Wednesday 20 November 2019

Chettinad Kara Chutney/Kara Chutney Recipe/ChettinadOnion &Tomato Kara Chutney/Spicy Red Chutney Recipe

Chetiinad Kara Chutney is a lip-smacking chutney that is instantly loved by anyone and everyone. Kara means spicy, as the name implies it is a spicy and tangy chutney that goes very well with idlis, dosas, uthappam, kuzhipaniyarams, chapatti, rotis etc. Do try out this easy and quick Chettinad Kara Chutney and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Chutney and thogaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chettinad Kara Chutney with step by step photos…

2 big
2 big
Garlic Cloves
Dry Red Chilli/KaindhaMilagai
1 small lemon size ball
Gingelly Oil/Sesame Oil/Nallaennai
30 ml
1 tsp
As needed

For Tempering
Gingelly Oil/Sesame Oil/Nallaennai
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Split Urad Dal/UlluthamParuppu
½ tsp
One pinch
Curry Leaves/Karuvepillai
Preparation Time: 5 minutes   Cusine : South Indian
Cooking Time: 10 minutes     Course: Breakfasts
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: PriyaAnandakumar
Recipe: Adapted from OPOS[One Pot One Shot] Cooking 


Wash the onions and tomatoes. Peel the onions and chop them to cubes. Similarly cut the tomatoes to cubes and keep it aside. Peel the garlic and keep everything ready.

Take a 2 litre or 3 litre pressure cooker, add ¼ cup of Gingelly oil/Sesame Oil/Nallaennai.

Now add chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, dry red chillies, jaggery, tamarind, salt and about 3 tbsp of water.

Close the lid with weight and cook for 2 whistles and switch off the stove.

Wait for the pressure to release and open the lid and let it cool.  Add all the ingredients to the mixer/blender and grind it to fine paste.

Transfer the chutney to a bowl.

Heat oil in kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add split urad dal and let it change to golden brown color.Add the curry leaves, pinch of asafoetida and saute till the curry leaves become crisp and switch off the stove.

Add the tempering to the prepared Chettinad Kara Chutney.

Yes, delicious, spicy, tasty and tangy Chettinad Kara Chutney is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with hot steam cooked idlis, dosas, uthappam, chapathi, rotis etc.

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