Bengal Gram (Kadle Bele) Chutney Recipe

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Bengal Gram Chutney
Bengal Gram Chutney

Bengal gram is known for its nutritive properties and is a staple seasoning and ingredient in traditional households in Bangalore. Among other things, it works well as a chutney with dosas and idli’s. Here is my mom’s recipe – a sure shot winner.

Ingredients (serves two)

2-3 tbsp Bengal Gram

Half cup of freshly grated coconut

A pinch of Asafoetida

2-3 red chilies

A small piece (quarter lemon size) Tamarind

1 tsp Groundnut oil

A few sprigs Curry leaves

1 tsp Mustard

Salt to taste


Dry fry Bengal Gram, freshly grated coconut, Asafoetida, chilies and Tamarind till slightly brown.

Allow to cool, add salt and grind to a fine paste in a blender. Remove in a bowl.

Heat oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. You can add a red chilli as well. Allow to splutter and pour over the chutney as a seasoning.

Apart from snacks, this chutney is a great accompaniment to enjoy steamed rice as well.

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