Onion Tomato Chutney
1 med. onion1 med tomato4-5 clovettes garlic1 tbsp. coriander leaves1 tbsp. gram dal soaked for 1 hour 1 3" piece tamarind broken1 sprig curry leaves1/2" piece ginger 1 tsp.red chilli powder salt to taste1/2 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds1 tbsp. oil
Heat the 1 tbsp. Oil add to the other ingredients except seasoning.Grind either on stone, or in electric stone grinder, or in a mixie.Transfer to a serving bowl.Heat oil in a small crucible, add the seeds and asafoetida..When they splutter, add to the chutney.Mix gently.Serve with parathas, dosas, idlis, or just plain bread or toast.
Reduce or increase the chilli content as per taste.
1 tsp. oil1/2 tsp. mustard seeds1/2 tsp. cumin seeds1 pinch asafoetida.