Milagai thuvaiyal

This is again a chettinad spicy chutney. An excellent combination for idlies and dosas. My sis-in-law Uma gave this recipe to me. My mom makes similar red chutney with coconut, garlic and few red chillies. As the name itself implies milaga thuvaiyal is very spicy.


  • chopped onion 1 no
  • chopped tomatoes 2 nos
  • red chillies 8
  • tamarind paste 1/2tbsp
  • chopped coriander leaves 1/2 a bunch
  • mutards 1tsp
  • urad dal 1tsp
  • chana dal 1tsp
  • salt to taste
  • canola oil 2tbsp

  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustards in it. throw urad dal and chana dal into it.
  • Fry chopped onions, tomatoes and red chillies in it. Add tamarind paste and chopped coriander leaves to it. saute well. Add salt to taste.
  • Grind this fried mixture into a thick paste. serve it with idlies and dosas.


  1. Delicious and spicy..will try it next time I make idlies!

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  2. I love spicy chutneys! I'll definitely give this a go soon!

  3. Tongue tickling chutney, very tempting..

  4. this is one recipe I had been hunting to get rite. Thnx for sharing!

  5. One of my favorite chutneys to go well with idlis and dosais. yummy!

  6. spicy chutney and perfect with idly!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my space and for the lovely comments. You have a great blog too. This chutney looks super spicy and delicious.

  8. Paps that recipe is looking yummy...surely worth a try.

  9. i love this chutney..looks fabulously yummy!!

  10. love this yummy!!first time here...lovely space!!


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