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Monday, August 11, 2008

Spring Onion Chutney

Most of the weekends over the last few months have been spent travelling. So much so that I've come to think of the railway station as a home away from home. It also means that I usually try and use up anything that is likely to spoil if left in the refrigerator over the weekend.

A bunch of spring onions + an upcoming weekend trip = this recipe.

What you need:
Spring onions - 1 bunch, chopped (the greens can also be chopped)
Red chilli - 2
Oil - 1 tsp
Tamarind - a gooseberry sized piece, soaked for 10 minutes in just enough water to cover it
Urad dal - 3 tsp
Salt

Heat the oil, urad dal and chillies in a microwaveable bowl for 2 minutes or until the dal turns reddish brown. Stir in the chopped spring onions. Heat for another 4 minutes or until the onions are browned.
Let it cool. Blend coarsely along with the tamarind and salt.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Season with some mustard seeds. When the seeds pop, pour it over the chutney.
Enjoy with dosas or as a dip.

This chutney goes to Valli's potluck and to Culinarty's Original Recipe Round-up.

23 comments:

easycrafts said...

Sounds interesting...nice idea.

notyet100 said...

this looks nice,..i hve spring onion will try this..

bee said...

what a great idea!!! i always have half a bunch of leftover spring onions.

Rachel said...

Lucky you! I envy you on those trips :)

Haley said...

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mitr_bayarea said...

Spring onion chutney looks so green and nice, perfect with dosas. Thanks for sharing.

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Cham said...

Looks so beautiful and unique recipe :)

Priti said...

Spring Onion Chutney..thts something unique and new..but looks yummy..nice idea

jayasree said...

Perfect chutney to go with those crisp dosas.

Nidhi said...

Never heard of this one before. It has a beautiful green color to it.

SMN said...

never had this chutney beofre looks yummy

Indranee said...

Wonderful chutney Jayashree! Looks yummy with the dosa:)

Srivalli said...

what a cool idea!..it looks great..so next time its lying in my fridge its going to be this!

sra said...

Nice idea, and it looks appetising too!

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely idea to make chutney out of spring onions .. shall try it sometime

Uma said...

yummy chutney. Looks so great.

sowmya said...

nice recipe..looks delicious too!!

Illatharasi said...

Good idea of making chutney with spring onions:) will try this:)

Nirmala said...

Superb! I am a spring onion fan and love it in a samabar that amma makes. Will definitely try this!

Archana said...

Something different. Good try:-)

Sameera.. said...

Ooooh wow !
That chutney left me drooling !
I made dosas just this night and had to conjure sambar (when I was sooo tiredd) !
I wish I had seen your post before ! I wudve made this chutney instead !
Rgds,
Sam !

Lore said...

I adore spring onions and I only wish I could find them all year round. Your chutney sounds really yummy and flavourful, just perfect for a savoury crepe.
Thanks for sharing it with Original Recipes :)