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Chutney Podi

Spicy, nutty and absolutely delicious spice powder made with lentils and spices. It is perfect to serve with idli, dosa and upma.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: condiments
Cuisine: andhra, south indian
Servings: 2 cups


  • ½ cup chana dal
  • ½ cup urad dal
  • ½ cup Coriander seeds
  • 6~10 Dry Red chilies
  • Tamarind Very Small piece
  • 3 tbsp Dry grated Coconut
  • To taste salt

For Tempering:

  • ½ tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida or hing
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 6~8 curry leaves


  • Dry roast the chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, dry red chilies, dry grated coconut separately until toasted and smell fragrant. Cool to room temperature before grinding.
  • Blend all the roasted ingredients along with tamarind and salt into a smooth powder.
  • Heat oil in a small saucepan, add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, turn off the heat and let the tempering cool for a few minutes.
  • Add the tempering to the ground powder, mix well and store in an airtight container.
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