May be there is nothing much special about that place, But I like the red chutney served there. It was a tomato onion chutney. .. It is strange that I never thought about making that chutney at home. Don’t ask me why.
After coming to Qatar, we keep visiting vegetarian restaurants to eat the dosas and idli.
Very lately, when I was speaking to one my friend M couple of days back, she mentioned she is going to make this chutney. I asked her the recipe and she gave me. The procedure is so simple. I wonder what stopped me from trying this recipe at least once at home. Anyways better late than never!!!
Here you go
- Onion – 1 medium sized cut into chunks
- Tomato – 1 big cut into 4
- Garlic – 1 small clove
- Dry red chilies – 2
- a pinch of asafoetida
- Tamarind (Seedless) – 1/4 teaspoon
- Coconut or refined oil – 3/4 teaspoon
- Coconut or refined oil – 1/4 teaspoon
- Mustard seeds – 1/4 teaspoon or little less
You have to
- Heat a pan in medium flame
- Add 3/4 teaspoon oil, red chili, onion and garlic and saute till onions turn translucent.
- Add the tomato and saute till it become soft (You could skip sauting the tomatoes)
- Transfer these into a grinder along with tamarind paste and salt.
- Grind these ingredients to a smooth paste.
- Add water only if required.
- Pour the chutney in a serving bowl.
- Heat the remaining oil in the same pan
- Add the mustard seeds and allow to pop and then pour the tempering over chutney
- Serve with Dosa or idli
Happy cooking !!!