Pottukadala – Thenga Chutney / Roasted Gram – Red Coconut Chutney


1 1/2 tbsp roasted gram / pottukadala
2 dry red chillies
1 kashmiri dry chilli
1/3 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp tamarind
2 shallots
1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
salt to taste
3/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp oil


  1. In a pan, add dry red chillies and kashmiri dry chilli and roast for a minute over medium flame.
  2. Add roasted gram to this and roast for a minute. Switch off the flame.
  3. In a blender, add the roasted ingredients, grated coconut, tamarind, shallots, kashmiri chilli powder and salt and grind to a smooth paste adding water as required. Transfer it to a serving bowl.
  4. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry urad dal and curry leaves.
  5. Pour this tempering over chutney and serve with dosa / idli / vada…

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