April 16, 2013

மிளகாய் சட்னி / Red Chilli Chutney

Milagai chutney is a common South Indian side for tiffins . This really goes well with hot soft idlis and crispy dosas. Pearl onions / Sambar onions  are preferably used  but its so rare in my place so I used big onion . My mom generally don’t use onion and tomato to this spicy chutney and she grinds using a manual grinding stone ( ammikal ) . I too sometimes prefer without onion and tomato . In that case you should soak the chillies in hot  water for 10 mins and use some water to grind to a smooth paste . Sesame oil gives a nice flavour and is highly recommended as it reduces the spiciness . I love the combo of coconut chutney or sambar with this spicy side . Try this hot chutney with your idlis  , sure its a comforting side for all spicy lovers…







Red chilli / Vara milagai – 15 – 18  ( Long red chillies –  10-12 )

Garlic cloves – 5 – 6

Onion – 1/2 chopped  /  Sambar onion – 6-7

Tomato – 1/2 chopped

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Salt to taste

Sesame oil – 1 tbsp




Soak the chilli in hot water for 10 mins. Grab your needed ingredients.

Add red chillies, onion , tomato , garlic and salt to the blender and make a smooth paste. Add few curry leaves and give the mixer a single turn and switch off. Transfer it to a bowl.



Heat oil in a kadai and splutter few curry leaves and add this to the chutney mixture and give a good mix.

                                                                            Hot spicy side - apt for soft Idlis

Notes :
  • No need to add any water while grinding , the moisture from the onion and tomato helps to grind to a smooth paste . If needed add a little water.
  • I prefer much hot so I made it spicy , adjust the amount of red chilli  as per you level of spiciness.  
  • Sesame oil reduces the spiciness and gives a good taste ,  you can use any cooking oil.
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Unknown said...

looks very spicy.. perfect with dosa..

Babitha said...

easy chutney for idli,love it

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, this red chutney look awesome. Thanks for sharing.

have a nice week ahead, regards.

Swathi said...

That is delicious chutney Tamil Looks yumm.

Unknown said...

that so yummy hot chutney dear tempting me :)

Chitz said...

Fiery !! Makes me smack my lips :) Tasty chutney :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting and inviting

virunthu unna vaanga said...

very easy n very yumm chutney... my favorite akka... Thanks for linking to my event...

divya said...

looks so awesome,nice tempting clicks.

Shanthi said...

One of my favorite chutney..looking yummy..

Priya Suresh said...

Love this chutney with crispy dosas..my all time favourtie.

Kurryleaves said...

easy and yummy chutney...perfect with steaming idlis

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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