Kara chutney - Restaurant style

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Once I visited an Indian restaurant in Toronto and liked a chutney. Since then I was trying to find the ingredients to prepare that chutney at home. Finally I came to know the secret ingredient of it through my friend. Here comes the recipe.

Kara chutney


      • 1 no – Onion (bigger size, chopped)
      • 1 no – Tomato (bigger size, chopped)
      • 2 tbsp – Carrot (chopped)
      • 3 or 4 nos – Dry red chillies (as needed)
      • 1 tbsp – Bengal gram / Kadalai paruppu
      • 1 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • Few curry leaves
      • Salt as needed


      • 1 tbsp – Sesame oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Kara chutney process

Kara chutney pic2

Preparation method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add bengal gram and split black gram, fry slightly golden brown. Do not burn it. Add onion along with required salt, saute for few seconds. Then add red chillies followed by curry leaves, tomato, carrot, saute everything well. Allow them to cool.
  2. Grind the sauteed mixture to a smooth paste. Check for salt, if required add it now. Finally season it with the items given “for seasoning”. Serve hot with idly and dosai.

Kara chutney


  1. Kara chutney is my favourite.. Nice presentation Shanthi!


  2. my fav chutney with idly... love the last pic bit quirky like me :P

  3. Hi Shanthi ,

    Kara chutney looks AAwesome!!!

    Perfect presentation:)

    Keep on Dear..


  4. Wow carrots in kara chutney!! Will try next time interesting and sounds delicious too :)
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  5. Nice and spicy combo for idli and dosas..

  6. Looks yummy...happy to follow u..
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  7. i like kara chutney.. great with idli or dosa..


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