Traditional Onion Chutney

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1/2 lb - Onions
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 2 inch piece of cinnamon, broken into little pieces
  • 6 - cardamoms, bruised
  • 6 - cloves, bruised
  • Crushed dried Red chillies or Cayenne Pepper Powder to taste
  • 2 tsp - Sugar
  • A few Curry Leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 - 3 tbsp - crushed Maldives fish or 1/4 tsp - shrimp paste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup - oil

How to Make Traditional Onion Chutney

  • Slice the onions thinly in half circles.
  • Let the mustard seeds splutter in hot oil. Add the onions along with cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and chillies. Stir occasionally.
  • Add salt, sugar, curry leaves and cook under med-low heat till the onion is caramelised.
  • If you are using optional seasoning, add it to the pan and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Oil may start to show on the side. Cool and store in a dry jar.
  • Serve with rotis, dosa, etc.