Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vengaaya Thogaiyal/Onion Chutney

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Ingredients:

1. Big onions/vengaayam, chopped - 5
2. Mustard/kadugu - 2 tsp.
3. Black gram daal/uluththam paruppu - 1 tbsp.
4. Red chillies/sigappu milagaai - 10 to 12
5. Curry leaves/karuveppilai
6. Capsicum/kudai milagaai - half (Optional)
7. Dri tam/Tamarind powder/puli podi - 1/2 tsp.
     (or a small round of tamarind)
8. Salt to taste
9. Sugar - 1/4 tsp.
10. Oil -  coconut or refined oil - 2 tsp. and 3 tbsp.

Method:

Put 2 tsp. of oil in a kadaai.  Add mustard first and let it burst.  Add the urad Daal and chilli and curry leaves immediately.  Fry it a bit till the urad daal becomes golden brown.  Then add the chopped onions and fry again until the onion is slightly  transparent.  Let it not burn.  If you add salt, the onions become transparent easily!

Let the onions get a little bit more transparent...otherwise the chutney will be very watery!
Put all these ingredients in a mixer along with dri-tam powder or tamarind.  Grind coarsely in a mixer.  This is also tasty. But it won't stay fresh for long.  If you fry it again, the taste differs and stays longer, esp. in the Chennai heat!

Pour 3 tbsp. of oil in a kadaai. I use coconut oil for roasting the onions, which gives a nice flvour for the chutney.  This time, I use gingelly/sesame oil, which is very good for health.  Add mustard.  Let it burst.  Add the ground onion paste and stir until it becomes transparent or glossy...around 5 to 8 mts.  Chutney is ready! The raw taste of the onion will not be there in this way.

This chutney is very tasty.  You can have it with dosa, chapaathi or anything ...with bread slices too!

P.S.: My mother adds a piece of LG hing.  Fry the hing first in the hot oil and then add mustard, when you fry the ingredients for grinding. You can reduce the no. of chillies if you don't want it hot.

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EDITED TO ADD IN THE EVENING:   I am a typical Maradhi manni.  I should have posted this recipe in my recipe blog, 'Swaadhisht' .  Anyways, go through my other recipes in my recipe blog please!  I was simultaneously writing a post in Maradhi manni too...got mixed up!

15 comments :

ashok said...

looks tasty!!!

rama said...

Very easy recipe, I love this chutney.

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

Onion Chatni Very Very Superb !

Thanks for sharing the Tasty item.

You may like to go through this:

http://gopu1949.blogspot.in/2013/05/blog-post_19.html

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Sandhya said...

ASHOK: I realised after seeing your comment that I had posted this recipe in maradhi manni! Anyway, thanks for the compliment!


RAMA: Yes, this is the favourite of everyone!


VAI.GOPALAKRISHNAN: Thank you, Gopalakrishnan Sir!

Destination Infinity said...

Cross promoting your cooking blog here? :P But it's a good idea to mention it at times, because we all want to know how to cook :D

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

DESTINATION INFINITY: Now, in the morning I think, I have done a good job by posting the 'swaadhisht' post in Maradhi manni. I have to postpone posting another flower post which I was doing yesterday!

This is a tasty chutney. You can have it with bread slices too! Read more in my
'swaadhist' blog! This is fun!

BK Chowla, said...

Thouh I am quitefond of South Indian food,but,have never tasted this before.
Is it availbale with Dosa?

Sandhya said...

BK CHOWLA: Yes, it is available in hotels with dosa varieties and idly. But their chutney is like the first half of the recipe. They don't fry it in oil. That is also tasty in one way!

Renu said...

tasty and easy to make..I am going to try it..

SG said...

Nice recipe. Showed this to my wife. She said she makes it the same way minus bell pepper (capsicum). Next time, she said she will add bell pepper also.

Sandhya said...

RENU: Please try and tell me if you liked it, Renu!


SG: Thank you, SG! I love bell peppers' flavour! So, I try to include this wherever possible! My husband says that if everyone is prepared to eat, I might add it with the rice also while cooking itself!

Nowadays, we seem to get it in the market throughout the year!

Usha Pisharody said...

We make something similar called 'ulli chammandi' - literally meaning onion chutney :)
No mustard and curry leaves though. And the tamrind is optional :)
This looks really yummm!

Sandhya said...

USHA PISHARODY: Try this too and please tell me if you liked it! This might be a bit stronger than your chutney!

Malini said...

Maradhi manni, marakkadha manniya edho oru blog la pottuttele, odhu podhum :D I love reading your posts :)

Sandhya said...

MALINI: Thank you, Malini!

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