Toor Dal Chutney / Togari Chutney

Up next on the Chutney series is a recipe that I learnt from my mom. This is my go to recipe when I run out of veggies to make any side dish for chapathis / rotis.

Toor Dal Chutney –  Yes, you heard it right ! A protein filled chutney that is absolutely delicious and an amazing combination with not only dosas / idlis but also with chapathis 🙂

Here is the recipe 🙂


Toor Dal / Togari bele – 1/2 cup

Dry red chillies – 2 (or more if you need the chutney more spicy)

Powdered Asafoetida- 1/2 tsp

Tamarind paste – 1/2 tsp

Shredded Coconut – 1/2 cup or 6 tbsp

Salt – as per taste

Oil – 1/2 tsp

For tempering:

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few – chopped finely



In a frying pan, on a medium flame, heat half a teaspoon of oil. Add the toor dal, dry chillies and asafoetida.



Roast them well till the dal turns golden brown and till you get a nice aroma of the roasted dal. Make sure to keep stirring the mixture to make sure the dal is not over roasted  or burnt.


Allow it to cool and then grind it with Coconut, tamarind paste and salt.


Now prepare the tempering with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Add the tempering to the prepared chutney.

Toor dal chutney is ready to be served.


Serve it with hot rotis / parathas / chapathis or even with idli / dosa 🙂

Toor dal chutney_foodfilment

Togari Chutney_foodfilment

Here is the recipe for mix veg roti / chapathi with which the toor dal chutney is an amazing combination 🙂 –



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