Ellu (Til) Chutney

Ellu chutney is a traditional South Indian condiment made from roasted sesame seeds, coconut, and spices. It is typically served as a side dish or accompaniment to dosas, idlis, and other South Indian snacks.

Ellu chutney is known for its rich, nutty, and slightly tangy flavors. It can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days and enjoyed with various South Indian dishes or even as a spread for sandwiches and wraps. Overall, ellu chutney is a versatile and delicious condiment that adds a unique flavor to any meal.

Ellu (Til) Chutney

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: ChutneyCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Discover the rich and nutty flavors of ellu chutney, a traditional South Indian condiment. Perfect for dosas and idlis, or as a spread for sandwiches!


  • White Til (Ellu) seeds – 2 tablespoon

  • Coconut gratings – ½ cup

  • Red Chillies – 3 to 4 Nos

  • Tamarind – a small gooseberry size

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Curry Leaves – few


  • Clean the til seeds and roast them in a dry pan until they pop. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a blender, combine coconut, chillies, tamarind, the roasted til seeds, and salt. Blend until it turns into a smooth paste.
  • In a small pan, heat some oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves for seasoning. Stir this into the paste and it’s ready to serve!

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  1. HI kamala,

    I just discovered your website…i liked it a lot, esp the variety in chutneys…

    Also i wish you could include more of other cuisines also apart from the Tamil ones…:-)

    Anyway, good work and all the best.

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