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Chettinad milagai chutney recipe

Chettinad milagai chutney recipe a special chutney that we make for vella paniyaram but goes well with idli,dosa etc.
AuthorSharmilee J


To temper:

  • 1 tbsp gingelly oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal
  • few curry leaves
  • a pinch hing

To grind:

  • 1/2 cup small onion
  • 1 small tomato
  • 2 nos red chillies
  • 2 nos kashmiri red chillies
  • 1 tsp tamarind
  • rock salt to taste


  • To a mixer jar add all the ingredients listed under 'to grind' add little water and grind it a slightly coarse paste.Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan - add the items listed under 'to temper'  let it splutter then add chilli onion paste.Mix well.
  • Cook covered for 10 mins in low flame.Open adn check if raw smell has gone.Cook for another 3-5 mins until oil starts to show up.Switch off.
  • Spicy chutney goes well with idli,paniyaram etc.



  1. You can use normal chillies itself,I used kashmiri chillies to give more color and reduce the spiciness of the chutney.
  2. Using gingelly oil is must for this recipe as it gives great flavor to this chutney.
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