Chutney Powder

This powder is an accompaniment for Idlis, Dosas and Uthappams!!  Enhances the main dishes with the added flavour and great taste!
Keeps fresh and has a good shelf life –


1 Tbs Mustard Seeds
¼ Cup Channa Dal
¼ Cup Urad Dal
8-10 Dry Red Chillies
6 Tbs Sesame Seeds (white or black)
1 Tbs Oil
1-2 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Sugar or Jaggery (optional)

Idli Dosa Chutney Powder

Chutney Powder


Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds
When it crackles, add the channa and urad dal and the red chillies
Fry on a medium flame until the dals turn light golden brown
Add the sesame seeds and saute for a minute ot so

Cool and grind the above into a slightly coarse powder (the sugar or jaggery may be added if the powder is very spicy)

Note:  Add a tablespoon of oil to a couple of teaspoons of the chutney powder, which is had as an accompaniment with Idlis and dosas.
This can be bottled in an air tight container for future use.



  1. Usha Rampalli says:

    Hello Aunty,

    I tried the above recipe – I thought sesame seeds gives such a nice flavour to it. I liked how it takes so less time to make. Great accompaniment for idlis and dosas!

    thanks and regards,

    • Shobha Krishnan says:

      Thanks Usha – glad you liked it – you are right about the sesame seeds – it definitely adds flavour…..appreciate your input as always!