Onion / Vengaayam/ Ulli paaya/ Eerulli Chutney
Making onion chutney is very simple and does not require lot of ingredients...this is one chutney that is mostly made for idli/dosas to dip with at my place.
Onion - 2 medium( use red onions for good taste)
Garlic - 3 or 4 pods
Red chillies - 3 or 4
Tamarind - 1 inch piece
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - few sprigs( optional)
Mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves
Cut onions into thick/big pieces. heat a tbsp of oil in a kadai and add chopped onions...saute for 2 minutes and then add garlic, tamarind and red chillies....saute/fry together till onions are transparent.Finally add coriander leaves and mix. Remove and cool for 5 - 10 minutes ...then grind in a mixer using very little water and salt. Do not grind to a fins paste, just turn in few times to grind coarsely. Temper the chutney with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves.