices for the mixer to grind easily.I don’t use knife as it is risky.So i use this ladle (shown in the picture ).This makes my job easier .But one thing, don’t follow this procedure everyday.Ur mixie jar blade may worn out/break soon.So try this option once in a while if u are in a hurry.

  • For some people,most of the time coconut chutney becomes watery & it separates from the chutney.To avoid this,first dry grind all the ingredients adding salt.U will get a wet coarse powder.Then add water little by little and grind it for more time.U will get a smooth thick chutney.( U can also use little milk to get white colored chutneys but its shelf life would be reduced)
  • During winter season,whenever u grind coconut for chutneys,u will find a layer of whitish oil separated from the chutney.Chutney won’t taste good.Use warm water to grind the chutney.The problem will be solved !!

  • DO’s and DONT’s TO MAKE WHITE COCONUT CHUTNEY
    DO’s:
    1. Always use fresh grated coconut, little brown coating of shell skin is ok to use. More coconut less pottukadalai/Fried gram  is also a must for white chutneys.
    2. Less water for Khatti (thick )chutney, add only if its necessary to run your mixie.
    3. Indian mixer or small jars are a must.
    4. Use small green chillies and always use less green chillies for white color chutney and increase the spiciness by tempering with more red chillies.
    DON’Ts:
    1. Ready made flakes or desiccated flakes or frozen grated coconut will work but don't expect taste and color. Mostly yuck, pale white color with oily look.In that case,follow the above tip I mentioned for winter season.
    2. No microwaving for reheating, just thaw to bring back to room temperature. Reheating makes it release more oil and which results in stinky coconut smell.
    3. Blender will not work for thick chutney and adding more water will make it thin but consistency will be still coarse.


    TIPS TO MAKE COLORFUL RED and GREEN CHUTNEYS
    Chillies
    • To get a bright red colored tomato or onion chutneys, use Byadgi red chilli variety (crushed ones) as shown in the above picture. I usually mix byadgi and spicy red chilli varieties to make my chutneys look colorful as well as spicy.Try this tip.It works great.If using chilli powder, use Aashirvad or MTR Kashmiri chilli powder. It gives a nice color to gravies and chutneys.

  • Bright green chutneys are always appealing to our eyes.To get a bright green colored chutneys,follow this tip. Saute coriander leaves or mint leaves in little oil  for few seconds before grinding.Add a pinch of sugar while sauting and add a pinch of turmeric powder while grinding.If you don’t want to saute, just add a pinch of turmeric powder and sugar while grinding the chutney. It comes out in super green color.

  • HOW TO GRIND CHUTNEY IN RIGHT CONSISTENCY

    • When you grind the ingredients for chutney in a mixie jar, first grind it without adding water. After it turns coarse, add water little by little and grind smooth to the required consistency. This helps to avoid making too thick or thin/watery chutney.  

  • If the chutney becomes watery, add little more grated coconut & fried gram dal ( roasted chana dal) and grind to make it thick. 
  • If the chutney is too thick you can add little water and grind for more time to make it smooth.
  • Coconut chutney and chutney with dal thickens when it cools down and refrigerated. In that case, add 1 to 2 tbsp hot water, mix well and bring to desired consistency. Check for salt too.

  • Chutney recipes for idli,dosa - South Indian Chutney Varieties

    Chutney recipes for idli,dosa Easy chutney recipes for breakfast/Dinner - Side dish for idli,dosa and pongal
    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Chutney Recipes
    Serves: Serves 2
    Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Cook time: 10 Minutes
    Total time: 15 Minutes

    INGREDIENTS

    Major ingredients used in all chutneys
    • Coconut
    • Tomato
    • Onion
    • Peanut
    • Curry leaves, coriader leaves, mint leaves
    • Mixed vegetables
    • Chillies
    • Ginger,garlic
    • Tempering ingredients


    COCONUT CHUTNEY RECIPES



    Coconut chutney
    Fried gram dal chutney/Pottukadalai chutney
    Red coconut chutney
     
    Coriander leaves chutney
    Mint chutney/Pudina chutney
    Hotel green chutney
    Hotel green chutney -2
    Coconut chutney for travel

    GARLIC CHUTNEY RECIPES



    Easy side dish for chapathi-Tomato garlic chutney
    Easy side dish for chapathi-Tomato garlic chutney
    Garlic chutney
    Garlic chutney
    Momos chutney
    Momos chutney
    Kara chutney recipe
    Garlic/Poondu chutney recipe
    Spicy garlic chutney for dosa

    PEANUT CHUTNEY RECIPES



    Easy peanut chutney
    Peanut onion chutney
    Andhra Tomato peanut chutney
    Tomato peanut chutney

    TOMATO CHUTNEY RECIPES



    Hotel Kara chutney recipe
    Tomato mint chutney
     Tomato chutney without onion garlic
    Tomato Chutney Without Onion
    Onion tomato chutney
    Tomato chana dal chutney
    Tomato chutney with ginger
    Hotel red chutney
    3 ingredient tomato chutney
    Tomato onion chutney-2
    Side dish for Aapam
    Tomato gram dal chutney
    Tomato gram dal chutney

    VEGETABLE CHUTNEY RECIPES



    Raw mango chutney
    Raw mango chutney
    Capsicum chutney
    Mixed vegetable chutney
    Carrot chutney
    Sutta kathrikai chutney/Brinjal chutney
    Spring onion chutney
    Radish chutney/Mullangi chutney
    Radish chutney/Mullangi chutney
    Kadamba chutney
    Kadamba chutney
     Beetroot chutney
    Beetroot chutney

    ONION CHUTNEY RECIPES



    2 ingredient onion chutney - Super easy
    Raw onion chutney with garlic
    Spicy raw onion chutney without garlic

    SPICY CHUTNEY RECIPE



    Ginger chutney/Inji chutney
    Lemon chilli chutney
    Green chilli chutney/Milagai thogayal
    Garlic dip for momo
    Chettinad vara milagai chutney
    Kara chutney recipe

    OTHER CHUTNEYS and THOKKU RECIPES



    Curry leaves chutney
    Onion chutney for travel
    Walnut chutney
    Onion tomato thokku
    Onion tomato thokku
    Easy tomato thokku Recipe
    Easy tomato thokku Recipe
    Tomato thokku - My mom's style
    Thakkali thokku - My mom's style
    Chat chutney recipe
    Chat chutney
    Bombay chutney for poori,idli,dosa
    Bombay chutney for poori,idli,dosa



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    45 comments :

    1. Most beautiful array of chutneys.. Iam feeling so hungry seeing these clicks. and very new and useful tips.. for we south indians largely live on chutneys! :)

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    2. loved your super collection chitra!!

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    3. Documenting all your chutneys in one place is a great idea. Very helpful hints.

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    4. OH My, Love the spread of delectable chutneys here!

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    5. Dear Chitra,
      I am a beginner to the world of chutneys and I was amazed to see so many varieties on your blog. I will try all of them for sure. Thank you for your wonderful blog and the very helpful tips.

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    6. Thank u.Try them n leave ur feedback :)

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    7. Hai iam always using ur web it's very good and ur looking like my daughter, and iam staying in kumbakonam, and where r u staying ur recipes r very nice, how much children r u have 1 or 2 don't think bad iam like ur mom, ok thank you.

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      1. Thank u ma.Iam in bangalore.I have a daughter :)

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    8. Best Recipe. I loved it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe with us. Spices Online

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    9. Is it possible?...Wow! lot of chatni vaieties there.I will try soon. http://sangeetha.com.hk/

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    10. Ingredients created Indian food a lot of special and delicious. i feel these ingredients create it a lot of ancient, I simply love Indian Restaurant Food and Recipes.

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    11. Hai today i made this chutney and i mied karuvapalai rompa superb ,nnanraka iruinthathu i following ur recipes always, iam58 year lady and iam staying in kumbakonam. ok thank you.

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      1. Thank u so much Amma.Unga comment padikka romba santhoshamaa irukku ma :) Keep visiting !

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    12. How can I keep chutney for 7days....

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    13. Hello Shruti,
      For storing any chutneys,you should saute the chutneys in gingely oil till it becomes very thick without moisture content.After its cooled,u can store in an air tight box and no need to refrigerate.You can store tomato based chutney recipes and Garlic chutneys by this way.Generally any chutney can be stored in an air tight box and refrigerated for 2-3 days.Use a clean spoon everytime.

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    14. Chutney is most widely known condiment which was originated in India. The concept spread world wide and mutated to suit local needs as most foods do. It usually consists of mixed chopped sugar, spices and vinegar cooked in a chunky spread.

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    15. No one has ever made this clear !! hand off to u :-)

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    16. Hi... chitra my 3 year daughter started loving dosa and idlli bcoz of ur chutney. .hats off. ..and thank u so much...

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      1. Thank u so much Reghana.I am happy to know this :)

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    17. For using coconut I will warm the water in a bowl put coconut pieces into for about 2 minutes wash and grind your blender won't worn soon. ...

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    18. For using coconut I will warm the water in a bowl put coconut pieces into for about 2 minutes wash and grind your blender won't worn soon. ...

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      1. Thank you.This is a nice tip.I will follow this :)

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    19. Excellent post. WWW.unnatisilks.com

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    20. Hi please share recipe for radish chutney.. all your recipes are yummy..

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      1. Thanks.I will try to share the recipe soon :)

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      2. I have shared Radish chutney recipe link above. Please check it.

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    21. Hi! What a great collection of kanchipuram Idli and tomato chutney. I like the recipe. This post is nice. You have inspired me to go and try them. Thanks for sharing. To Know More: http://bit.ly/1TL0iXF

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    22. Hi great collection.. Now I am confused as to what to try first..can you please tell me Which chutney is your personal favorite & family favorite .? . May be I will start with that..thank you

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      1. Tomato chutney recipes are my personal favorite. you can try this :)
        http://www.chitrasfoodbook.com/2009/01/tomato-channa-dhal-chutney.html

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    23. Super mam.... ur chutney recipes are very useful. Am also banglore only

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      1. Thank you :) Good to know you are in Bangalore :)

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    24. hi man...
      can you tell me how to reduce salt from dishes in case if it becomes too salty by mistake....

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      1. To reduce salt in chutney, you can add little water or grind some coconut and add to it. For gravies, you can add boiled, chopped or mashed potato or little besan flour mixed with water. Boil for sometime and check for taste.

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