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Spicy Onion Chutney

3 Sep

Spicy Onion Chutney.

For spice, dried red chillies are soaked in water till soft. Onion is chopped up and ground into coarse mixture along with dried red chillies. The mixture is then briefly cooked in oil along with whole spices and tamarind. Serve spicy onion chutney with dosa etc…
Makes: around 1 Cup of Spicy Onion Chutney.


Whole Dried Red Chiles 7
Tamarind 4 – 6 inch Piece
Onion 1
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of water for sometime and extract all the juice.
Soak red chiles in warm water for around 30 – 40 minutes.

Grind the soaked red chillies into paste using a spice blender.
Stir in chopped onion and grind again into coarse mixture.
Remove the ground onion red chilli mixture onto a plate.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the ground onion mixture, tamarind extract and salt.
Boil on low flame for around 5 minutes or until oil separates from the mixture.
Serve spicy onion chutney with dosa etc…
Notes: Make sure onion is cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: Adjust red chillies according to spice level. If the chutney is very spicy, add more tamarind extract.
Variations: Check other chutney recipes here.
Other Names: Spicy Onion Chutney.