Onion Chutney


Onions - 2
medium sized
Dried red chilies - 6 nos
Black gram dal - 1 tbsp
Cilantro leaves - 1/2 bunch

Coriander powder - 2/3 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp

Salt - acc to taste

Tamarind - half lemon sized

Oil - 1/2 tsp
For tempering:
mustard seeds - 1/8tsp

Cumin seeds - 1/8 tsp

Curry leaves - a sprig or two

Asafoetida - a pinch(optional)

Oil - 1 tsp

Dry roast the black gram dal along with red chilies. Grind these into powder without adding any water. Chop the onions, fry them in the oil til they turn slightly brown and let them cool off a bit. Grind the dry mixture(black gram dal & red chilies) along with onions, cilantro leaves, coriander & cumin powder, tamarind and salt. Add a little water as needed. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin & mustard seeds, when they start sputtering add asafoetida along with curry leaves. Pour this over the chutney and serve with hot rice or dosa

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