Sep 11, 2011

Onion Chutney(Simple version)

My mum makes this chutney more that twice in a week..Because it is so simple to make..It requires only onion and nothing else..

I like to caramelize the onion and they make it into a paste..So that you can get the real sweetness of onions and it gives the chutney a nice colour..

Onion chutney is best served with hot idlis or dosa...And it makes a perfect spread for sandwiches...

So hope you try this...Off you go..


Onion- ½ kg sliced
Tamarind paste-1 tblspn
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder/Malli podi-1 tblspn
Garlic-6 cloves
Oil-1 tblspn
Salt to taste

For Tempering:

Oil-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds/Kaduku-1 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeerakam-1 tsp
Dry Red chilli-1


Heat oil in a kadai..Add in onions and sprinkle it with salt..

Cook till the onions gets caramelized and golden...

Add in garlic,chilli powder,coriander powder and tamarind paste and cook for 1 min..

Now let this cool a little...Put this in a blender and make into a fine puree.Pour this into a bowl..

Now make the tempering by heating oil and add in mustard,cumin and dry red chilli..

Pour this tadka over the chutney and mix well..

Serve this with dosa or idli..

Take all your ingrediants
Heat oil in a kadai

add in onions

sprinkle with salt

cover and cook for 5-8 mins

untill the onions get caramelized

add in garlic

and tamarind paste

also chilli and coriander powder

mix well

take that in a blender

make into a fine puree

Tip this into a bowl

make tadka by heating oil with mustard,cumin and fry red chilli

Pour that over the chutney

Mix well


Goes well with Dosa


  1. Mmmmm! It's yummy! I love chutney very much and yours looks delicious!

  2. Great chutney.I love red onions they are so much sweeter;)

  3. Onion Chutney looks to be deliciously tempting and colorful. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Precious recipe.Simple doesn't mean it's valuable no ? I value this.Thanks.

  5. My fav anything, i can have this chutney with anything..

  6. @Deeksha,Tina,Tante,Dzoli,mury,Hamaree Rasoi ,Sharmilee thanks for your lovely comment

    @Mélange..thankyou so much dear…ye s it is..

    @priya..yes it goes well with anything But taste best with dosa ..

  7. we too make it in the same way.very flavourful chutney

  8. Look that all those gorgeous onions! My mouth is watering!

  9. I just love onion chutney! Your recipe looks great. Will have to try it sometime!

  10. It looks yummy! Can we try this with small onion?

  11. For how many days this chutney cld b preserved?

  12. @prernaYou can store this easily for 4 to 5 days in fridge

  13. We just make it with onion tamarind and red chilli, u rad daal, tastes heaven !

  14. Is this the same chutney which is served in sagar ratna with dosas??

  15. Is this the same chutney which is served in all sagar ratna resturants with dosas


  16. I admired those who has able to create a blog as wonderful as this! You are truly a hard working person. Keep up the good work and keep on posting.


  17. woww ... this was a simple chutney that turned ultimately delicious .. My daughter said "amma, indha chutney yummy aa iruku" .. Thanks for the recipe ..


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