Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Udida Chutney (Split Blackgram Chutney)

Udida Chutney is a simple yet delicious chutney. In konkani, Udidu means urad dal. This chutney is basically coconut chutney with added flavors from the roasted urad dal. 
I got this recipe from a very good friend of mine. He calls it Kempu Chutney, as the chutney has a red color. This chutney was in my to- do list from a very long time. Somehow I never got a chance to make it. This chutney goes well with any kind of dosa or idli. 

  • Grated Coconut, Fresh/ Frozen- 1/2 cup
  • Dry Red Chilli- 3-4
  • Tamarind- A small piece
  • Urad dal/ Split Black gram- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Salt- To taste

Fry the dry red chillies in few drops of oil. Then transfer it to a plate. In the same pan, fry urad dal in few drops of oil, until it turns light brown. Transfer this to a plate for cooling.
Now grind grated coconut, roasted red chillies, tamarind, roasted urad dal and salt along with little water, to get a paste (not too fine).

Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add more water to adjust the consistency (I made it medium thick). Finally add the seasoning and mix well.

For Seasoning- Heat oil and then add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter, add curry leaves and turn off the heat. Add this to the chutney. Udida Chutney is ready!!

Serve it along with idli, dosa. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.