South Indian Onion Chutney

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Grind Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1/2 cup - urad dal (split black gram)
  • 2-3 - dried red chillies (as per taste)
  • 2-3 - whole black pepper
  • 2 - large onions, roughly chopped
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • A small sized tamarind, a little bigger than a cherry
  • A few sprigs - curry leaves, optional
  • Salt to taste

How to Make South Indian Onion Chutney

  • In 1/2 tsp of oil, saute black gram, chillies and pepper for 1-2 minutes till the aroma hits you.
  • Now add chopped onions, salt and asafoetida and saute some more till the onions are soft.
  • Just before switching off the flame, add the curry leaves and tamarind and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • Now process this into a chutney consistency. Ideally this should be a little thicker than chutney.
  • Spoon this up with warm idlis.
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