Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Red Chutney/Spicy Kara Chutney - Video Recipe

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kara chutney
Red Chutney 

Kara chutney is a delicious & easy chutney recipe that goes very well with idli, dosa, uttapams, medu vada, kuzhi paniyaram, pongal, etc. Also it makes for a good accompaniment with snacks like pakoras, bonda, bajji, etc. This bright vibrant colored chutney can also be used as a spread for sandwiches. In this video recipe, I will show you how to make this simple healthy chutney recipe!

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  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 2
  • Red chilli - 3 to 4
  • Gingely oil - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic pods - 4 to 5
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

To temper:

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Curry leaves


  1. Heat gingely oil in frypan.
  2. Add sliced onions and salt.
  3. Saute until transculent.
  4. Add red chilli, garlic and toss.
  5. Add sliced tomato and small piece of tamarind.
  6. Saute until tomatoes are cooked and oil separates.
  7. Turn off flame and allow to cool.
  8. Add the onion tomato mixture to blender.
  9. Add saunf pwd and blend to smooth paste by adding little water.
  10. Transfer to serving bowl.

To temper

  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in small frypan.
  2. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves.
  3. Allow to crackle.
  4. Pour on chutney.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Spicy, hot red chutney is ready.
  7. It goes perfect with idli, dosa, upma, kichdi, pongal or even as a dip with chats.
kara chutney

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