Milagai Chutney

This fiery thuvayal/chutney is a favorite accompaniment to various savories made in Chettinad. It also goes very well with staples. Shallots and regular onions are used in combination for a hot & sweet taste.

Red Chutney


2 Onions, diced

10 Shallots cut into two

2 Tomatoes, diced

8-10 Dry Red Chillies

1 tsp Tamarind

Salt to taste

5 Tbsp Oil

½ tsp Mustard seeds

½ tsp Urad dal

1 sprig Curry Leaves


Heat 2 Tbsp oil and fry the onions until they change colour. Add chillies, tomatoes and salt. Stir fry until well done. Add tamarind and cook for 2 minutes.

Cool slightly and grind in a blender to a smooth paste.

Heat remaining 3 Tbsp oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add urad dal and curry leaves. Pour in the blended chutney and boil for 4-6 minutes or until oil separates.


kitchen queen said…
I am sure this chutney will go with any snack items very well.

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