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Ginger chutney is one of the best chutney combination for Pesarattu dosa, it goes great with normal idli/dosa, Millets Idli. as well. Few years back my friends mom taught me this recipe. She can only talk in telugu and though I can understand and speak telugu, it was a big challenge for me to get those ingredients she was mentioning. Finally I took her to the kitchen and made her show me what she was mentioning 😉 Pesarattu was again a recipe which I came to know from her.

If you would like to read some health benefits of ginger, here is a link which I had posted long back.

Here is the recipe…

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Ginger : 1 1/2 inch piece (can be reduced to 1 inch piece)

Garlic clove :2

Dry red chili : 2

Channa dal : 1 1/2 tablespoon

Urad dal : 1 tablespoon

Tamarind : small piece

Jaggery : 1 teaspoon

Oil : 3/4 teaspoon

To temper:

Mustard Seeds : 1/4 teaspoon

Urad dal : 1/4 teaspoon

Curry Leaves : Few

Water, salt : as needed


  • Peel skin of ginger and chop of small pieces.
  • Heat 1/4 teaspoon oil. When hot, add garlic cloves, red chili and saute till garlic changes slight brown. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, add ginger and saute for 2 to 3 mins. Set aside.
  • Heat 1/4 teaspoon more oil in the same pan, add channa dal, urad dal and saute till golden brown. Set aside.
  • Let all the above cool. Now to this add tamarind piece, jaggery and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Add required salt and water to grind.
  • Take in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Heat 1/4 teaspoon oil in a pan, when hot add mustard seeds, urad dal when it crackles add curry leaves. When they splutter, add it to the ground chutney.
  • Ginger chutney is ready.

Serve with Pesarattu/Idli/Dosa/Millets Idli.

Some of the breakfast for which you can have this chutney as accompaniment recipes here

Semolina Upma/Broken Wheat Rava Upma

Tapioca Pearl Kichadi/ Javvarisi upma

Oats Upma

Lentil crepes/ Adai Dosa

Pesarattu / Moong Bean Crepes

Tomato Dosa(No fermentation)

Arisi Upma/Rice Rava Upma

Oats Uthappam

Oats Idli

Millets Idli