Onion Chutney Recipe

Onion Chutney Recipe

Onion chutney is one of my favorite chutney which is very easy and simple to make and goes well with idli, dosa or any other tiffin items.   There are many ways of making onion chutney I like to do this way, lot of variations also can be done with this simple chutney.  I added half of tomato which helps in grinding and also add color to chutney, if you wish you can skip tomato and follow rest of procedure.  Try this simple onion chutney with minimal ingredients plus it can be done in jiffy, I am sure you will like it. 


Onion - 1 large
Tomato - 1/2
Oil – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chili - 5-6
Garlic Pods – 4
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 2-3 tbsp [if required]

For Tempering
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig


1. Peel, chop onion and tomato.
2. In a wok or pan heat oil add cumin seeds and allow to crack, add dry red chili, garlic and sauté. 
3. Add chopped onion and fry until tight brown, off flame and allow to cool.
4. Grind together with tomato, salt and tamarind into fine paste.  Add 2-3 water if required.

For Tempering
5. In same wok/pan add heat oil, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter, add curry leaves fry for 30 seconds and pour over chutney.

~ Tomato helps in grinding and also add nice color to chutney.
~ You can add little coconut.

Have a nice day ~~