Channa dal/split pea chutney/dip

Split peas Chutney1


Split peas/channa dal is clean base ingredient which you can blend to make gluten-free, delicious and healthy sides.  It’s my favorite way to enjoy and serve guests. But I always flavor my dip to make even more delicious and spicy.

Serve it with dosas/idlis  or slather it over your bread slice to make sandwiches, it tastes lovely in all it’s avatars.

Yields- 2-3 servings
Preparation time-5 minutes
Cooking time-10 minutes


  • Channa dal-1/2cup
  • Desiccated/dry grated coconut-2-3tbsp
  • Red chillies-3
  • Tamarind pulp- 2tbsp
  • Salt- to taste

For tempering/seasoning:

  • Oil-2tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Curry leaves-4-6


  • Dry roast channa dal in a pan for couple of minutes on a low flame until its golden. Let it cool a bit.
  • Now place roasted channa dal, red chillies, coconut, tamarind pulp, salt and blend it to smooth by adding some water.
  • Transfer it to the bowl and set aside.

For tempering:

  • Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds as it crackles.
  • Add curry leaves, saute till the curry leaves become crisp.
  • Pour the tempering on to the chutney, mix well.

Split peas Chutney2

Serve with your favourite Dosa/Crepes:

Brown Rice Dosa


9 Legumes/Lentis Dosa


Brown and Red rice Set Dosa:

Brown dosa final


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on May 1, 2015, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. This is so lovely. And your photographs are stunning.


  2. This looks wonderful

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  3. Never tried this chutney, looks flavorsome Chitra!!!

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  4. krish recipes

    I just love the dip pics….. They look so yummy like the recipe

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