India Food Network India


South Indian Style Kara Chutney Recipe By Preetha

Apr 30, 2019







Learn how to make delicious South Indian Style onion and tomato chutney, Kara Chutney for Idli and Dosa by chef Preetha in Dakshin Curry only on India Food Network.

#karachutney #chutney #chutneyforidlydosa


    2 tsp Sesame Seed Oil
    1 tbsp Chana Dal
    4 - 5 Dried Red Chillies
    1 1/4 cup Peeled Shallots
    Salt to taste
    3 - 4 Garlic Clove
    1/2 cup Tomatoes
    Few pieces of Tamarind
    For Tempering
    1-2 tsp Sesame SeedOil
    1/2 tsp Urad Dal
    1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
    Curry Leaves
    1/2 Hing Powder



1. Take sesame seed oil in a pan and chana dal till it turns golden brown.
2. Add dried red chillies to the pan and then put the peeled shallots. Cook for 1-2 minutes on a medium flame.
3. Sprinkle some salt and put some cloves of garlic and chopped tomatoes. Cook till it softens and then switch off the gas.
4. Put some salt again along with few pieces of tamarind. Let it cool for some time.
5. Transfer the contents from the pan to a mixer jar.
6. Pour some water in the jar and a little more of salt. Grind it properly and take it out in a big bowl.
7. For the tempering, take a small kadhai, add sesame seed oil and let it get hot.
8. Once it’s hot then put mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and some hing powder. Mix it well.
9. Pour the tempering over the chutney made and give it a mix.
10. Serve it with idli and dosa.

About Preetha SrinivasanFollow On


Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

Related Recipes