onion chutney recipe

Onion Chutney Recipe | How to make Onion Chutney

What is Onion Chutney?

Chutney made using onions, having the slight heat of Kashmiri red chilies and flavors of curry leaves, mustard seeds, silent sweetness of the onions, etc; is onion chutney. This chutney recipe is perfect to be served with idli, dosa, etc. just like coconut chutney, tomato chutney, etc. It is also known as Vengaya chutney and is a very popular dosa chutney recipe or red chutney for dosa. It is quick and easy to make. I recently used this chutney recipe for my breakfast. I prepared Paniyaram and served with the onion chutney. It worked so well.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Onion Chutney:

In South Indian cuisine the chutney varieties are ample. Be it coconut chutney, tomato chutney, onion tomato chutney recipe, beetroot chutney recipe and so on. These dosa chutney recipes are so simple and easy to make. Let’s see the ingredients required for Onion Chutney:

Tempering: Mustard seeds, curry leaves, chana dal, urad dal, Kashmiri red chili powder go into the tempering for this onion chutney recipe. These ingredients are common for most of the dosa chutney recipes. Here it is important to mention that Kashmiri red chili should be used. It is less hot and more red. I have used Kashmiri red chili powder. You can also use whole dry Kashmiri red chilies. Further, I have not tempered the chutney again. If you wish you can add second tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Onions: Of course, onions have been used. Browning of the onions is essential.

Similar recipes on the blog

A spoonful of chutney is enough to pep up any meal and idli dosa are incomplete without their chutney varieties. Whenever idli/dosa is ordered at the restaurant we see a number of idli chutneys, red chutney for dosa and so on. Therefore there are a few chutney recipes on the blog; coconut chutney, peanut chutney, onion tomato chutney, etc.

How to serve Onion Chutney?

Serve with hot Paniyaram for a weekday breakfast.

User Review
0 (0 votes)

How to make Onion Chutney?

1.This recipe makes approximately 1 cup of onion chutney.

onion chutney recipe

2.In a cooking pan heat 1 tsp of oil. Add 1tsp of mustard seeds (raie), cook till crackle. Next add a spring of curry leaves, cook for 10 seconds. Next goes in 1 tsp chana dal and ½ tsp urad dal. Cook till dals brown. Switch off the flame. Add 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder. Cook for 20 seconds.

onion chutney recipe

3.Now add 1 cup chopped onions.

onion chutney recipe

4.Cook on low flame till the onions brown.

onion chutney recipe

5.Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down. Transfer to a grinder with salt to taste.

onion chutney recipe

6.Add water as per the desired consistency. Grind to make a smooth chutney.

onion chutney recipe

7.Ready to serve. Bon appétit!

onion chutney recipe

Tried this recipe?

Please rate us and share your valuable feedback

Let’s Connect

Recipe Videos

Latest Recipes

About the Author

Author’s Name


Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

Trending Recipes