Monday, February 9, 2009

Onion Tamarind Chutney

First of all, thank you all for your wishes for my blog birthday. It really means a lot to me.

I learnt this recipe from my mom. There's nothing new there, huh? :)

I hated onion when i was a kid. I'm still not a fan of onion, but am using it quite a bit and i don't dislike it anymore. My mom used to make this chutney for idli/ and this chutney was an exception and my favorite even during the time i hated onion.

Ingredients :
Onions -2
Tamarind - small lemon sized
Red chillies - 3
Urad daal - 1 spoon
Channa daal - 1 spoon
Mustard seeds and hing for seasoning
Cilantro - 1/2 bunch (optional)
Salt to taste

Method :
Heat a non stick pan and heat 1 spoon of oil. Add mustard seeds and hing and when the mustard seeds pop, add the urad daal, channa daal and red chillies and fry till the daals are golden brown. Add chopped onion pieces and saute till they are translucent and add the chopped cilantro and saute for few seconds. Let it cool.
Add salt and tamarind extract and grind it. Yummy chutney is ready.

This is my entry for Ramya's Chutney Mania.
I am also sending Ridgegourd chutney , Chayote squash peel chutney, Tofu Chutney and Lentil Chutney to Chutney Mania


48 comments:

Rathna said...

Lovely chutney. I make it the same way, yeah, except for the cilantro. You have an nice, cute blog going on here. Gald I visited :-)

Cham said...

I hate the raw smell of onion, but once it is fried I am confortable to eat! Love ur chutney with an herb touch!

jeyashrisuresh said...

even my daughter to doesnt like onion,but she is a big fan of onion raitha.i dont know why.this chutney is quite new to me.
must give a try.

Vij said...

Lovely chutney!

Varsha Vipins said...

Varieties of chutneys r always my fav..loved this green one dr..:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Hi

your onion chutney looks yummy. Must be delicious with chapati.

Priya said...

My mom's chutney also the same like urs...i love this tangy chutney...looks superb dear..veetula vishesam athan ozhunga post pannala recipes ellam:d ippo as usual almost vetty ayten..lolz

Chitra said...

I love onions in any form:)Ur chutney loooks yummmm!!I have bookmarked it.will sure give a try for dosa:)

Asha said...

It's the smell of Sulphur in the raw onions which I dislike, love the smell of fried onions! :D

Beautiful looking chutney, yummy!

Happy cook said...

Chutney looks really yummy.
I have not made any kind of chutney for long.

Pavithra Kodical said...

I love onion chutney..I liked the addition of tamarind in your recipe..Will try sometime..Nice template :)

Vaishali said...

This must be really delicious with idlis or dosas. Love the onion-tamarind combination. Delicious.

Indhu said...

yummy... I too make onion chutney in a pretty similar manner... like u said, it is awesome for dosais and idlis :)

Preety said...

hey lovely recipe..but i use tamarind paste so how much would it be ??

DEESHA said...

i love onion chutney .. tastes great with idlis & dosas

Vibaas said...

thanks y'all :)

meeso said...

Sounds so good, but I hate the onion breath I get... But how can a person resist!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice color of the chutney.. looks yummy :)

Andhra Flavors said...

ohh onion and taramrind chutney! I knew onion chutney this onion and tamarind is new to me

rekhas kitchen said...

wow looks perfect and also for the event

Vibaas said...

Thx Meeso, mahi, AF and Rekha.

AF, you should try this. It has this nice tangy and spicy taste that is blended very well.

sowmya said...

nice recipe..will make it for idlis today..

Varunavi said...

yummy i love onion chutney, i add til to the onions and make chutney.
my hubby loves it

Malar Gandhi said...

I love onions so much...tho' they smell horrible while chopping...it tastes perfect after frying...love this chutney too...

Sia said...

first and foremost, Happy blog anniversary dear girl:)
i have never made onion chuteny inspite of loving onions. thanks for the recipe and i am bookmarking it to try it on weekend.

Usha said...

Love your onion chutney with tamarind and cilantro touch to it... sounds delicious....nice new look to your site :-)

AnuSriram said...

Looks spicy... Hmmm.. Makes a tasty side for anything!

Viki Xavier. said...

Yummy chutney . Good to go with any of our breakfast items.

Daily Meals said...

I love onion chutney with dosas...chutney looks yummy...

Vibaas said...

thank u all for your lovely comments :)

Sanghi said...

hi vibaas, tasty chutney. I make this often and have got so many appreciations in my hubby's place.

Do pick ur award from my blog dear!!

Madhu said...

Hi Vibaas,First time here.Your blog template looks cool.I like your chutney recipe..And i can't wait to try your bread pongal.It looks simple and delicious..

n33ma said...

chutney looks so yummy......I love onion chutney with akki roti...yummm

Yasmeen said...

Love the flavors in the chutney.Please trail back for my
token of gratitude

Ramya Bala said...

wow..very yummy...vathakittu araikarathu super illa :)very good one dear

Swapna Pravin said...

Lovely chutney. Will go good with dosa & idlies....

anubhavati said...

Hi,

Thank you for the comment...I see that you are located in Tennesse?? I live in St.Louis, Missouri. I was looking at your site. It`s nice but then I dont see any pllacce offering the index of all your recipes or the categories?? Do visit my blogsite and if possible, add me in your blogroll. Thanks, Shobha

Neena said...

thanks vibaa for writing a comment on my blog.

Katie said...

This looks very good! I like the color.

vidhas said...

Vidya, sice you are sweet, something is waiting .

Sanghi said...

Wonderful chutney.. do pick ur award from my blog :)

Paru ... said...

Made this today..Excellent recipe..

veggie belly said...

That chutney sounds very nice! and happy blogiversary!

Vibaas said...

thx for your lovely comments, friends.

Paru, glad u liked it too :)

Priya Sriram said...

Onion chutney sounds yummy... Would be great with idlis...

Onion Tamarind Chutney said...

Yes...Lovely one..

I had also given an another method here..

Try this too

Onion Tamarind Chutney

Jenni Malsingh said...

Wow, this looks very different from the tamarind chutney I make, which is very sweet and sour. Will definitely be trying this. Please see my blog if you would like to see a different kind of tamarind chutney: http://mangosoup.blogspot.com/2009/08/tamarind-and-raisin-chutney.html

Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul said...

This sounds delicious. I just found your blog, and I'm loving it!

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