Coriander Leaves Chutney (with onion, garlic and tomato) - A delicious chutney, goes well with idli, dosa, vada, pakoda ... This type of Malli chutney is popular in several restaurants in Chennai.
1 tablespoon oil
1 onions, roughly chopped
10 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 bunch (1 cup ) coriander leaves , wash & roughly chopped ( including stem )
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
Heat oil in a pan on a medium heat. Add chopped onions and fry till light golden in color.
Add chopped garlic and fry light golden in color.
Reduce the heat to low and add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Gently sauté on a low heat for 1 minute until the raw smell goes.
Add chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well ( do not add water ).
Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes ( till tomato - onion - coriander mixture thickens ).
Allow the mixture to cool naturally and make a smooth paste in a mixture ( Do not add water ).
Serve with Dosa / Idli / Medu Vada / Pakoda / Bonda ..