Feb 18, 2015

Beetroot Chutney Recipe - Easy Chutney Recipes

Chutney make a great accompanyment for idli or dosa. I make them with any veg i have on hand. This is a chutney which i came up with couple of days back when i made my cornmeal idli. This chutney is made with beetroots and tomatoes. I love the colour of this chutney and it taste so yummy, It wont taste like beetroot at all.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 to 15 mins
Serves : 4


Oil - 2 tsp
Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 1 tblspn
Dry Red Chillies - 2 to 3
Garlic - 3 cloves
Beetroot - 1 large peeled and chopped finely
Tomato - 1 medium size chopped finely
Salt to taste
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tsp or to taste

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/2 tsp


Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, add in chana dal, chillies and garlic. Saute for couple of mins till it turns golden. Remove this to a mixer and cool it.

In the same oil, add in beetroots and tomatoes. Saute this and cook for 5 to 8 mins till it is cooked.

Remove it to the same blender. Add in salt and tamarind. Puree smoothly, add water if needed.

Now pour this in a bowl. 

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add in mustard and urad dal. Cook for few sec. Pour over chutney and mix well.

Serve with idli or dosa.

Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in chana dal

add in chillies and garlic

fry till golden

remove to a blender

in the same oil

add in beetroots and tomatoes

mix well

cook till turns light golden

remove to the same blender

add in tamarind 


make it into a smooth puree

transfer to a bowl

Heat oil in a pan

add in mustard and urad dal

pour this over chutney

mix well

Chutney done

Enjoy with idli or dosa..


  1. Looks yummy though I am not at all fond of beetroot still will try once for sure. Thank u for the share.

  2. Hello, made the chutney today n it was yum. Thank you for sharing

  3. I tried this today. I added some coconut while grinding as I remember my mom doing it... It was absolutely yummy 😋


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