Kara chutney recipe – How to make kara (spicy) chutney recipe – side dish for idlis | dosasTweet
Kara chutney is a spicy red chutney made from onions, tomatoes and red chillies and which goes well with idlis, dosas, appams and uthapams. This chutney is also an easy and quick to make chutney recipe. Kara chutney is a south indian style chutney and as the name suggests, the red chillies gives a spice taste and tamarind a tangy twist to the chutney.
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 5 mins
Servings : 2 persons
South Indian cuisine
Tomatoes – 2 (roughly chopped)
Onion – 1 (roughly chopped)
Whole red chillies – 2
Chana dal (Bengal gram) – 2 teaspoons
Garlic cloves – 4 (optional
Tamarind – a small piece (gooseberry sized)
Salt to taste
Cooking oil – 2 tablespoons
Cooking oil – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds or rai – 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves – few
A pinch of asafoetida or hing
HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE KARA CHUTNEY RECIPE
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add chana dal and red chillies and roast till chana dal turns golden in colour. Then add chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic cloves, salt and tamarind and saute on low flame, till the tomatoes become soft.
Once the tomatoes become tender and mixture gets thick, switch off the flame. Transfer to a plate. Allow the onion-tomato mixture to cool down.
Grind the mixture to a smooth paste without adding water. Add very little water, if required.
Temper the chutney with mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves in a teaspoon of oil.
Serve delicious kara chutney with idlis, dosas or uthapams
Adjust red chillies as per spicy taste required by you.
For a variation, you can add little grated coconut for making this chutney.
You can use gingelly oil for seasoning, as it gives a nice flavour to the chutney.