CHUTNEY & RAITA

ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE / EERULLI CHUTNEY / VENGAYA CHUTNEY

Chutney is one of the crucial category in Indian cuisine. There are so many types of chutneys one can make. Among the long list of different chutneys today I have for you one easy and simple chutney made from small onions / Shallots. This Onion Chutney recipe is amazingly flavorful .With just a few very basic ingredients, this versatile Onion chutney recipe for idli, dosa is ready and tastes lip-smackingly awesome with anything and everything… Do try !!

ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE

Onion chutney is known as Eerulli Chutney ( Kannada ) and vengaya chutney ( Tamil ). Whenever i have run out of coconut, this onion chutney recipe or tomato chutney comes to my rescue.

One can use regular onions or the very flavorful small onions shallots. I usually make it with shallots as it enhances the taste and makes the chutney more delicious. The most difficult and boring work for many is peeling shallots skin . You can follow these easy steps shown here  to peel them.. makes life so easy.

If you are wondering if the smell of onion would be strong I suggest you must try it. Quick and easy to prepare and a nice change from the regular chutneys. With a slight tang, spiciness from chillies and pungent sweet taste from onions .. this chutney is a must-try .It is one of the best accompaniment with South Indian breakfast or meals, such as dosa, idli, vada and rice.

Do give a try .. here you go…

for more chutney options do check pumpkin chutney , radish chutney , tomato chutney

ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE

ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE / EERULLI CHUTNEY / VENGAYA CHUTNEY

Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Pearl onions/shallots
  • 2 tbsp Black Gram /split Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Bengal Gram /split Chana Dal
  • 4-6 nos Dry Red chillies, based on your pref
  • a big pinch Asafoetida/ hing
  • few Curry Leaves
  • small amla size Tamarind, soaked in water
  • small amla size Jaggery, optional
  • Salt to taste

To Temper ( Optional )

  • 1-2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • few few Curry Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Peel and clean pearl onions. If you want can use as such or just slice a bit .
  • Heat oil in a kadai. When the oil is hot, add urad dal, chana dal, hing ,curry leaves and red chillies .Fry on a medium heat, till dal turns golden. Take out on a plate to cool
  • Add onion to the kadai. Add salt and saute till raw smell from onions vanishes and they are cooked well.
  • Switch off . Allow to cool .
  • Transfer the fried ingredients along with salt , tamarind and little jaggery to a mixer jar .. grind to a smooth paste adding little water .
  • Transfer the onion chutney to a serving bowl .Prepare a tempering using the ingredients mentioned above . Pour it over the chutney .
  • Enjoy Onion chutney / Shallots Chutney with dosa , idli , rice etc
    ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE

Notes

  • If you don't like hing , you can skip .
  • I use coconut oil for this .If you want can use that or any oil of your choice .

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Ruchi
    July 1, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Smitha,

    I cannot have tamarind for health reasons. Can I substitute it with lemon juice or anything else?

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