Kara Chutney, a famous chutney in Chettinad Cuisine. A perfect accompaniment for Idli / Dosa / Oothappam. A delightful side dish for spice lovers.

Kara Chutney
Kara Chutney

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Servings4

Ingredients:
Onion2
Tomato1
Red Chillies10
Garlic Cloves5-6
Tamarind1 small pinch
SaltTo Taste
Oil2 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds1/2 teaspoon
Curry LeavesFew

Method:
  1. Heat a tawa, add oil and when the oil is hot, add red chillies and tamarind and saute them for a minute. Take them in the mixer.
  2. Add the chopped onions and garlic clovers to the pan along with a pinch of salt and saute them for 2 minutes. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute them for another 5 minutes in medium flame. 
  3. Then switch off the flame and allow them to cool off. Then take the sauted ingredients to the mixer and add salt and grind it to a nice paste
  4. Heat another pan, and add oil. Add the mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add curry leaves, and remove from flame
  5. Add the seasoned ingredients to the ground chutney and mix well
  6. Serve the yummy Kara Chutney with Idli  and Dosa.
  7. Kara Chutney
    Kara Chutney

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