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Gun Powder

4 from 2 votes

Gun powder or Dry powder chutney is usually served with idli or dosa in South India. This homemade gun powder is made with combination of dals and various spices. One can vary the spices as per taste. I like it less spicy so have added less chilies. But can opt for more 🙂
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBrunch, Lunch
Servings 4


  • Black Gram Urad Dal - 80 gms
  • Bengal Gram Chana Dal - 20 gms
  • Whole Red Chili - 2-3 pcs
  • Asfoetida powder hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few sprigs


  • Roast the dals in a non-stick pan/tawa on low heat till light brown. Roast the whole chilli lightly.
  • Grind all the above with other spices in a mixer grinder to a fine powder.
  • How to use it as Chutney - Take 1 tablespoon of gun powder and 1 tsp of sesame oil or melted ghee. Mix well. Smear on idli or dosa.


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Richa Gupta
Richa Gupta

I love to explore healthy way of cooking in my kitchen. I share my creations on my YouTube channel "Healthy Kadai"

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