Saturday, June 27, 2009

Red Chili Chutney / Varamilagai Thuvaiyal

It is an easy to prepare Tamil home recipe, also called Milakai / Chilli / Lal mirchi / Lal mirch / tuvaial / thohaiyal / thovaiyal / thovial / thovaial.


Ingredients:

  • Red chili (Varamilakai): 7
  • Tomato (Thakkali): 2
  • Onion (Vengayam): 1
  • Tamarind (Puli / imli): A little (A small lemon sized ball)
  • Curry leaves (Karuveppilai / kari veppilai / kari patha): About 10
  • Mustard (Kadugu / Rai / Sarson): ½ tsp
  • Black gram (Uluntham paruppu / uluththam paruppu / Urad dhal / dal): ¼ tsp
  • Split chick peas (kadalai paruppu / Channa dal): 1 tsp
  • Oil for frying: 1 table spoon
  • Salt: As required

Method of preparation:

  • Cut the onion.
  • Cut the tomatoes.
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a wok (iruppu chatti / tawa).
  • Add split chick peas, curry leaves and red chilies.
  • Wait for spluttering and add onion.
  • Sauté well.
  • Add the tomatoes.
  • Continue sauté for a while.
  • Add the tamarind ball and stir.
  • Remove from flame.
  • After cooling, finely grind all the ingredients with salt.
  • Heat again 2 tsp of oil in a wok.
  • Add mustard followed by black gram.
  • Allow to splutter.
  • Mix this with the chutney and transfer to a serving dish.

Tastes good with hot idli / idly, dosai / dosa, Puri, purotta / barotta / parantha, vellai paniyaram, kulipaniyaram, etc.

2 comments:

En Samaiyal said...

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Tamil Home Recipes said...

Thank you very much