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Coconut Chana dal Chutney | Chutney for Adai | Kadale Bele Chutney

Coconut Chana dal Chutney is very nice combination  Adai or lentil dosa.
Chutney, there are so many varieties, each one has its own flavor,taste. Each breakfast dish like Dosa, Idli has its own companion, these goes well with a particular type of chutney. This red chutney or Bele/dal coconut chutney is very tasty, healthy and delicious side dish, goes well with almost every breakfast menu like chapathi, rava idli and dosa.
Very easy to make super delicious chutney.

Try other vegetable chutney such as Bitter Gourd Chutney , Turmeric root chutney,  Ridge Gourd chutney and many other chutneys HERE 

Ingredients for making coconut chana dal chutney:

  • 2 tbsp chana dal
  • ¾ cup fresh/frozen coconut
  • 1/4 tsp oil
  • Small onion or
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 6 to 8 byadagi red chillies
  • small gooseberry size tamarind soaked in water
  • little Jaggery
  • Little coriander leaves/cilantro
  • ½ cup to 1 cup water
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp salt

For seasoning:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • Pinch of hing/ asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves


  1. Heat 1/4 tsp oil in a pan on medium heat. Fry the chana dal until it turns golden brown. Then add red chillies Fry for few minutes.
  2. Add onion, sprinkle salt. Then add curry leaves, cilantro, coconut and salt. Mix it.
  3. Then turn off the heat and add all the ingredients.
  4. Allow it to cool.
  5. Once the chutney mix cools down completely, grind it to relatively coarse paste along with jaggery, and tamarind by adding water. Transfer it to a bowl. Then add the seasoning:

To prepare the seasoning:

  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a ladle. Once it is hot enough add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds pops, add broken chilli and turn off the heat
  2. Pour this seasoning on the chutney. Mix it. Now serve this delicious, healthy lentil chutney with Rava Idli, dosa or you can eat this with hot rice