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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kara Chutney Recipe-Spicy Red Chutney-Side dish for Appam,Idli,Dosa

This is a very popular Chettinad chutney prepared with pearl onions. This chutney is very easy to prepare and goes well with idlidosa, kuzhi paniyaram and appam. It is also one for my favorite chutney for dosa. It tastes heavenly with mudakathan keerai dosai (coming soon) and paniyaram. Today we will learn how to make kara chutney following this simple recipe.

Kara Chutney

Kara Chutney-How to make Kara Chutney

Kara Chutney

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Chutney Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Shallots/pearl onions - 1 cup
   Tomato -1
   Red chillies -3-4 or as needed
   Garlic - 2 cloves (optional)
   Tamarind - very less
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -3 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal -3/4 tsp
   Curry leaves -few


Grind together onion, tomato, red chillies, garlic, tamarind and salt to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, curry leaves and the ground paste.

Cook on medium flame until the mixture oozes out oil.

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  1. I like your recipes. They are simple and easy to make, and of course delicious. My family love it. Thanks dear.

  2. very tempting chutney. Love the colour of the chutney.

  3. Chutney has got beautiful color.. Looks delicious and tempting. :)

  4. Delicious and lovely looking kara chutney. Wonderful preparation as well.

  5. very tempting and very colorful and yummy chutneys ....

  6. chutney was yummy taste ...and awesome

  7. i didnt have shallots so i substituted it with red onion
    also i took 2 onions (Medium) and 1 Tomato
    But i coundnot get the red color . Color was yellowish orange

    Please tell me how to correct it so that i can get perfect red color
    also i used normal long dried red chillies.
    Should I use Small Round ones or not

    Can you tell me the difference between the two chillies?

    1. Using shallots give a nice taste and color to the chutney- I know peeling it is a pain -but it gives a nice flavor. This chutney requires more oil. Frying in oil nicely is necessary. I have used only the long dried red chillies. The small round ones are more hot.

  8. Super very nice and tasty chutney we love it very much

  9. Best chutney i have ever tasted. It came out really well. Thanks for the simple yet delicious recipe.

  10. I have been visiting your blog over a year, ever since I stumbled upon it in the internet. My appreciation for your recipies is long overdue!
    I love your recipes! Each and every one of them have turned out just the way I like. Before attempting any tamil dish, I look into your recipe first, because your precise guidelines and measurements are better than many other recipes that you find online. So I can confidently cook hoping to recreate the classic taste of any dish!
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    Thank you for taking the time!

  11. Ur blog s so useful easy to access nd make me my mom's taste..thank u

  12. Great super spicy chutney.wonderful with idlis..your site is my favourite always..

  13. I tried your chutney recipe for a party. It was delicious and everyone liked it. Thanks

  14. You are like moms-cook-book-gone-online for students abroad. Thanks a ton.

  15. Hi padu tried your kara chuteny recipes and small onion chutney recipe -- both came out really good! -- thanks!! the family really enjoyed the change :-) planning to try the red capsicum chutney soon

  16. Very good chutney, all ur recepies are really tempting to eat and delicious

  17. I love all your recepies ,very good collections ,tempting dishes

  18. Difference between thokku and chutney?

    1. Thokku is more like pickle. More oil is added to thokku and it stays good for 10 days in the refrigerator.

  19. Made this chutney today. Made as an accompaniment for neer dosa. Thanks a ton.

  20. Please provide with photos. I'm new to cooking

  21. Hi I tried this chutney. It came out well. Thank u 😊


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