Onion Chutney



Onion chutney with a blend of  red chillipowder and tamarind pulp is very tasty and goes well with any kind of dosa and idli and easy to make instantly without any elaborate process.



  1. Red onion – 1 (large)
  2. Curry leaves – 10
  3. Coriander leaves – 1 stalk
  4. Red chiulli powder – 2tsp
  5. Tamarind pulp – 3tsp
  6. Sugar – 1/4tsp
  7. Salt to taste


  • Chop onions into small pieces.
  • In a blender, add onion,tamarind pulp,curry leaves,coriander leaves,red chilli powder and salt.
  • Grind coarsely all the ingredients.


  • Do not add water and also make sure to add thick tamarind pulp.
  • Do not use yellow onions that ruins the chutney,try to use red onions( preferbly).



12 responses to this post.

  1. ooh..it looks yummy n colurful is superab.


  2. Posted by sudharaghu on December 20, 2008 at 5:34 am

    keep posting ur recipes regularly.coming to onion chutney.. i tried today morning its mouth watering…


  3. Posted by recipesbysam on December 22, 2008 at 1:25 am

    This onion chutney looks really appetizing. Will try to get hold of red onions and use that tamarind paste lying in my fridge.


  4. Posted by Krista Pelletier on January 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful recipes.


  5. Itwas yummy..i husband liked it a lot


  6. mouthwatering …have to try it…if u don’t mind tell me which red chili powder u used for this recipe.


  7. Posted by rashmi on June 24, 2011 at 1:47 am

    oh its realy nice


  8. Posted by su on October 20, 2011 at 3:39 am

    u can add red chillies directly instead of powder,and can add this chutney on dosa ,, it tastes yummy 🙂


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