Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Onion-tomato chutney

              Onion-tomato chutney is one of the popular side dishes served with Idly/ dosai.

Serves up to 3 people
Preparation time: 15 minutes


1 large onion
1 large tomato
2 cloves of garlic
3-4 red chillies
1/4 cup of urad dhal
cherry-sized tamarind
1 tbsp of sesame oil
pinch of asafoetida
salt as required

For seasoning:
1 tsp of mustard
5 curry leaves


1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in the pan and add urad dhal to the pan. Roast the dhal till it turns golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
2.Add the chopped onion and garlic to the pan saute for 3 minutes and then add chopped tomatoes, red chillies to the pan. Saute well for 5 minutes. 
3.Allow them to cool and then grind  the sauteed onion, tomato,  red chillies, urad dhal, asafoetida, garlic, tamarind and salt together to a smooth paste.
4.Onion-tomato chutney is ready. Heat 1 tsp of oil and add the seasoning. Transfer the seasoning to the chutney.

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