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An Awesome Side Dish in Just Ten Minutes!
Yes, you read that right! You can make this roasted white lentil (urad dal) coconut chutney in a very short amount of time. This recipe is both quick and easy to prepare.
White lentils are loaded with protein and fiber. They are also a good source of copper, zinc, vitamin B, magnesium, manganese, folate, potassium, etc. In addition to being healthy, roasted lentils are also delicious, with a wonderful aroma.
Serve this chutney with cooked rice, dosa, idly, or curd rice. This can be a good side dish with any meal.
Let me show you how to make this white lentil coconut chutney.
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Serves four people
- 1 1/2 tablespoons split white lentil (urad dal)
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 5 dry red chilies, broken
- gooseberry-sized piece of tamarind, roasted or soaked in water
- 2 pinches hing (asafoetida), solid or powder
- 1/3 teaspoon salt, or as per taste
- Place white lentils (urad dal) in a deep-bottomed pan. Add a few drops of oil. I use coconut oil because I like its flavor.
- Roast over medium-low heat while stirring continuously. Roast them uniformly all around.
- Once the lentils become golden brown and you get a nice aroma, turn off the heat.
- Add broken dry red chilies and solid hing to the pan. This is just to make them crispy. Add tamarind piece, if you are not soaking it in water.
- Set aside the pan to allow the mixture to cool down. Next, transfer the contents to a mixer or grinder. Add grated coconut and salt.
- Grind, adding water to get a near-smooth paste.
- Your tasty and aromatic chutney is now ready to enjoy. Serve with cooked rice, dosa, idly, or with any other main course.