The momentum has not gone down! After blogging non-stop last month for the A- Z themed Mega Blogging Marathon, I just could not keep myself away from posting a recipe today.
Today's post is a simple side dish that goes well with South Indian Tiffin items like Idli and Dosa. If you are bored having the regular sambar and coconut chutney as a side dish, try this one,you will find that this is quite different and a good combo, both with fluffy idli's and crisp dosas...
Pearl Onions / Shallots - 20 numbers, peeled and roughly chopped
Roasted peanuts -1/4 cup
Curry leaves- a few stalks
Tamarind- a small blueberry size / 1/2 teaspoon tamarind extract
Asafoetida powder- a pinch
Salt to taste
- Heat a pan with oil and out in pearl onion,tamarind bits, red chili,asafoetida powder,curry leaves and saute till onion turns soft.
- Add the peanuts and turn off the flame and allow to cool.
- Grind to a smooth paste adding a little water and salt [ + tamarind paste if using instead of tamarind bits]
Serve as a side dish with Idli and dosa
Usually I don't temper this chutney. If you like a tempering , heat oil and temper with mustard, cumin seeds, chana dal and pour over chutney.Mix well and serve....
Labels: tiffinsides, Vegan varieties, Whoz on my side