Saturday, February 7, 2015

Onion Tomato Chutney | Red Chutney | Easy Thakkali Vengaya Chutney

Onion Tomato Chutney | Red Chutney | Easy Thakkali Vengaya Chutney is the best match for soft idlies and sponge dosas.  My grandma used to make this chutney by grinding manually and we ate as many number of idlies/dosas until when we were asked to stop dumping anymore. Those were the days, we used to keep on moving, hardly sit at one place and so whatever we ate, would get digested immediately. Of course our metabolism would be higher at younger age.

Coming to the recipe, there are many methods of preparing this chutney and this recipe, which I’m going to share here is the simplest one. This simple onion-tomato chutney, with the right combination of onion, tomato and spice powder  would be a perfect accompaniment for our South Indian breakfast like idli, dosa, idiyappam, kuzhi paniyaram, etc.
For grinding:
  • Onion (chopped) – ½ cup
  • Tomatoes (chopped) – ¾  cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste.

For seasoning:
  • Gingelly oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal – 1 tsp
  • Shallots (finely chopped) – 5 Nos
  • Curry leaves – few.

  1. Grind all the ingredients given to a fine paste. No need to add water.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai, season with mustard and urad dhal.
  3. Then add finely chopped onion and curry leaves. Sauté till onion becomes translucent.
  4. To this add the ground paste with ½ cup of water. Allow it to boil.
  5. Cook covered in simmer for about 5 minutes.

Tasty Vengaya Thakkali Chutney is ready to enjoy with hot steaming idlies | spongy dosas. We have enjoyed this chutney with Mudakathan Dosa and we always have this chutney with a tablespoon of sesame oil over it.
  • Depending on the sourness of tomatoes, qty of red chilli powder may be varied.

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