red chutney for masala dosa {kempu chutney}

Red Chutney is what gives the perfect taste to a Masala Dosa. It’s also called kempu chutney in Kannada . The ingredients are few but it takes the dosa to the next level.

Makes 1 cup

1 teaspoon oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1.5 teaspoons cumin seeds/jeera
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
5 big pods garlic or 10-12 small pods
12 dry red chillies (non spicy)
1/4 th cup Water to grind
Salt to taste


  • In a pan , add oil.
  • When the oil is hot , add onions , cumin and coriander seeds.
  • Roast for a minute.
  • Add garlic and red chillies.
  • Roast on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Cool the masala.
  • In a Mixer jar , add the roasted masala, salt and water.
  • Grind into a smooth paste.
  • Remove into a bowl.
red garlic chutney

How to use
Ingredients Required

Dosa Batter * Video blow
Potato filling * Video blow
Coconut chutney * Video blow
Red chutney
Oil for roasting
Ghee for roasting


  • heat a griddle on high until hot.
  • lower the flame to low and sprinkle water.
  • the griddle should be hot and at the same time cook on the top to spread the batter evenly.
  • add a teaspoon of oil and spread using a kitchen towel.
  • pour a laddle full of batter and in circular motions make a thin pan cake.
  • pour oil on the sides and cook until crisp on medium.
  • add a teaspoon of ghee for additional taste.
  • Now spread 2 teaspoons of red chutney on the dosa evenly.
  • place 2 tablespoons of potato filling and give it a minute more to cook and crisp.
  • when the dosa is golden in colour fold the dosa into half.
  • serve immediately with coconut chutney.
how to make perfect dosa batter
potato filling for masala dosa
coconut chutney for idly/dosa

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