chutneys for idli and dosa

12 Chutney recipes that you can pair with South Indian Breakfasts

Chutneys are essential to any South Indian breakfast- Idli, Dosa, Vada, Uttapam, Upma or Pongal. Today, I am listing down 12 chutney recipes that are easy to make, are absolutely delicious, and that pair well with most South Indian breakfasts. So, let us start.

  1. Coconut Chutney with Green Chillies

    Coconut Chutney

    Coconut Chutney is the first that comes to anyone’s mind when they think about chutneys that go with South Indian breakfast. Made in many different ways, the most commonly used recipe is the simplest and the most delicious. Just grated coconut, some green chillies and a good tempering bring out so much flavour and taste that is unmatched. It can be made in under 10 minutes and is my go-to chutney. Check out the recipe here.
  2. Coconut chutney with Red Chillies and Garlic

    Coconut chutney

    This chutney also has coconut as the main ingredient. However, other ingredients such as red chilli and garlic make it spicier and give this chutney its characteristic flavour. Check out the recipe here.

  3. Coconut Coriander Chutney

    Coconut Coriander Chutney

    This chutney is a perfect accompaniment for any South Indian breakfast. It combines coconut and fresh herbs such as coriander and mint. Check out the recipe here.
  4. Coriander Mint Chutney (Recipe 1)

    Mint Coriander Chutney

    If you have fresh coriander and mint leaves in your fridge, don’t miss making this tangy chutney. The combination of mint and coriander with tamarind gives it its characteristic taste. Coconut balances the flavours providing the chutney with a rich flavour and helping bring all the ingredients together, resulting in a smooth texture. Check out the recipe for this delicious chutney here.
  5. Mint Coriander Chutney (Recipe 2)

    Mint Coriander chutney

    This chutney recipe, though only slightly different from Recipe 1, has its distinguishable taste and flavour. Dry roasted lentils give this chutney a unique aroma. Check out this recipe here.
  6. Red Capsicum Chutney

    Red Capsicum Chutney

    This is one of my favourites. This bright red chutney -thanks to red capsicum and Kashmiri red chillies, is not just a treat for the eyes but also for the taste buds. It is slightly sour and tangy and is a perfect accompaniment for idlis. Check out the recipe here.
  7. Tomato Onion Capsicum Chutney

    onion Tomato Capsium Chutney

    Tomato Onion Capsicum chutney is yet another tangy chutney that is a perfect accompaniment for any south Indian breakfast. It has a mild sourness that comes from tomatoes and capsicums, which is balanced by coconut and a rich tempering with curry leaves, dry red chillies and asafoetida. Check out the recipe here.
  8. Tomato Peanut ChutneyRecipe 1

    Tomato Peanut Chutney

    This chutney combines the tanginess of tomatoes with the nuttiness of peanuts. In addition, I have added chives to the chutney, which gives yet another dimension to the taste of the chutney. The addition of roasted peanuts at the end gives different textures. Try this non-conventional chutney. It is sure to become your favourite. Check out the recipe here.
  9. Tomato Peanut Chutney-Recipe 2

    Tomato Peanut Chutney

    This is a Karnataka-Style tangy tomato chutney. The combination of garlic, peanuts and red chillies gives it a unique taste. The tanginess comes from sour tomatoes, the richness from the peanuts and its bright orange colour comes from red chillies and tomatoes. It is a must-try recipe. Check it out here.
  10. Tomato Ginger Chutney

    Tomato Ginger Chutney

    In this recipe, the tanginess of tomatoes and tamarind, the sweetness of jaggery and the peppery spiciness of ginger come together to make a flavorful chutney. Check out the recipe here.
  11. Tomato Onion Chutney

    Tomato Onion Chutney

    Tomato Onion Chutney is a tangy chutney made with tomatoes, onions and some basic Indian spices. This chutney is a perfect companion for Idli, dosa and other South Indian breakfasts. Check out its recipe here.
  12. Onion Peanut Chutney

    Onion Peanut Chutney

    Onion Peanut chutney is a tangy chutney made with onions, peanuts and some everyday Indian spices. Check out its recipe here.

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If you try out these recipes in your kitchen, do share your experience.

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