Onions could be used as healthy chutney alternative to be had along with idli or dosa.
For the diet conscious, who want to follow a healthy diet regimen, onions can replace the coconut as idli or dosa accompaniment. In south India, onion chutney is usually prepared to be served with idli.
There are various ways to preparing the onion chutney. Try this easy one.
1 Big Onion (cut to thick slices)
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Pinch Cumin seeds
2 Whole Red chillies /per taste
½ tsp Tamarind puree
Salt to taste
1 Generous Pinch Asafoetida
½ Tsp Mustard Seeds
6-8 Curry Leaves
½ Tsp Oil
– Dry roast the urad dal, cumin seeds and red chillies till the urad turns light brown in colour. Keep aside.
– Dry roast chopped onions separately.
– In a mixer grinder grind Urad dal, cumin seeds and red chillies along with salt to a fine powder. Now add in the onions, tamarind pulp and a little water and make it into a paste.
– In a pan heat oil and add asafetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds start to splutter add it to the chutney and mix it well. Serve it along with idli or dosa.
Tip: The chutney can be refrigerated and can also be served cold. There will not be much difference in its taste.