An accompaniment that you can relish as a main dish as well.
My daadi, naani or even my mom and other women in my family have always being more fond of the accompaniments than the main dishes. To be honest, they cannot eat their lunch and dinners without any accompaniments. Be it pickle, chutneys, koshimbir, or the famous ‘thecha’, they have to have one of these things on their plate. Over my childhood I have seen so many variations of these accompaniments that I can publish a separate book on this topic. One of them is this dish here – made of onions and onions.. It is crispy, tasty, and filling as well. Even I can eat just roti and this chutney for my lunch on days when vegetables are boring. (there are such days)
- Onions : 3, chopped
- Garlic – 3 cloves, crushed
- MOMmade Haldi Powder – Half teaspoon
- MOMmade Chilli Powder – Half teaspoon
- MOMmade Khandeshi Mazala – 1 teaspoon
In a pan, with hot oil, throw in half teaspoon of rai and let it crackle. Then add in crushed garlic and chopped onion. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes and add haldi powder. Mix it and keep frying without keeping any lid on medium flame.
After frying for say 3 to 4 minutes more, add mirchi powder and khandeshi mazala (you can add some other for of garam mazala if you don’t have the khandeshi mazala. But ofcourse the flaavour that Khandeshi mazala gives will be missing). Keep frying for another 3 minutes and then add salt as per your taste. Do not cover as we want the onions to turn crispy and not have any moisture. Hence we added salt also in the later part of cooking. Keep the flame medium and keep stirring as we do not want to char the onions black. They have to be dark brown and crispy.
That is the final dish. Though a side dish, but believe me you don’t need anything else than this with a roti. My 2 year old ate 2 rotis with this, actually relished it with a “WOW!!” I love it when she expresses it this way. It is interesting and of course yummy.
BE YUMMY. BE HEALTHY.
I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.