p Box o' Spices: Onion-tomato chutney

Friday, January 26, 2007

Onion-tomato chutney

Dosa - chutney is the ultimate South Indian breakfast. Actually idli and chutney used to be the standard breakfast every week day during my childhood. When you have the batter made it's one less meal to plan. This is my favorite chutney and I make it quite often. DH loves his peanut chutney... no surprise for an Andhra guy I guess. But onion-tomato chutney is slowly becoming one of his favorites too.

Onions: 2 medium. coarsely chopped
Tomato: 1. coarsely chopped
Red chilies: 3-4 (or according to taste)
pinch of tamarind
Mustard, split urad dal, curry leaves for seasoning

Heat some oil and add the onions and chilies. Fry for a couple of minutes and add the tomatoes. Fry until soft. Remove from heat. You can wait for it to cool a bit before grinding. Add salt, tamarind and grind until smooth. Do not add any water. Heat some oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves and add to chutney. Serve with hot idlis or dosa.

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At 1:47 AM, Blogger Menu Today said...

I love this chutney with hot idlis.
Nice chutney , thanks for sharing

At 2:40 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Thanks Menu today.

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Asha said...

Hi SL! Always good to see such comforting food on a morning.Infact I am making masala dosa today with chanadal chutney.I want to try this too.Kooks delicious.Thanks.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Hi Asha
mmmm masala dosa. maybe I will post that sometime. with my version of the masala. Chana dal chutney sounds interesting.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Sandeepa said...

First time to your blog, very colourful and spicy !!!
The dosa and chutney looks great

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Hi Sandeepa
Welcome!!! and thanks.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Krithika said...

Looks delicious !

At 12:48 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Thanks Krithika!

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Shiva said...

does ginger and garlic also go into this recepie?

At 8:44 PM, Blogger leena said...

Hey visiting your blog for the first time.. So colorful! Nice recipes. One suggestion ..If you explain the dish next to the original name would be very helpful for those who dont identify the dish. For eg i am from North of India and i cant understand whats Vazhakai Poriyal..
Thanks and continue the wonderful recipes


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