Sunday, 21 July 2013

Onion and tomato chutney/spread for idli/dosa/sandwich

I made this chutney to use as spread for potato and sweet corn sandwich.(recipe for the sandwich in the next post) This spread is so versatile that with few changes here and there, it can be used as a side for idli/dosa or even pasta sauce.

In this post, you can find the recipe for chutney and spread. The ingredients are the same for both, only the method at the final step varies.

Here is the recipe to make around 1/2 cup of onion-tomato chutney/spread

Recipe Source: My mother
Ingredients to make around 1/2 cup
Onion1 large-
Tomato1 large-
Red chilly1 medium sized-
Vegetable Oil1 1/2 tspI used sunflower oil
Urad dal1 tsp-
Channa dal1 tsp-
Saltto tastearound 1/4th tsp

1. Wash onion and tomato. Peel onion. Cut onion and tomato into medium sized pieces.
2. In a kadai/pan, add a tsp of oil. Add urad dal and channa dal.
3. When dal is slightly browned, add red chilly and onion.
4. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes and add the tomatoes.
5. Saute for another 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
5. Let the mixture cool. This mixture is the base for chutney and spread.
To make spread for sandwich,
7. Coarsely grind the mixture, add salt mix well and the chutney is ready.
To make spread for sandwich,
8. Grind the mixture to a smooth paste.
9. In the same kadai, add 1/2 tsp of oil, add the ground mixture and fry for 4 to minutes, till the mixture comes to a semi solid, spreadable consistency.
10. Add salt and mix well.

A nice variation to the spread would be to add some italian seasoning. In that case omit step 2 and at step 10, add italian dried herbs like basil, rosemarry and oregano along with salt and mix well. A few more modifications to the mixture, you get pasta sauce...Will post the recipe for pasta sauce soon.

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