Spicy and tasty Accompaniment!
Onion Chutney is another wonderful South Indian Chutney Variety that goes well with Idli / dosa. We have many different varieties of chutney. Generally I make onion chutney often than other varieties as i am a spice lover. There is a slight variation in this recipe, I have used baby onions instead of the whole onions. We can also use whole onions but shallots always has a special and unique taste.
For onion chutney, we can add a tomato or a pinch of tamarind to induce a little tanginess. My MIL used to add a tomato, but I always prefer to add tamarind. Both of variations tastes awesome and they are a perfect accompaniment for Idli / dosa. Try this version of Onion chutney (Vengaya Chutney) and share your comments! Also for other Chutney Varieties, please check here.
Preparing Onions & Grinding Ingredients
Frying Grinding Ingredients
Add tamarind and salt and grind the onions and dal to a nice paste. Heat another pan and add oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds and then remove from flame and add it to the ground Vengaya Chutney (Onion Chutney)