January 05, 2015

Shallots Chutney (Traditional Chinna Vengayam Chutney)

Shallots are tastier and healthier than ordianry onions. For all traditional tiffin items, in southern parts of Tamilnadu, this chutney is made. This tastes very delicious to have with hot idlis, dosas and even with Chapathis... 

See also the Chutney recipes : Green Chutney, Onion and Garlic Chutney, Traditional Coconut Chutney, Spicy Chutney, Tomato Ginger Chutney

How to make Shallots Chutney?














Heat 3 tea spoons of sesame (gingelly) oil in a pan and fry required quantity of shallots with 2 or 3 red chillies. Fry till the shallots changes the colour. Allow them to cool down Add a bit of tamarind, hing powder and salt. Grind to chutney. Don't add water and the chutney should not be very smooth. Saute it with mustard seeds in a teaspoon of sesame oil.



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