This easy to make Onion chutney is the crème de la crème among all the chutneys. Caramelized onions along with just a few ingredients gives this sweet and spicy onion jam. It goes well with Aapams, dosas and much more. Top it up on burgers for a nice little twist.
Heat the sesame oil in a skillet or kadai. Add the onions and sauté it in low flame.
Sauté until some of the onion cubes begin to brown on the edges. Add the Vengaya Vadagam to this and give it a good mix
Continue to sauté until all the onion cubes are browned. Add the tamarind, chillies and salt. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Transfer the sautéed onions to a food processor and grind it until smooth.
Heat the sunflower oil in a pan. Add the ground onion mixture to it. Mix it vigorously until the oil is completely mixed in.
Reduce the heat to the lowest. Cover the pan it with a lid.
Remove the lid and give a mix every 5 minutes to avoid scorching. It will start to change color.
Let it caramelize until it's deep dark brown in colour and the oil starts leaving on the sides.
Serve it right away with Aapams or dosas. Or, store it in an air tight jar in a refrigerator.
The chutney will continue to darken in color once as it cools down.Storing the chutney for a few hours let's the oil rise up. You can discard the oil before serving.You can find Vengaya Vadagam in major department stores throughout Tamil Nadu.