Onion chutney - Vengaya chutney is best accompanied with idli, dosa, upma or appams. As onions are known as vengaya in Tamil language. It is very common and famous in all south Indian homes. It is a perfect mixture of onions, chana dal, dry red chillies which are fried in oil and blended well with tamarind and jaggery makes it spicy and tangy.
This delicious Onion chutney is made up with basic ingredients onions, chana dal, red chillies, tamarind and jaggery and is made in less than 10 minutes. It tastes well with idli, dosa, upma or appams.
Lets see this south Indian Onion chutney for Idli and Dosa recipe...
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Quantity: 1.25 Cups
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Taste: Chilly Spicy
How to make chutney?
Take 2 medium size Onions and chopped them finely
Heat the pan
Add 2 spoon Oil and let it heat
When oil is heated add 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
Put 3-4 dry Red Chillies and stir it
Add 2 teaspoon roasted Chana Dal
Stir it for 2 minutes
Then add chopped Onion and stir it continuously till onion becomes golden brown
Add 1 teaspoon Tamarind
Add 1 teaspoon Salt
Put 1 teaspoon Jaggery
Blend it to smooth
Take it out in bowl
Take tadka pan
Add 1 teaspoon Oil and heat it
Add 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon Urad dal, pinch of hing, 1 dry Red Chilli, 4-5 Curry Leaves.
Pour this tadka on blended chutney
Ready to serve
Variations of Onion Chutney
By keeping this chutney as base, we can add different ingredients/vegetables in this chutney. Like you can add tomato/carrot/spinach/mint/coriander leaves and many more your favorite vegetables to give a twist to this chutney.
How to preserve Onion Chutney?
This is wet chutney. Its shelf life is 1-2 days and it has to be stored in a refrigerator.
How to serve Onion Chutney?
How to increase the taste of while eating ?
You can your favorite vegetables like Tomato/Spinach/Carrot/Beetroot/Mint Leaves/Coriander Leaves while blending this chutney. Which can add your favorite taste to it.
Benefits of Onion Chutney
The main ingredient of this chutney is Onion. Onions can easily add to our meal. Hence, let's see the benefits of onion…
Disadvantages of Onion
Different recipes of Onions
Onion is the basic ingredient used in Indian meals. It is used in curries, parathas, chutneys, snacks and many more.
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My experience with Onion Chutney
While travelling in south India, we ate this chutney at a restaurant and were curious about it. It tastes so good due to its delicious and tangy taste. After trying it several times, I got the same south Indian taste. Its due to proper procedure followed. Now, its undetachable side dish with south Indian dishes cooked at my Home. The major benefit of this chutney is its time efficient.
Is it good to eat onions everyday?
We can eat onions which are cooked in our regular food everyday.
What happens if I eat a lot of onions?
Anything eaten in large quantities is not good for health.
Do onions boost the immune system?
Onions are riched in immune boosting nutrients which helps to keep good immune system
Can I eat raw onion everyday?
We can eat moderate amount of raw onion everyday
Is it good to eat onion at night?
Some people may face problem of gas and bloating
This Onion Chutney - Vengaya Chutney which is best complemented with South Indian dishes like idli & dosa is delicious and easy to cook. It gives a perfect sour and tangy taste. Try it, Share it.
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