Need A New Companion For Dosa? Try This Dal Ki Chutney

Dosas are one the most popular and widely recognized South Indian foods we have. These are relished for their flavours, seasoning, and fragrance and could be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. Did you know that dosas have known to exist since the 5th century AD in the country? As per some legends, dosa was initially found in the temple streets of Udipi and Karnataka. Not only does it taste great but also has an amazing history. Right?

When we talk about dosa, we have to mention the condiments it is served with. Sambar is an essential thing but dosa seems to be incomplete without the coconut chutney. The coconut chutney and dosa combination is a complete meal in itself and when we have these two things, we don’t need anything else. But have you got bored of eating that same chutney and looking for a new companion for your dosa buddy? We are here for you. 

We have this unique and classic dal ki chutney that will go well with your dosa. Believe me, when you have this chutney, you won’t even require sambar. This doesn’t have many ingredients and gets ready in no time. It has chana dal and tomatoes as the main lead with other star casts of Indian spices. I have always been a fan of this chutney. It is just not about the taste but its aroma that drags me toward it. We generally look for multipurpose chutneys and this is something that fits. It goes well with dosas, idlis, roti, and even rice. 

It is impossible to talk so much about this chutney and not tell you the recipe. Believe me, you will thank us for disclosing the recipe of this delicious and mouth-watering chutney that you are going to swear by. Follow the steps and have this chutney down your throat with a bite of dosa. 


  • 4 tbsp oil
  • ¼ cup chana dal
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 5 dried red chilies
  • 1 tamarind
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal


  • Take a pan and heat 2 tbsp oil in it.
  • Add chana dal and roast it for a minute.
  • When the dal turns golden brown and crunchy, add curry leaves.
  • Also, add 4 dried chilies and continue roasting.
  • When curry leaves turn crispy, turn off the flame.
  • Keep them aside and let them cool.
  • Take a blender jar and transfer the roasted ingredients into it.
  • Add grated coconut and tamarind. Also, add salt.
  • Blend everything into a smooth paste while adding water as required.
  • When done, pour it out into a bowl.
  • Take a pan and add 2 tbsp oil.
  • Now add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, and dried red chilies. 
  • Let them splutter and turn off the flame.
  • Pour the tempering on the chutney and mix well.
  • Serve this chutney with dosa and enjoy.

Try this chutney at home and impress your family. Let us know if you know about any other unique chutney that goes well with South Indian food.