Whole Green Gram or Moong Dal Chutney

Roasted Green Gram Chutney is an easy and healthy recipe. If you’re wondering how to spice up your food, try this chutney. Made with green gram, this chutney tastes great with plain white rice and ghee. This chutney can be made with split moon dal as well. Another wonderful accompaniment for this chutney is Kadhi (Mor Kolambu). This chutney is very popular in Andhra Pradesh where it’s called Veyinchina Pesara Pachadi.


Whole green gram or Moong dal - ½ cup
Grated Coconut -3tsp
Tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
Garlic - 3 pods
Ginger - ½ inch
Green Chilli - 3
Red chilli -2
Salt for taste
Oil - 3tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1tsp
Curry leaves - 1 leaflet


Heat a pan and add ½ cup whole green gram and roast until it get brown. Keep aside and cool down.

Add 2tsp oil in a pan and fry Grated coconut, Tamarind, Garlic, Ginger, Green Chile, Red chili until the raw smell goes out.

Add roasted gram and all the fried contents in a mixer Jar. Add 1tsp of salt and little water(Based on the consistency you want) , grind finely.

If you want for rice make it to thick. If this needs for Dosa, idli, Chappathi then add little more water and grind finely.

Once ground, season the chutney. Add 1tsp of oil in a pan. Once oil hot, add 1tsp of mustard seed and 1tsp of Urad dal. Once the mustard seeds start splutter, add curry leaves and add this into chutney and gently mix.

Now the wonderful and healthy chutney is ready to serve.

Note: If you take with rice, add this mix and add 1tsp of ghee or sesame oil with the rice. You will feel the fantastic taste.

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