This is very simple and one of the old recipes my mother learned first time at her in-laws i.e @ my grandma's house. This chutney goes very well with Dosa/ Upma/ chapathi or Rice.

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  • 1 cup - Roasted Chana Dal/Daria Dal/ Dalia
  • 1/2 cup - Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 small chopped Onion
  • 4-5 Red chillies
  • 1 tsp - Tamarind paste
  • 1 Tbsp - Dry Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 1tsp - Salt
  • 1 Tbsp - Oil

Grind above all ingredients except Onion and Oil into fine paste.


Next add chopped onion and Oil to above chuntey and do one quick run of the mix so onions get mixed evenly in the chutney. Transfer the chutney into bowl and it is ready to serve.

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By Beena on Feb 2, 2012

By Hema on Feb 1, 2012


Thanx a ton for this recipe...I tried replacing the big onions with 4-5 baby onions and it came out Yumm.....!! While doing the tadka, I used curry leaves as well!


By HariLakshmi on Feb 3, 2012

@Priya, It is Pottukadalai or also called Roasted Chana dal. Hope it helps you.

By Priya Naveen on Feb 3, 2012

Hi Harilakshmi, After reading the post I am confused is it Pottukadalai or channa dhal? can u clarify? Planning to make this tonight for dinner with uthappam. Qucik response would really help? Thanks Priya

By DK on Feb 1, 2012

I made this in the morning and writing this as I enjoy the chutney. Its delicious Harilakshmi. Only one spoon is left, but will be making it again this week. Will take a pic and post "I Made this" for you :) Thanks so much for the yummy recipe.

By HariLakshmi on Feb 1, 2012

@Cheryl, I usually see the name dalia on the packet when I buy from Indian store so got fixed with that name for Roasted Chana dal but after u commented I goggled and u are right. Thanks!

By Cheryl on Jan 31, 2012

Hi, If I'm not wrong, roasted channa dal/pottu kadalai in Tamil is called daria dal in Hindi. Broken wheat is called Dalia.I may be wrong...just clarify with any reliable source. Thanks for the recipe :wink: I make peanut chutney the same way except I use fresh coconut, and without tamarind.