Red Chutney

red chutney
This five-ingredient Indian condiment from home cook Yamini Joshi is a snap to make, thanks to flavor-packed tamarind paste and the spice blend sambar masala. Serve it with dosas. See the recipe for Red Chutney »Ingalls Photography

This five-ingredient Indian condiment from home cook Yamini Joshi is a snap to make, thanks to flavor-packed tamarind paste and the spice blend sambar masala. Serve it with dosas, the fermented lentil and rice crêpes that are a south Indian specialty. This recipe first appeared as part of the digital edition of our August/September 2014 special India issue.

Red Chutney
This five-ingredient Indian condiment for dosas from home cook Yamini Joshi is a snap to make, thanks to flavor-packed tamarind paste and the spice blend sambar masala.
Yield: makes 3/4 Cup

Ingredients

  • 12 cup sambar masala powder
  • 14 cup tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. red chile powder, such as cayenne
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Purée all ingredients with ¼ cup water in a small food processor until smooth.