Monday, October 7, 2013

Quick Onion Tomato Chutney (அவசர சட்னி)

Preparation time :5 minutes     
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves 3 
Difficulty :  Easy

There are many versions of making onion tomato chutney. This recipe does not need the  grinding part and we can make it in a jiffy with minimum ingredients. Hence, in our family, we name it as “Avasara Chutney” (அவசர சட்னி).  But don’t under estimate its taste, I can assure that it tops every other chutneys.  

I am categorizing this chutney under Bachelor’s recipe since it does not need grinding and more over, it needs only one vessel! You can make it in large quantities and keep it in a refrigerator for a week’s use. With store bought ready made idli flour, you can enjoy this chutney with hot steaming idlies or dosas!


Ingredients:
  • Big Onion (finely chopped) – 2 Nos. (or)                                                                                 Shallots (finely chopped) - ½ cup
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 2 Nos.
  • Red chilli powder – 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste
For seasoning:
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Gingelly oil – 2 tbsp

Method:
  1. Pour oil in a kadai, season with the items given “for seasoning”.
  2. Add onions and sauté till it  becomes tender and turns light golden colour.
  3. Add tomatoes and required salt, sauté until the tomatoes get mashed well. Close it with a lid and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add red chilli powder, sauté well till the raw smell of chilli powder fades away.
  5. Add ½ cup of water, stir everything well, bring it to boil for 2 minutes.



Your quick onion tomato chutney is ready to be enjoyed with hot steaming idlies or crispy dosas! It can even be had with chapatti, curd rice, etc.

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