Toor Dal Chutney is a time saver dish for me. Sometimes when we go out for lunch or any function meals, I would be feeling very heavy and lethargic to prepare variety for dinner. That day everyone at home wants very light food. So I make either healthy salads or this Toor Dal Chutney. I will just need to prepare Chapati or Rice which my family loves to eat with Toor Dal Chutney. For my daughter Dhanya, it is a feast that day. She likes only this particular Chutney and when I make other type Chutney for Dosa or Idli, she devours with plain butter. You can imagine children when they like some dish, how they hang on to it. When you want a change in the type of chutney you want to make, try this Toor Dal Chutney. It gives the feeling of new type dish occasionally when you make it.
Definitely the recipe is very quick and easy one. You just need to fry the Toor Dal and Red Chillies. I prefer Coconut Oil for frying, as it goes well with this Chutney which has grated Coconut. They blend well and give good taste. Add Coconut, Salt and Tamarind to the fried ingredients; grind ones to coarse powder before adding water to it. Adjust the consistency by adding little water and your simple yet tasty Toor Dal Chutney is ready to serve. There is no need to give seasoning for this Chutney.
Toor Dal Chutney Ingredients:
- Toor Dal – 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp
- Red Chillies – 2
- Grated Coconut – 1 Cup
- Tamarind – 1 inch piece
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Cooking Oil – 2 tsp (Preferably Coconut Oil)
Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
How to Make Toor Dal Chutney:
1. Heat Oil in a small pan. Add Toor Dal and fry for 2 minutes over low flame.
2. Break the Red Chillies and add to the frying pan. Fry till the Toor Dal changes its colour to brown and the Red Chillies become crisp. Put the fried ingredients to a mixer jar.
3. To it add grated Coconut, Tamarind and Salt.
4. Grind it once to coarse powder without adding water. If you add water before pulsing, the Toor Dal and Red Chillies will not grind properly. Now add 1/4 cup of water to it.
5. Grind to smooth paste. Transfer to a serving bowl and adjust the consistency of the Chutney with sufficient water.
Toor Dal Chutney is ready to be served. It goes well with Dosa, Idly or with hot rice.