Quick and Flavorful Onion Chutney Recipe (Vengaya Chutney)

An aromatic and flavourful side dish for idlis or dosas and that too something to be done in a jiffy, theis chutney is known as Avasara Chutney - Urgent chutney in our family as this is done when ppl say we dont want milagaipodi which is always available at home. This chutney is very tasty and also bursting with flavours. A favourite dish for every one at home and this is taught by my Mother in law. This is a recipe that is pungent and also sweet due to the onions. The best part of this dish is that you can also mix it with steaming hot rice and a spoon of gingely oil too.

Onions - 2 medium sized (increase the quantity if you are making this for more people)
Red Chiily round - 4 nos
Tamarind - small gooseberry size or 1/2 tbsp Tamarind paste
Crystal salt - Kal uppu - 1/2 tsp

For tempering:
Gingely Oil - 4tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a hard bottom flat pan. Chop the onions roughly and add it to the oil along with the red chillies and tamarind. Saute the onions till they become golden brown but ensure that you are not browning them. Add the salt over the onion and if you are adding the tamarind paste add it at this time. Let it cool down. Grind it to a coarse paste. Dont add too much of wate just 2 tbsp of water. Do not add more than that as the chutney will turn watery which should not be the consistency. Spread the curry leaves on the chutney.

Heat the remaining 2 tbsp of oil in a tadka pan, add the mustard seeds and when it splutter add it on top of the curry leaves.


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