Red onions can be quite strong and pungent in their raw avatar and when gently caramalised equally turn into a sweet and mellow thing which lends itself beautifully to this chutney. The addition of tamarind to this makes it into this sweet and tangy yumminess which tastes great with savoury pancakes and as a spread for sandwiches.
Calories: 119 per serving (see below for a more detailed breakdown of nutritive values)
Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes
This recipe is ★ Vegan ★ Nut Free ★ Soy Free ★ Gluten Free★ Suitable for children 18 months upwards (moderate the spice level to suit your child)
- Red Onions – 2 Large (250g approx.); chopped
- Tamarind (deseeded) - 10 g; soak in about 30 ml of water for 10 mins
- Salt - to taste
- Turmeric - ½ teaspoon
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Split white lentils - 1 teaspoon
- Asafoetida – a pinch
- Red chillies (whole, dried) - 10 – 15 (75g approx.); cut into pieces
▶️ Peel and chop the onions into medium size pieces.
▶️ Heat oil in a pan, add the lentils and asafoetida and fry till the lentils start to turn pinkish.
▶️ Add the chopped onion pieces and fry on gentle heat till they start to turn golden. (this will take about 10 - 15 minutes)
▶️ Now add salt, red chilli flakes and turmeric and fry till onions are caramalised.
▶️ Cool and grind along with soaked tamarind (along with the water it is soaking in) to a smooth, even consistency.
Serve with hot rice, parathas, savoury pancakes, as a dip for veggie sticks or as a spread for sandwiches.
Approximate Nutritive Values
Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6.6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 17.8g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 7.9g||28%|
|Total Sugars 5.3g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.|