Salem Special



VengayaMolaga, is truely a Salem Special. I learnt this recipe from my mother’s friend Mrs Rathinam. Vengayam is onion and Molaga is chilli ( dry red chilli ). You will eat 2 more extra idlis with this chutney.

Very simple and easy ingredients are used, that is available at home. Best served with piping hot idlis, dosas, phulkas, pongal, and as a spread for bread. You will simply love the taste and colour.


Big onions – 3 (  chopped )

Dry Kashmiri red chillies – 4 ( soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and then drain it and use )

Tamarind paste – 1/2 teaspoon

Crystal salt to taste

Garlic – 2 flakes( chopped )

To Season

Oil  –  2  tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida powder – 1 pinch

Chopped curry leaves – little


Take a big blender jar, add all the above mentioned ingredients. Blend to a little coarse paste. Season and serve.

Chef’s Tips

1) Do not add water while grinding.




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