Urad Dal Chutney/ Ulutham Paruppu Chutney

        Urad dal chutney is popular in Tamilnadu, India. Main ingredients for this chutney are urad dal/black gram along with onion, coconut, red chillies and other seasonings. Urad dal and other ingredients are oil roasted and ground to a fine paste and finally seasoning added to it. It goes well with idly or dosa or paniyaram.


           3 Tbsp of Split Urad Dal (White)
           1 Medium Size Red Onion, Diced
           1 Tbsp of Dried Coconut Flakes
           Tamarind (Blueberry Size)
           2-3 Red Chillies
           1 Sprigs of Curry Leaves
           Pinch of Asafoetida
           Salt to taste
           2 Tsp of Oil ( Canola/ vegetable oil)
    To Temper
           1 Tsp of Oil ( Canola/ vegetable oil)
           1/2 Tsp of Mustard
           1/2 Tsp of Urad Dal


  • Heat oil in a pan, add urad dal and roast until it turns to slightly golden brown color. Transfer this to a plate.
  • Heat oil in a same pan, add red chillies, asafoetida and onion, saute this for a min. Then add dried coconut flakes, tamarind, curry leaves and salt, saute this for 2 mins. Turn off the flame. Transfer this to a plate. Let it cool for 5 mins.
  • Transfer this urad dal-onion mixture to a blender/ mixie, grind it to a smooth paste. Transfer this to a serving bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal, after it splutter, transfer this to a serving bowl containing chutney. Mix well. Urad dal chutney is ready.
  • It goes well with idly or dosa or paniyaram  


  • You can use black whole urad dal instead of white split urad dal.
  • You can use one tomato for extra tangy taste.
  • Use fresh grated coconut in place of dried coconut flakes.
  • Adjust the number of red chillies according to your taste.

    Health Benefits of Urad Dal
  • Urad dal provides energy to the body.
  • Rich in protein.
  • Enhances digestion because of high in fiber content.
  • Boost heart health because of high in magnesium level. 

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