Monday, July 14, 2008

"Kadapa Erra Kaaram" - Onion and red Chilli chutney

This is a chutney used as a spread for dosas in Kadapa. You can also use it as a sandwich spread. It's usually spicy but you can increase/decrease the spice level as suited to your palette.

Red Onion - 1 Roughly chopped
Dried Red Chillies - 4
Fresh red Chillies - 4
Tomato - 1 small roughly chopped
Garlic - 1 clove
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1/4 tsp.
lemon Juice - 1 tsp. (freshly squeezed)
Oil - 1 Tbsp.
Butter - 1 tsp.

- Grind all the ingredients except oil and butter into a smooth paste. Do not add any water as you will get enough from the onion, tomato and lemon juice.
- Heat oil and butter in a pan.
- Keep the flame on low and slowly add the ground chutney to the pan.
- Stir and cook on low till the water starts evaporating form the chutney and it starts to turn into a pale red to rich red color
- Turn off and serve.


meeso said...

Sounds really yummy and fresh!

SteamyKitchen said...

ooohh lala!!! love all the spiciness in this!

jayashree said...

My erra kaaram recipe is a little different. Maybe yours is more authentic. I will try this method & check out. I am still going thro' your blog. Good Luck & Bye.