Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chilli spring onion chutney

      I had got these lovely red chillies from the supermarket and was wondering what to make with them.As usual, as my family loves various chutneys, I ended up making another fantastic tasting chutney....spicy and delicious.This goes very well with meals,dosas,idlis,as a spread on toast or even as a dip.We are addicted to it.These are lovely fat red chillies ,but even red bell peppers do the trick.Add any red chilli of choice.
Red chilli (fresh)                             200gms
dry red chillies                                6-8 nos
spring onions chopped                   4-5 nos
Peeled garlic                                   1 no
Mustard yellow                               1 tsp
Vinegar                                           1 tbsp
Tomato paste/puree                         2tbsp/1/2 cup
Olive oil                                          2 tbsp
Salt to taste.                            
Soak red chillies in vinegar and about 1/4 cup of water for 1 hour.
Heat oil and add chillies , garlic,spring onions,mustard,red chillies with the reserve and saute till water evaporates and the mixture looks wilted.
Add the tomato paste and salt and cook for about 5 mins more.Cool.
Grind this into a fine paste.
Serve with dosa,idli, sandwiches or as a dip.