Kara Chutney / Spicy Red Chutney


1 cup shallots
1 tomato, chopped
3-4 dry red chillies
small gooseberry sized tamarind
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
3/4 tsp urad dal
1 sprig curry leaves
3 tbsp oil


  1. Grind together shallots, tomato, dry red chillies, tamarind and salt to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal, curry leaves and the ground paste and cook on medium flame until the mixture oozes out oil.
  3. Serve this chutney with idli, dosa, kuzhi paniyaram etc…
Recipe adapted from here…

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