onion chutney recipe | south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa

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onion chutney recipe | south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa with detailed photo and video recipe. a rich and flavourful spicy tangy red coloured chutney recipe ideal for idli, dosa and other south indian breakfast recipes. this recipe is prepared very similar to the traditional tomato chutney but has to offer more spice level and less sour in taste.
onion chutney recipeonion chutney recipe | south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa with step by step photo and video recipe. typically chutney recipes have always been an excellent accompaniment for indian meals. basically it helps to enhance the taste of food by acting as side dish. more frequently, chutney’s are considered to be side dish for south indian breakfast recipes. however a spicy onion chutney recipe can also be an ideal condiment for roti, paratha’s and even for sandwich recipes.

i have already posted tomato chutney and onion tomato chutney recipes, and i consider onion chutney recipe is on similar lines. typically these chutney’s are prepared from red chilies which gives rich dark red colour to it. however adding coconut is completely optional to this recipe. if you are planning to add it, i would recommend to slightly roast it with other spices. further i have added mustard and urad dal tempering to this rich chutney which adds a nice flavour to it. even cumin tadka can also be added for better flavour.

south indian onion chutney for idli & dosawhile the recipe of onion chutney is extremely simple, yet i would like to share few tips and suggestions. firstly, i always recommend red onions for this chutney recipe as it relatively mild in flavour as compared to white or brown onions. if you like your chutney to have a sharper and a pungent flavour and taste then use white onions. secondly, saute the roughly chopped onions properly in oil, other wise the chutney may smell raw. lastly, if you do not have access to kashmiri red chilies, you can also use degi mirch powder as alternative. you do not have to roast it and just add 1-2 tsp (depending upon your spice level) them before grinding.

finally i would request you to check my other chutney recipes collection from my blog. this mainly includes, mango chutney, coconut chutney, ginger chutney, banana chutney, pudina chutney, garlic chutney, momos chutney and red chutney for dosa. in addition do visit my other recipes collection with this post of onion chutney like,

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onion chutney recipe | south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa
 
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easy onion chutney recipe | south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa
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Recipe type: chutney
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 3 Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 4 dried kashmiri red chilli
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • small piece tamarind
  • ½ tsp jaggery
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup water, or as required
for tempering:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 1 dried red chilli, broken
  • few curry leaves
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, add 2 tsp of oil and roast 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal and 4 dried kashmiri red chilli on low flame.
  2. also add in 1 finely chopped onion.
  3. saute the onions till they turn slightly golden in colour.
  4. cool completely and transfer to the blender.
  5. add in small piece tamarind, jaggery and salt to taste.
  6. blend to smooth consistency adding ¼ cup water, or as required.
  7. now prepare the tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
  8. also add in 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, pinch of hing, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  9. allow the tempering to splutter.
  10. finally, pour the tempering over onion chutney and serve along with idli or dosa.


how to make onion chutney with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, add 2 tsp of oil and roast 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp chana dal and 4 dried kashmiri red chilli on low flame.
    onion chutney recipe
  2. also add in 1 finely chopped onion.
    south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa
  3. saute the onions till they turn slightly golden in colour.
    south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa
  4. cool completely and transfer to the blender.
    south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa
  5. add in small piece tamarind, jaggery and salt to taste.
    south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa
  6. blend to smooth consistency adding ¼ cup water, or as required.
    south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa
  7. now prepare the tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
    onion chutney recipe
  8. also add in 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, pinch of hing, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
    onion chutney recipe
  9. allow the tempering to splutter.
    onion chutney recipe
  10. finally, pour the tempering over onion chutney and serve along with idli or dosa.
    south indian onion chutney for idli & dosa


notes:

  • firstly, use red onions or pearl onions or shallots to make onion chutney more flavourful.
  • also roast the onions well, else the chutney will taste pungent.
  • additionally, add in a clove of garlic to make it more flavourful.
  • finally, onion chutney taste great when prepared spicy.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. amazing chutney, never knew that onion chutney is so tasty. thank u for such amazing recipes. I try all the recipes.

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