Week 2 of Blogging Marathon. My theme is cooking with onions as a main ingredient. The very first dish that came to my mind was Onion Chutney. This is a sooper dooper hit at home. My Athai makes very very crisp dosas along with this chutney and god knows how many I would have gobbled down.
Im not sure if it is only me, you can actually feel the love and affection of a person when they serve food for you. I always feel it when Janaki Paati makes Idiyappam specially for me when I visit her, in the curd rice and sauteed onion chili mix that Muthulakshmi Paati keeps ready when I come back from school , when Athai makes me the crispy dosas or makes me eat an extra Idli, when my chithi makes it a point to include Beans curry in the menu when I eat knowing that I love the veggie so much. This is all apart from my mother who knows what I like to eat and when I like to eat it also. I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful family.
Okay now to today s recipe.Its my all time favorite Onion Chutney.
Onions - 3 - 4 cut into small pieces
Red Chili - 15
Tamarind - 5 gm
Salt - to taste
Oil - as required
Mustard seeds and Urad Dal - for tempering
Here is a step by step making of the chutney
Peel Onions and cut them into small pieces
Saute the onions on a shallow pan or you can microwave it for about 5 mins with a little oil
In a shallow pan add a little oil and saute the red chili. Take care of the heat, else it will burn the red chilies and the burnt smell will ruin the taste and the color of chutney
Put the sauteed red chili along with salt and tamarind in a blender and make it into a coarse powder
Add the sauteed onion to this coarse powder and blend again
You will get a smooth paste like this. Do not add water while blending the mixture
Now , heat some oil in a pan and add the tempering agents. When they are done, add the chutney and saute well till you get the aroma of onion chutney.
Serve with crispy Dosa or hot Idli. This chutney goes well with curd rice and chapati too