Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Small onions chutney

Yet another tasty chutney / side dish for Idly / Dosa....Once small onions are peeled it can be done quickly


Ingredients
Part 1 - Saute
  • Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Red chilly - 3 nos
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Small onions - 20 nos
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Garlic - 2 pods (optional)
  • Tamarind - small goseberry sized ball
Part 2 - During grinding
  • Roasted gram dhal / Potukadalai - 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut scrapings - little (optional)
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
Part 3 - Seasoning
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dhall - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - few
Method
Step 1 - Saute
  • Heat oil in a small kadai. Put red chillies, spray hing and add garlic.Fry till the raw smell of the garlic disappears
  • Add small onions and saute them till it becomes golden brown
  • Put roughly chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft
  • Add tamarind and swirl it once.Switch off the stove and allow it to cool

Step 2 - Grinding
  • Take the sauteed items in a mixer jar.Add potukadalai and coconut scrapings to it
  • Grinding it without adding water and transfer it into a bowl
Step 3 - Seasoning
  • Heat oil in a small iron ladle or kadai.Splutter mustard seeds, urad dhall and curry leaves
  • Drop it into the chutney and mix well

Yummy small onions chutney is ready.Serve it with Idly / Dosa