Friday, January 10, 2014

Kaara Chutney (Spicy Onion-Tomato Chutney)

This is an authentic Chettinad style Kaara chutney which goes very well with Idly, Dosa or Wheat Dosa. If hot and spicy chutney's are your favorite, then this is the one to go to. If you wish to reduce the spiciness, just soak the red chillies in water for 10-15 minutes, squeeze and use it along with the other ingredients. This is such a simple and easy to make recipe. Now, off to the recipe!


Small Onions - 10-15 numbers
Tomato - 1, ripe and medium in size
Garlic - 2 cloves
Red Chillies - 2 or 3 (try using byadagi chillies, they give a nice color to the dish)
Salt as required

For Seasoning

Oil, mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves as per taste


Grind together the onions, tomato, garlic, red chillies and salt to a smooth paste. You can also add a small piece of tamarind if you want the chutney to be tangy and spicy. Do not add any water to this mixture.

Heat oil in a pan, do the tempering and add the ground mixture. Cook on medium flame until the mixture oozes out oil. Spciy kaara chutney is ready to be enjoyed with any kind of idly or dosa!!

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