Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Onion Chutney

Here’s a recipe for a chutney that couldn’t be easier to prepare. It needs just two ingredients-onions and red chillies. This is something I learnt from my mother.
It serves as the perfect accompaniment to
idlis and dosas.


Ingredients:
5 medium onions, chopped
7-10 red chillies
2 Tbsp oil
Salt

Method:
Heat oil in a large pan and add the chopped onions followed by salt. Sauté for 2-3 minutes and then add the red chillies. Continue to sauté on medium heat till the onions cook down and turn soft and brown. This takes almost 20 minutes.

Cool the mixture and grind to a smooth paste.

Serve with dosas.
This is my entry for Zorra’s Onion Day celebrations.

56 Burps:

bee said...

my mom's ulli chammanthi was the best. but each time i make it, it tastes bitter. wonder why.

Nags said...

i make this chutney most often at home. even have a post in my blog :) i often add tomatoes when i am too lazy to chop all those onions.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks mouthwatering !! I like this onion chutney...Simple yet yummy to eat...:)

zorra said...

I love chutneys and I'm sure this on is excellent!

Thank you for joining 2nd Onion Day.

Rajitha said...

yumm..it looks soo good..we have a version of the same chutney with some modi...love the pic :)

Asha said...

My MIL makes this adding saaru powder to it. Looks yum and a great entry.I am sure Z will be happy!:))

Anita said...

That's all there is to this chutney?! I have been trying to get a recipe forever. I am making this right away with dosas! My son is going to be so pleased - he always asks me to make this but I didn't have a recipe. The ones I tried earlier had too many ingredients...Oh, this is so good, and perfect timing. Thank you, thank you!

Cynthia said...

That's it? That's all. I'm gonna try this.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice chutney! We call this karachutney! You are tagged for a meme! :) Check my blog dear!

Laavanya said...

I've been waiting for this recipe ever since you mentioned you were having your mom's ulli chutney with rava dosai :) My onion chutney has urad dhal and puli but this is so simple and must taste really spicy. mmmm...

Kribha said...

Really...Just the two is enough for this delicious chutney? I have to do this. Thanks for sharing it.

Seema said...

I love this one! Its perfect for idlis & dosas.. smear this on the inside of the dosa & it tastes great! Thanks for a nice recipe.

Happy cook said...

It looks so delicious. Yummm

Rina said...

Ummm!! love this chutney dear. Always made by my GM and mom, where they made idlies and sometimes by me too. Yours looks very yummy.Thanks

Cris said...

Oh girl! You really surprised me with this one, it looks beautiful and I had never heard of onion chutney, love it!

Richa said...

very tempting, slurrrrp!
congrats on winning the cookbook! btw what was the rcp u entered?

Manasi said...

Nice and simple!!! i'm surprised no cumin, no tomatoes!! WOW!!!

Shweta said...

That looks great! Simple and delish!

Namratha said...

I love Onion chutney, any way its made!Yours looks nice..

Mallugirl said...

onion chutney is one of my fav..which kind of onions do u use? regular or shallots? i use shallots and add some tamarind too.

musical said...

Not just idli and dosai, this one lights up many a bread toast for lazy people like me :-D. i want some now.

Rachel said...

My amma makes it too but in a different way..She grinds shallots and tamarind and adds oil to it!

Sreelu said...

TBC, it cannot get any simpler then this, like bee when ever I tried it turns out bitter too. wonder what I am doing wrong.

Rajitha said...

congrats on winning the book girl....and yep..i know u are honest and a good bud..u think i would remove the WV otherwise huh huh?? ha ha....

Seena said...

Me too have one, but color is so different..

Grihini said...

i love onions in all format ..even raw! :)

Susan said...

That's just too, too easy! I love jars of condiments cluttering up my fridge. Just a spoonful can snazz up the simplest meals.

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks good. We too make it to spread on the dosas.

Kajal said...

Peach and Mascarpone cups looks yummy my dear.

First time heard about onion chutney. Looks delicious I will try!!!

Good day.:)

Linda said...

That looks so yummy TBC! Spicy and thick :)

Also enjoying the little sauce dish -- is that antique?

aparna said...

Make this too but with a bit of urad dal and tamarind. Adding half a tsp of raw coconut oil adds a lovely flavour and taste ( even though I don'treally like coconut oil).

Siri said...

Love the Onion Chutney!

Mona said...

Wow, looks fab!

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SMN said...

Hi lovely chutney recipe...

swapna susarla said...

I love this chutney.adding some jaggery or sugar will give a superb taste to this one.

Shankari said...

my fav chutney, we add a tiny bit of tamrind :)

Shankari said...

my fav chutney, we add a tiny bit of tamrind :)

Kumudha said...

I love chutneys. Thanks for the simple recipe. It sounds delicious!

bindiya said...

So simple and yet sooo good!

Purnima said...

Hey TBC..was here to post comment on the pineapple pudding..got to see this chamanthi..its my fave and i learnt it from hubby's grandmom..its too delicious to resist!!! I have posted it along with dosa last week.
Btw-even after reading your post of pineapple pudding, with condensed milk, i made a error, i used fresh strawberries so it hasnt set..nevertheless the taste is awesome! i used 2 tins of 90gms condensed milk, 2 1/2 tsp of cherry flavoured gelatin and 5 big st.berries...its awesome..thks for posting it..shall try pineapple too..but hunting for unflavoured gelatin...tc..tks..

Purnima said...

TBC..just a query..you hv tagged this chutney under spring onions..did u experiment with spring onions or hv u used our indian red onion here?

Sig said...

oh wow, my mom used to make it, I had completely forgotten about how easy and tasty the simple onion chutney is... yummm...

TBC said...

Thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate your comments. Unfortunately, I am unable to respond to each comment separately due to time constraints.
I will see you soon on your blogs :-)

Rajitha- what is modi? :-(
and thank you ...I've never won anything before!



Richa-thanks:-)The recipe I entered was "Pazham Pori" (plantain fritters)



Mallugirl-I used equal amounts of red onions and sweet Vidalia onions.


Linda- that is actually one of a set of dessert bowls that I picked up at a garage sale. Doesn't it look pretty? :-)

Priyanka said...

wow onion chutney is quite unique to me...am bookmarking the recipe.

Shella said...

I can never ever have enough of this variation of the chammandi. Gosh, it really makes me have a whole bowl of just pure ulli chammandi!! Nothing else. The spicier & tangier the better!!

aparna said...

This is in reply to your reply to my question!!!
I live at Kakkanad, too.

Prajusha said...

onion chutney looks lovely.perfect for dosa ,iddli:)

aparna said...

Hi again,
Just to say I have tagged you for a meme. No compulsions. Please see http://mydiversekitchen.blogspot.com/2007/12/been-tagged-and-meme.html
Thanks.

Cris said...

Hey sweetie, are you away for the holidays? Miss you. Hope you have a good one! Take care.

Happy cook said...

Hi TBC are you ok. Hope you are fine. Not heard from you for long. Just checking

Kamini said...

Looks extremely delicious and easy to boot. Dosas are a staple at home. This will be tried out very very soon.

SteamyKitchen said...

very easy recipe! I think this would taste great on top of my roasted potatoes too.

Happy New Year to you too!

xo, jaden

TBC said...

Thanks, Kamini. Do let me know how you like it.


Jaden- Now there's something I would never have thought of!

Divya Vikram said...

nice chutney recipe..will try this tonight for dosas..Thanks for sharing

TBC said...

Divya- this is my mom's recipe and u can never go wrong with those! I love how it only has 2 main ingredients. It is also very easy to make.:-)
You'll like it, I'm sure.:-)

Rumela said...

Yum,Yum and YUM!!!!! I love chutney so much. How nice your onion chutney recipes. this is such a nice and interesting recipe. I ve never heard of it before but sounds delicious. ooooooooh! my mouth is watering. Can't wait to try it. i ll make this weekend when my hubby will be at home. thank you for shearing your post.

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