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Quick Onion- Tamarind chutney

This is my maternal grandfathers famous chutney/ chamandhi which is extremely tasty and easy to make. We make this usually when we crave for something tangy / chatpata chutney to make our meal more delicious. I don't know what this chutney should be called, because we know it as "Adults Only" or Ulli. Well I know it sounds weird😮 , but as kids we were not allowed to have this chutney/Pickle owing to its spicy and tangy taste. And when asked about what is it, my grandfather randomly said its for 
"Adults only"; and thats how it came to be known as Adults Only. 😛
Well it pretty simple recipe and so so easy, yet adds a wonderful taste to your regular meals. 
Lets see how its done: 

  • 1 Onion (Red preferably)
  • 1 small size tamarind (Sambhar tamarind)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder or as per liking
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Coconut oil 
  1. Roughly chop the onions 
  2. Add onions, Tamarind, chilli powder and salt 
  3. Grind it to a paste in a mixer grinder jar
  4. Check for salt and if its tangy enough for you
  5. Spoon it out into a bowl and add 1teaspoon of coconut oil
  6. Mix well and serve with hot rice
  • Add the tamarind only little at first and grind. Check salt and tanginess and add more if needed

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