Carrot chutney

This is one yummy chutney to have with idli or dosa. This is loaded with the goodness of carrots.



Carrot – 1 big size or 2 medium

Onion – 1/2 cup chopped

Coconut – 1/4 cup grated

Ginger – a small piece

Dry red chilli – 1 or 2

Channa dal – 2 tbsn

Curry leaves – few

Coriander leaves – few

Tamarind – a small piece

Salt – as required

Oil – 1 tsp


  • Peel and chop carrot roughly.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add tamarind, channa dal.
  • When channa dal turns golden,add onion, ginger, curry leaves and dry red chilli.
  • When onion turns translucent add carrot and stir for few minutes.
  • Then add grated coconut. Mix thoroughly.
  • Stir for a minute. Add coriander leaves.
  • Switch off and let it cool down completely.
  • Grind it to smooth chutney in a blender along with required salt and water.
  • Serve with hot idli or dosa.




  1. You can add shallots instead of big onion.
  2. Adjust red chilli according to your taste.

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