For me, chutney was always synonym with coconut chutney. I started eating different types of chutneys after going to Bangalore. I liked to eat these chutneys with dosas or idlis. So I keep searching for these tasty chutney recipes.
This recipe is from a TV show. I am not a big fan of raw onion because of its smell. So when I saw this recipe for the first time, I thought it might smell of onions even though this chutney is fried after grinding. Thats the reason I didn’t make it for a very long time. But few weeks back, while going through my diary I found this recipe. I tried it and it was fantastic.
2 cups onion pieces
5-6 red chilies
1/4 tea spn tamarind extract (thick extract of 2-3 pieces of tamarind)
1 tea spn jaggery
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves and fry for sometime.
Grind the seasoning and all other ingredients to a paste without adding too much water.
Heat a little oil and fry the chutney till the water is evaporated and the chutney is well cooked.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 15mins
PS: I ground it to a coarse paste. But I feel it will taste better if you can grind it to smooth paste.