Dec 26, 2011

Raw Onion Chutney – Quick Sidedish for Idli and Dosa

If you have no time to make any side dish for idli or dosa..Then check out this, a no cook( you should fry seasoning alone) onions chutney which will blow your mind off.

This is the recipe which amma makes often and this is my last sister’s favorite chutney. This taste best with  hot idli’s or dosa. A perfect combo you could ever imagine.

I hope you will love this and let me know how it cameout.


Onion-2 large chopped roughly
Dry Red Chilli – 2
Garlic – 4 cloves
Tamarind Paste -2 tsp
Salt as needed

For Seasonings:
Oil-2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 spring


Grind all the ingrediants given for the chutney in a blender to a fine paste and transfer it into a bowl.

Now make seasoning by heating oil and crackling mustard and curry leaves.

Pour this seasoning over the chutney and mix well.

Serve with idli or dosas..

Take all your ingrediants
add it in

add red chilli


and salt

grind it

pour in a bowl
add seasoning in (sorry forgot to take picture)



  1. Wow Aarthi onion chutnet looks fabulous...Simple and easy preparation. Thanks for sharing this timeless side dish..

  2. A very healthy and tasty treat.
    Merry Christmas!


  3. a perfect combo with idli or dosha.......fabulous chutney dear

  4. Yummy chutney so simple and quick. Thanks

  5. that's easy! But I wonder how the raw onions smell... will try it out. :)

  6. Delicious chutney!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  7. Very authentic and delicious recipe.. I too make this recipe.. yours looks simply perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

  8. Aarthi , I love this chutney, i make with pear onions. inviting pictures.

  9. Onion Chutney looks so tasty and tangy. Excellent clicks.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Raw onion chutney sounds delicious...Mouth-watering clicks!

  11. delicious looking chutney looks wonderful

  12. Spicy n yummy it with dosa,yum..yumm!!

  13. This looks so simple to make yet very delicious. Will give it a try.

  14. We make this at my mum's place and you are right about how appetizing it is with idli and dosa.

    Absolutely yummy.

  15. HI I have done this chutney, no of times, I live in california, but always the raw smell of onions and the whole chutney taste will be like, as if we are eating raw onion, and my hubby, always tells me, that I don't know how to prepare raw onion chutney. It irritates me alot,I tried many times, but now, my hubby said that he lost the orginal raw chutney taste which his mom used to prepare in India. Please help..

    Thank you,

  16. @mithra

    Make the raw onion chutney as mentioned here and don't forget to do the seasoning which i have given in the end...Pouring hot seasoning over the chutney makes the onion little milder...So i hope this helps out..

  17. Nice recipe... Can you tell how long can we store this?

  18. @Anonymousyou can keep this for 3 to 4 days in a air tight container.

  19. @mithra I have felt the same way too. These onions here are not like the ones in India. Instead of red onions try using white onions. also make it a day earlier and store it in fridge. That settles the raw taste for me.

  20. Basundi was too yummy I tried it

  21. Nice work. .
    Simple recipe


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