Recently we had a potluck at one of our friends house. As we are the only South Indians in that group, I usually prepare some thing in south Indian style. So this time it was adai dosa and onion chutney. Everyone absolutely loved it. Onion chutney was a super hit 🙂
This is one of the most simplest chutney that I love. This has the slight sweetish and quite a spicy taste. When ever you want a nice spicy chutney for idli/dosa/adai/oats dosa do give this as an accompaniment, it tastes best together.
Shallots : 15 or Onion : 1 large ( I prefer shallots for this recipe)
Red Chili : 4
Tamarind Paste : 1 tablespoon
Sesame Oil : 1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves : Few
Salt : 1 teaspoon (adjust accordingly)
Water : as needed to grind
- Peel the skin of shallots or onion and dice to small pieces.
- Heat half a tablespoon of oil in a pan. When it is hot add the red chili by breaking it.
- Next add the pieces of onion/shallots and mix.
- After 3 to 4 mins, add the tamarind paste and mix.
- Let onions turn translucent. When it is almost pink in color, stop and let it cool.
- Put it in a mixer and grind it well with water and salt to a fine paste. Check for salt and adjust accordingly.
- Now heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a small pan.
- When hot add mustard seeds, urad dal. Let it splutter and urad dal turns slight golden brown. Add the curry leaves and when it splutters, mix this in the chutney.
- Easy Onion chutney is ready 🙂