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)



Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

A very healthy and tasty treat.
Merry Christmas!


Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering chutney

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering chutney

Christy Gerald said... Best Blogger Tips

Delish Chutney Dear.

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy chutney so simple and quick. Thanks

Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Rachana said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious chutney!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Very authentic and delicious recipe.. I too make this recipe.. yours looks simply perfect !!
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vidhas said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Onion Chutney looks so tasty and tangy. Excellent clicks.

Hamaree Rasoi

Yummy Team said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking chutney looks wonderful

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavourful n yummy

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

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

SinFoodie said... Best Blogger Tips

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

sliceofmylyfe said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Absolutely yummy.

mithra said... Best Blogger Tips

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,

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips


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..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

@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.