1 large onion (chopped)
2 large tomatoes (chopped)
2-3 garlic pods (chopped)
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp tamarind extract (juice)
vanaspathi or oil as required
salt to taste
8-10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of asafoetida powder
Fry the chopped onions in oil till translucent.
Add the garlic pods and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are cooked and mashed
Add chilli powder/ salt and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from fire and allow it to cool.
Then grind this cooked mixture to a fine paste in a food processor.
To garnish – heat vanaspathi or oil in the same kadai.
Add the mustard seeds. After the seeds splutter, add the curry leaves and asafoetida.
Allow 1/2 minute to saute, add the ground paste and stir fry for 3 minutes.
The chutney is now ready to be served. The above quantity will serve four people.
This chutney will taste very good, if madras or pearl onions are used instead of large onions.