In 1/2 tsp of oil, saute Black gram, chillies, pepper for 1-2 min till the aroma hits you.
Now add chopped onions, salt and asafoetida and saute some more till the onions are soft. Just before switching off the flame add the curry leaves and tamarind and saute for – say about 30seconds.
Now process this into a chutney consistency. Ideally this should be little thicker than chutney :)
Now just spoon this up with warm idli’s and taste the magic of home :