Tamil Style Onion Chutney
A quick & tasty chutney made of less ingredients, goes well with Idli / Dosa varieties !!
1 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal
¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing / kaayam)
2 dried red chillies
1 big onion, roughly chopped (1 big size or 2 small size)
1 teaspoon tamarind juice / extract or ½ teaspoon thick tamarind paste
Less than ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add urad dal, hing and red chillies. Fry on a low heat until crisp and fragrant.
Add chopped onion and fry until light pink color (until the raw smell of onion disappears). Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for 15 minutes.
Transfer all the ingredients into a small mixer bowl and make a smooth paste in a mixer. Do not add water when making chutney. It should be a thick chutney. Serve as a side dish with idli / dosa / vada …