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Kandhi Pachadi (Toor dal Chutney)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course condiments
Cuisine andhra
Servings 68 serving


  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 10 - 12 Chilies Red
  • 1 tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 pods Garlic
  • to taste Salt


  • Dry roast the dal along with the chilies, till dal turns golden brown and gives out the nutty aroma
  • Let the mixture cool down completely.
  • Grind the mixture with water (Do not add too much water, add little at a time. We dont want a watery chutney).
  • Add jeera and salt, pulse to combine.
  • Heat oil in a small pan. Add chopped garlic and fry on low flame till garlic is golden brown.
  • Add fried garlic into the chutney and mix well.
  • Serve with white rice and ghee.


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