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How to Make Radish Chutney Recipe for Idli or Dosa

Healthy and delicious South Indian style Radish Chutney for Indian breakfasts like idli, dosa and vada.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1 cup Grated Radish (approx. 1 Radish)
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 3 Red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • Marble Sized Tamarind
  • 1.5 tbsps Oil
  • A big pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste

For Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Urad Dal
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • A pinch of Hing


  • Heat 1.5 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add the chana dal and urad dal and fry until they are golden brown.
  • Add the red chllies and fry for few seconds.
  • Then add the chopped ginger and onion and fry until they are transparent.
  • Add the grated radish to the onion mixture and continue frying for a couple minutes.
  • Add salt and turmeric and mix well. Sprinkle a handful of water over it and cover with a lid. Cook until the radish is completely cooked.
  • Turn off the flame and add the tamarind to the hot radish mixture. Mix and let it cool completely.
  • Grind the cooled mixture to a smooth or little coarse paste. Keep it aside
  • Heat remaining oil in a small pan for seasoning. Add the mustard, cumin seeds and urad dal and let them splutter.
  • Add hing, red chilli and curry leaves and fry for a couple of seconds.
  • Pour it over the prepared chutney and combine.
  • Serve with idli, dosa, vada or any Indian breakfast dishes.