Almond Raisin Chutney for idlis,dosas,pongal etc..

Does the word Chutney remind you of the usual Coconut chutney or tomato chutney?? Time to change!! I had already posted a recipe of Apple Chutney. Now is the turn to make some nutty chutney – No not coconut but almonds…Got the basic idea from my co-sister. Almond is to be used in place of coconut and she said it tastes very similar to coconut chutney but much much healthier. I really wanted to try it out and finally today was the day 🙂 I wanted a different taste, so added some raisins and tamarind to make it sweet and sour. Tasty indeed and made in a jiffy!! No shredding of coconuts or no health concerns involved. This is a no-cook healthy chutney and is a perfect choice of chutney for idli, dosa or any other tiffin 🙂

Almond Raisin Chutney

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes


Almonds – 25
Raisins – 15
Fried Gram/ Pottukadalai – 2 tbsp
Tamarind extract from a little bigger than a marble sized piece
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Green Chillies – 3
Salt – to taste

1. Blend all ingredients except oil and mustard to a smooth paste.
2. Temper mustard seeds in oil and add to the chutney.


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