A delicious chutney, goes well with Idli / dosa varieties. Easy homestyle recipe without coconut !!
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, roughly chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
¾ teaspoon red chilli powder
2 pinches turmeric powder
¾ teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped (pick well ripe, 2 big size or 3 small size)
Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and garlic. Fry till pink in color.
Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute on a low heat for 2 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes and salt. Mix well and fry for 2 - 3 minutes. Do not add water.
Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until tomato - onion mixture thickens. Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for 15 minutes.
Transfer this mixture to a small mixer bowl and blend till smooth. Do not add water. Consistency of the chutney should be thick.
For seasoning (optional):
1 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
¼ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
3 curry leaves
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera and fry until fragrant on a low heat. Add curry leaves and fry till crisp. Pour the seasoning over chutney and serve with idli / dosa / pongal / vada / pakoda …