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Onion chutney is a spicy condiment which makes a perfect condiment for a hot steaming Idlies, Dosas. It can be made in a jiffy and stays fresh well up to 2 to 3 weeks. 


  • 1 large Onion
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 dried Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp split Urad Dal
  • 1" piece of Tamarind

For Tempering

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 8 to 10 Curry Leaves
Onion Chutney


  • Heat oil in a pan and to that add sliced onion.
  • Saute until onion starts to caramelize and gets deep golden color.
  • Now move all caramelized onions on the side of the pan.
  • Put tsp more oil in the same pan.
  • After the oil is hot add mustard seeds, dried red chillies, split urad dal and tamarind.
  • Mix tempering well with caramelized onions.
  • Add salt to taste and mix.
  • Now put onion mixture in a blender and grind to make that in to a smooth puree.
  • Now heat oil for tempering in to separate pan. 
  • After the oil is heated add mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves.
  • Pour this tempering over onion chutney.

Onion Chutney

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