There is no dearth of chutney recipe ideas if you have a little imagination and a sense of what taste you want to have..I should admit that I am not yet an expert in that but I am learning. When you have such foodies and excellent cooks around you, you naturally will develop that "sense". My mom, Deeps, Deeps' aunt so many people around to inspire me. I should say that I particularly envy Deeps' aunt in this regard. Her chutney making skills (read cooking skills in general :) ) have made me go nuts. Actually I have tasted more of the 'chammanthi' recipes that you have with kanji (rice gruel). But whenever I think of chutney making skills, she is who comes to my mind :)
This recipe is a simple kara (hot) chutney with onions, tomatoes and urad dal that is a perfect side for idlys and dosas. This recipe I learned from my mom. It's simple, easy to make and since spicy I do not need any extra sambar or podis for my idlys and dosas. Do try this out & let me know how you liked it !
Recipe Source: Ma
Serves: 2-3 persons
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
6. Finally add the sauteed tomatoes and grind to a fine paste.
7. In a tadka pan or in the same pan, heat oil. Splutter the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add them to the chutney and serve with piping hot idlis or dosas.