Ellu Thuvaiyal – Sesame Chutney

November 17, 2014 Chutney RecipesTirunelveli Style Recipes  5 comments


Ellu Thuvaiyal / Sesame Chutney is an easy and healthy chutney with sesame seeds. It pairs perfectly with Ulutham Paruppu Sadham which I had posted last week. No tempering is required as such for this ellu thuvaiyal. Thuvaiyal is normally a chutney that is in thick consitency, If u want to serve this with idli/dosa u can adjust the consistency accordingly.

Now to the recipe…


[Preparation Time – 5 mins : Cooking Time- 10 mins]


  • Sesame Seeds (Black or white) – 3 tbsp
  • Coconut (grated) – 1/2 cup
  • Red Chillies – 3
  • Salt – as needed
  • Tamarind – Small gooseberry size


  • Heat a pan and dry roast sesame seeds until it splutters. Do this in low-medium flame.Keep it aside. In the same pan roast red chillies and set it aside.

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  • In a mixer, take grated coconut, roasted sesame seeds, red chillies, salt and tamarind and grind it into a thick paste. Add very little water for ease of grinding.

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Thats it!! Ellu Thuvaiyal / Sesame Chutney is ready.

Serve it with Urad Dal Rice or idli/dosa too.



  1. U can temper the chutney with mustard and urad dal if u want.
  2. Do not burn the sesame seeds while roasting, else ellu thuvaiyal will taste bitter.

5 comments to Ellu Thuvaiyal – Sesame Chutney

  • veena  says:

    looks so yum and healthy too

  • Sindhiya  says:

    Ellu is my favorite…looks delicious!!

  • sona  says:

    healthy thogayal, looks delicious.

  • Jayanthisindhiya  says:

    Lovely chutney,my hubby’s fav

  • Shobha  says:

    A new & delicious chutney…….must try this.

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