Onion chutney is a delicious sweet-and-sour chutney used as a side dish for many South Indian snacks and breakfast items. It is one of the components used in Masala Dosa assembly.
- In a shallow pan, heat the oil. Add the chana dal, stir till the dal is roasted.
- Add the onions, stir fry them till they become transparent and the edges turn golden brown. Turn off the heat and let them cool for a few minutes.
- When cooled, blend together the onions, coconut, chillies, tamarind, salt till it makes a smooth paste. Add a few teaspoons of water if necessary.