Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spicy Onion Chutney

Dosas or Idlis are incomplete without Chutney. Chutney is a very good combo for breakfast. This chutney is one of my favourite and I used to prepare this so often for Idli as well as Dosa.

Onion                               - 2
Coriander Seeds              - 1 tbsp
Garlic pods                      - 2
Dried Red Chillies           - 5
Salt                                   - To Taste
Coconut (Grated)              - 1 tbsp
Fried grams                       - 1 1/2 tsp
Gingelly Oil                       - To Sauteo
Curry leaves                       - few

To Temper
Mustard Seeds                    - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal                             - 1/4 tsp


  1. In a small pan, heat 2 tsp Gingelly oil and add Onion. Saute it till it becomes light golden brown and keep aside. In the same pan, Repeat the same for Garlic pods, dried red chillies, Coriander seeds and curry leaves separately and allow it to cool.
  2. Grind the above along with Coconut, Fried grams and salt.
  3. For tempering, In a pan, heat oil and add Mustard seeds and once it splutters, add Urad dal and saute till light golden brown and remove from the flame. Add this to the ground chutney.
  4. Serve with dosa/idli.

  • If you want the chutney to be less spicy, decrease the dried red chillies accordingly.
  • If you don't have big onions, Shallots can be used and vice versa.


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