There are so many varieties of kaara chutneys are prepared in every house at Tamilnadu. Kaara chutneys are always prepared with small or big onions, red chillies, tamarind, tomato and garlic flakes. But the ratios are always different. Some people do not still accept the chutneys ground in mixi. They only prefer the chutneys ground in Ammi even in these days. This chutney is very different and tasty. This will be very delicious to accompany with crisp dosas.
Red chillies [de-seeded]-10
Tamarind- a small gooseberry size
Tomato [medium size]- 2
Small garlic flakes-8
Gingelly oil-4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds- half sp
Split black gram- half sp
Heat a pan and pour the 3 tbsp of oil.
First fry the onions with the red chillies to golden brown.
Then add the tomatoes with the garlic.
Fry them well until the oil floats on top.
When cooled grind the a little coarsely with the tamarind and salt.
Again heat a pan and pour the remaining oil.
Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the black grams and fry them to gold brown.
Pour this in the chutney and mix well.