Hesarubele Chuntey / Moong dal chutney

Moong dal is one of the oldest and most trusted foods in our part of the world. It is an approved food for new mothers, babies, senior citizens, those with weak digestion etc.  I have always loved it. One of my favorite ways to eat it is in the form of chutney. The recipe reflects the simplicity of ancient lifestyle. They needed no Microwave, no oven, nothing. They could accomplish the task of making this chutney with a simple stove and a mortar-pestle.


We will need,

Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Dried Red Chillies  5-10 Adjust according to preference
Tamarind pulp 1/2 tsp
Garlic 2 cloves
Curry Leaves 10-15
Coriander leaves a handful
Salt to taste
Coconut 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Toast the dal till fragrant and golden brown in colour. Set aside.
  • Toast the chillies till fragrant and set it aside. 
  • Combine everything in a blender and pulse with a little water till smooth. The texture should not too fine. It goes well with Rice, Ragi mudde, Rotis.

16 comments:

sharada said...

one more way of consuming moong dal - can i keep it in the fridge for a week?

Tina said...

Never tried moong dal chutney...Looks yummy...

Ms.Chitchat said...

This is new to me, looks tasty.....

Chitra said...

Very new to me..looks nice.. will try sometime..

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious..new recipe ..yummy yummy!!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. yummy dish.. looks perfect..

Kannada Cuisine said...

@Sharada,
Well, honestly I am not quite sure. We have never done it before. But if following the general rule, leave a film of oil on top of the chutney and they last long...May be you can try that and see if it works!!

@thanks Tina, chitchat, chitra,sarah and srikarskitchen...

Cicily Antony said...

sounds good...have to try...

Cicily Antony said...

sounds good...have to try...

Nisha said...

Loved all the chutney in your blog.

Sush said...

very tasty chutney alwa. I always make this for rasam rice. I have never added garlic though. Must give a try once :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

@Sush..
Garlic is kinda optional..I do add it cos 'bele"= gas :) Just to aid digestion and avoid bloating ..

Gulmohar said...

That is quite unique...chutney looks so yumm..You have a lovely space here..:-)

Aps said...

Hey new here... loved the whole lot in ur blog... nd m going to make it tomoro nd post it in mine soon :)

Anonymous said...

akka please mention the quantity of the items to be used for the hesarubele chutney

Kannada Cuisine said...

@anonymous... done :) Sorry somehow missed it!