Yogurt Chutney

Yogurt Chutney
Yogurt Chutney

Yogurt Chutney

Yogurt Chutney is great paired with dosas and pudas. It is a great and less time-consuming variation from the more commonly used chutneys, such as coconut chutney.
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Course Chutney, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • ¼ cup chana dal
  • 1 tsp oil
  • tsp asafetida hing
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 4 whole red chilies adjust to taste
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds mathi dana
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Lemon juice as needed


  • Dry roast the chana dal on medium heat until the dal has changed color to a light brown. Set the dal aside.
  • Heat the oil in a small frying pan on medium heat.
  • Stir-fry the red chilies until become a dark color.
  • Add asafetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and fenugreek seeds.
  • Stir-fry for few seconds until seeds crack.
  • Next, grind the chana dal and spices to a powder and blend with the yogurt.
  • Add salt and lemon juice if needed.


  • Before mixing yogurt, chutney powder can be store for few months in airtight jar.
  • Mix the yogurt just before serving.
  • Mix the chutney powder with cream cheese and use as sandwich spread.
Keyword chana, chutney, Dal, dosa, Gluten Free, Plain Yogurt, puda
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15 thoughts on “Yogurt Chutney

  1. Dear Manjulaji,
    y’day only i have got your site thru net and I am so happy to see various recipies with tips. It is very easy to cook following your instructions, in simple manner you have given how to cook, i think first time i have seen. I am maharashtrian, but we dont eat onion and garlic. Its very useful for me to try your recipies.
    I make punjabi style paneer, mushroom & vegetable. I use tomato puree and khaskhas (i think it is called poppy seeds), ginger, coriander, kaju paste for gravy + red chilli pwd (or sunday masala). You can try this. Thanks Mam.

  2. Hi Manjula.

    I got the reference to your site today by one of my friend who is on facebook. And i am really glad to see so many dishes… I have one doubt in this receipe of yoghurt chutney, you have asked us to used chana dal, so which chana dal is this ? the yellow colour or the white colur which we use in coconut chutney ? please advise


  3. Thank you Ma’am. You remind me of my mother. How can u make cooking look so easy ??? You just gave me a reason to fight wid my wife…I can tell her cook it’s easy !!

  4. Manjulaji,

    I like your recipes very much…they extremely simple and easy to make!!
    I had a question about this yogurt can I use any other dal other than chana dal as I am allergic to chana?

    Thank you

  5. Hi Manjula Maam,

    I am a regular visitor of your website.I must admit ,you have inspired me on how to cook simple and delicious food by using an easy step.I have tried parathas and they came out very nice and my husband just loved the way I cooked it.
    Thank you very much for sharing the recipes.

  6. Namaste Manjulaji

    Being a food lover, I discovered your site on youtube. I was very impressed by your simple and easy to follow cooking style. I found you to be the best on Youtube.

    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes free of cost. Thanks also for sharing the tips that is equally important. I have forwarded your site address to a number of people.

    I would suggest you to write a book . It will be very helpful for both the new cooks and the ones who are already good cooks.

    Please do share with us your recipes for pregnancy for vegetarians like me. It will be great!!

    Please thank your husband on my part for the good videography. Very enterprising couple , I must say!!

    Keep up the good work, m’am.

    Thanks and Best Regards

  7. Hello Manjula aunty,

    I tried this with Dried Roasted Chana Dal…..

    In gujarati we call….Daariya Daal…hope u know. with this it required less frying of chana dal.

    Your shown recipes ….comes out very yummy!! if u got any published book then kindly do inform me!!

    Thanks and see u soon in yournext recipe.


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