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This is my first entry into Barbara of Tigers and Strawberries “Spice is Right” blog event. I was excited to see her theme for this month’s event “Its too darned hot” focusing on Chilies. Andhra cuisine uses a lot of chilies in all different forms and is said to be one of the “hottest” cuisines in India.

I made a very simple dish that has lot of chilies mixed with nutty fried toor dal. This dish can be put together in no time and is paired with dishes that are made with tamarind to soothe the heat from the chilies.
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Kandhi Pachadi (Toor dal Chutney) Yum
Kandhi Pachadi (Toor dal Chutney)
Course condiments
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 10 - 12 Chilies Red
  • 1 tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 pods Garlic
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • to taste Salt
Course condiments
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 10 - 12 Chilies Red
  • 1 tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 pods Garlic
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • to taste Salt
Kandhi Pachadi (Toor dal Chutney)
Instructions
  1. Dry roast the dal along with the chilies, till dal turns golden brown and gives out the nutty aroma
  2. Let the mixture cool down completely.
  3. Grind the mixture with water (Do not add too much water, add little at a time. We dont want a watery chutney).
  4. Add jeera and salt, pulse to combine.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan. Add chopped garlic and fry on low flame till garlic is golden brown.
  6. Add fried garlic into the chutney and mix well.
  7. Serve with white rice and ghee.
Recipe Notes

Note: Kandhi pachadi is almost always paired with Vankaya pulusu pachadi (eggplant stew).

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