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Jan 22, 2015

Easy Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe / Red Chutney for Idli & Dosa

This is my go to chutney for idli or dosa, it is so easy to make and taste really yummy. I like to have it with idli, dosa or kuzhipaniyaram. I like to add little extra oil for this chutney and the oil which i prefer to use is gingelly oil because of its aroma and taste.

Check my Other Chutney Recipes

I already have few version of onion tomato chutney in my blog. I dont make the same chutney twice. I like to experiment with the chutney.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Onion -  1 large peeled and chopped
Tomato - 1 large chopped
Dry Red Chillies - 3 to 4
Garlic - 3 fat cloves peeled
Tamarind - 1 tsp
Gingelly Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Take onion, tomato, chilli, garlic, tamarind in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and let it crackle.

Add in the ground puree, salt and cook till oil separates.

Serve with idli or dosa or kuzhipaniyaram.

Take all your ingredients

Ingredients for grinding

Take onion in a blender

add few peeled garlic cloves

in goes some dry red chillies, this depends how hot you like your chutney

add in tomatoes

and a small piece of tamarind

make it into a fine puree

Heat gingelly oil in a kadai

Add in mustard seeds and let them crackle

add in pureed chutney

add in salt

keep cooking till oil separates from the mix

chutney done
serve with idli, dosa

I served with kuzhipaniyaram


  1. tempting color aarthi.. looks spicy and tangy..

  2. What is gingelly oil. Can we use normal oil.

    1. It's Indian sesame oil. Unlike Chinese sesame oil, it is cold pressed, so the taste is nicer

  3. Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Yummy... thankz

  5. Different type of chutney recipe i was looking for to make chutney with dosa tonight for dinner..thanx for sharing Aarthi !!

  6. It was v delicious, Loved it..:)

  7. I m a newbie and i tried it now. It came out well thanks...

  8. Aarthi akka i used to go through all ur post..u r superb... i gonna try this today itself..can i add curry leaves n coriander to dis

  9. Aarthi akka i used to go through all ur post..u r superb... i gonna try this today itself..can i add curry leaves n coriander to dis

  10. Hello Aarthi. First time when I saw this recipe. I was very excited to make this recipe at my home.All the given steps are very useful for me. Thank you so much for sharing tomato chutney recipe.

  11. Hi aarthy...I am a regular follower of our blog..I appreciate your efforts for every recipies presentation...I prepared ather varietys of tomato chutney from ur recipes.will try this.

  12. Hello Chitra! All these recipes are new for me. Good combination of idly and tomato chutney. I will definitely try it at home. It looks so tasty. I love all these recipes.

  13. Can we make this recipe without use of seeds. Because I do not like seeds as I have allergy with seeds.

  14. I love the tomato Chutney. It looks so crispy and tasty. Moreover, I love its smell.

  15. Why don't you experiment with cleaning your fry panes well?

  16. Among all the onion chutney recipes I've tried, yours is the best so far. Thank you very much for the recipe.

  17. Aarthi, I was looking for a tomato chutney and came across this one. Koodos to you for this wonderfully flavored recipe.
    People who have nothing good to say should say nothing at all.


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