Thursday, April 24, 2008

Onion Coriander Chutney

You will need:

  • 2 red onions (chopped finely)
  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • ¼ tomato (chopped finely)
  • ¼ tsp tamarind paste
  • ½ bunch of coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • ¼ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp channa dal
  • 4 dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt for taste
For tempering:
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tbsp channa dal
  • ¼ tbsp urad dal
  • 1 stalk of curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp oil


Step 1:

Finely chop onion. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion, red chillies, channa dal and grated ginger into it and saute it till it turn translucent.

Step 2:

Then add chopped tomato, grated coconut, tamarind paste and coriander leaves and saute it till it get rid of the raw smell of cilantro. Now switch off the heat and allow it to cool.

Step 3:

Grind to a fine paste by adding some water when its cool.

Step 4:

For tempering heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and channa dal. When it splutters add ural dal, curry leaves and red chillies. Then add the ground paste to it. Add salt.

Step 5:

If you want to add more water add at this stage. But i prefer thick chutney. Adjust the tamarind paste and salt according to your taste. Enjoy with steaming idli's and dosa.

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