Gun Powder (Dry Daal Chutney)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 50
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Roast Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Gun powder or dry dal chutney recipe is a unique dressing and condiments recipe that can be made at home very easily. The best thing about this vegetarian Indian recipe is that once made, it can be stored for months.

It is very easy to use and can uplift the flavor of any dish when sprinkled as a dressing. You can learn how to make it at home by following our simple recipe guide.

Since the name of the dressing is gun powder, it has dal mix and resembles the color of gun powder. It is made from urad dal and chana dal which are then mixed with jaggery, tamarind, white sesame powder and hing to make this delicious dressing.

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  • 1 cup - urad daal
  • 1 cup - channa daal
  • 8 to 10 red chillies
  • 1 tbsp - white sesame seeds, dry roasted
  • 1/2 tsp - hing powder
  • 2 to 3 pieces tamarind
  • a small piece jaggery (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - oil

How to Make Gun Powder (Dry Daal Chutney)

  • Roast the daals together in two teaspoons of oil, till golden brown.
  • Add red chillies and roast for two minutes.
  • Add the tamarind, hing powder, sesame seeds, jaggery and salt.
  • Grind the mixture coarsely.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Mix with sesame oil and eat with idlis and dosas.
  • Can be stored for two to three months.