Onion Chutney or Thoghayal or Pachadi

Do you have only onions in the pantry and a few veggies floating by in the fridge?  Tired to think what to cook?

Prepare this quick easy simple awesome tasting chutney to eat with a curry and rasam!
Does not even take the time to prepare rice!!

Ingredients to serve 6 people

2 Large Onions (chopped into quarters)
1 inch Tamarind or
A Tsp of tamarind paste
2 Tbs Oil
½ Tsp Mustard Seeds
½ Tsp Urad Dal
2 Red Chillies
A pinch Asafoetida OR ¼ Tsp Asafoetida Powder (optional)
1-2 Tsp Salt

Onion Chutney or Thoghayal or Pachadi

Onion Chutney or Thoghayal or Pachadi


Heat the oil in the pan
Add mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida (optional) and red chillies
Fry for a couple of minutes until the dal turns golden brown.
Add the chopped onions and fry for 4-5 minutes.
Cool and grind the above into a soft mixture with the tamarind

The Chutney or pachadi or thoghayal is ready to be served
 Note:  Various combinations of vegetables can be used with or without the onion – adding a different colour and taste to the chutneys