2 large onions
10-12 dry red chillis
1 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 garlic flakes
3 tbsp oil
5 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
1.Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, garlic flakes and red chillis and fry till rawness disappears.
2.Add sliced onions and fry on medium heat till rawness disappears.Dont brown the onions too much.
3.The color of the onions has to be translucent (light pink).Cool.
4.Grind to a fine paste .
5.Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let them splutter and then add curry leaves.
6.Add the seasoning to the paste with salt and serve hot with idli/dosas.