The simple onion chutney recipe
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Serves: 3
Onion chutney is a popular side dish among south Indians. Here’s a quick and easy way to prepare onion chutney for your breakfast.
  • Main ingredients
  • Pearl onions - 1 Cup
  • Garlic cloves (optional) - 5-8
  • Red chillies - 6-8 (depending upon the type of chilli you use and the spice level you prefer, you can adjust this accordingly)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • To temper:
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Oil - ½ tsp
  • Curly leaves - a bunch
  1. Take a kadai and add a tablespoon of oil.
  2. Add the red chillies and garlic cloves.
  3. Once the chillies and garlic have got cooked slightly remove them from the kadai and keep aside.
  4. In the same kadai, add the onions and saute until the onion becomes translucent.
  5. Remove the onions from the kadai and allow them to cool.
  6. Grind onions, garlic, red chillies along with salt and a tablespoon of water.
  7. Add ½ tsp of oil in the same kadai and add urad dhal.
  8. Once it slightly changes color, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  9. Add in the curry leaves and immediately switch off the stove.
  10. Remove from heat and top the chutney with this seasoning.
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