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ullundhu chutney
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Ullundhu Chutney

This flavorful and nutritious chutney made with lentils / Urad Dal pairs really well with Idli and dosai. The crunchiness from the lentil is highlight in this Urad Dal Chutney.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 servings


  • Ullutham Paruppu – ½ cup
  • Red chilies – 4 or 5
  • Coconut – ¼ cup grated
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind – a tiny piece
  • Salt – to taste

To season –

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Asafetida – 2 pinches
  • Curry leaves – few


  • In a frying pan, heat 1 tsp of oil and add the Ullutham paruppu / Urad dal and red chilies. Fry them on low to medium flame until golden brown and aromatic. Turn off the flame.
  • Now add the grated coconut, tamarind and salt and mix well. Let it cool down in the pan.
  • Transfer the cooled ingredients to the blender jar and grind it to chutney adding just enough water. Grind it smooth or coarse based on your liking.
  • Transfer it to a serving dish.
  • Heat oil for seasoning and add the ingredients mentioned (mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida and curry leaves). Add it to the prepared chutney and mix.
  • Serve with Idli or Dosai.