Thursday, January 24, 2013


We recently had dosa in one of the restaurants here and they served ginger chutney.We usually make ginger thuvayal at home but ginger chutney was new to me. I asked one of my friends who belongs to Andhra for the recipe and she immediately shared with me.Nowadays I make this chutney atleast once in a week for the breakfast.It goes well for both idli and dosa and healthier too
Ginger Chutney

Chopped ginger: 1/2 cup
Urad dhal: 2 tablesoons
Channa dhal: 1 tablesoon
Tamarind: Gooseberry size
Red chillies: 2
Green chilly: 1
Grated jaggery: 1.5 tsp
Oil: 1tsp
Salt: to taste
Asafoetida: a pinch

To Temper
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves:3 or 4


  1. Peel the ginger and cut into small cubes
  2. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan and fry urad dhal and channa dhal.
  3. Once it turns reddish brown, add the red chillies, green chillies, tamarind and asafoetida and fry for less than a minute
  4. Transfer this to another plate and allow to cool
  5. In the same pan heat the remaining oil and fry the ginger until it slightly turns brown
  6. Allow to cool
  7. Grind this in a mixie/blender with enough water and salt (Fry grind for a minute without adding water and then add water and grind to a smooth paste)
  8. Heat 1 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds
  9. Once it starts spluttering add urad dhal and curry leaves
  10. Pour this over the chutney
Step by step pictures
Ginger Chutney
Fry the urad and channa dal

Ginger Chutney
Add chillies and fry. Fry the ginger separately

Ginger Chutney
Allow to cool and grind with salt and water
Add both green and red chilli.Both have different flavours. If it is too spicy add half of the chilli but add both
Tamarind paste can also be used instead of tamarind


  1. Delicious and colorful chutney. looks so tempting.

  2. Have tasted inji thogayal but this is bit different from that.Healthy one need to try.

  3. last week i had the ginger chutney with pesarettu dosa from my andhra friend,just loved the taste.I will try this also and let you know.

  4. love this recipe.. Looks so yum

  5. THat looks so tasty and will help with digestion too... My MIL also makes something similar and we love it.

  6. i love ginger smell...i love to have this chutney with hot idly..good keep going...

  7. This looks so tempting... I feel like having them now:)

  8. Ohh ginger chutney is very different one..I will try soon.
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  9. Hi when you say "tamarind small lemon size/gooseberry size", do you mean i should use the tamarind juice to grind or can I put the tamarind as such in the mixie?

    1. Hi,

      No need to extract tamarind juice. Just fry it along with chilies for less than a minute so that it becomes soft and grind it as such in the mixie. Please refer to step 3


  10. delicious....
    mouth watering chutney....