Onion Chutney
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
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Yield: 1 cup
  • 1 T oil--mustard, vegetable or canola (optional)
  • 1 T black mustard seeds (optional)
  • I large onion, finely chopped (about a cup)
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t sweet paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne powder
  • 3 T cider vinegar
  1. If adding the mustard seeds, first heat the oil in a small pan over a medium-high flame.
  2. Once hot, add mustard seeds and cook until they "pop" and release their flavor (30 seconds), then immediately remove from heat.
  3. Mix all the ingredients, store in a glass jar, refrigerate, and serve the next day. The chutney should last several weeks if kept refrigerated.
Cooking spices in oil to release their flavor is called tempering spices and is a technique used in many Indian dishes.
Recipe by Local Global Kitchen at http://localglobalkitchen.com/onion-chutney-recip/