Sesame Onion Chutney

31 Jul

Nuvvula Ullipaaya Pachadi.

Sesame seeds are lightly toasted and ground into smooth paste along with fried onion and spices. Add no water while grinding and refrigerate the chutney to elongate the shelf life. Sesame onion chutney can be served with idly, dosa, vada etc.
Makes: around 2 Cups of Sesame Onion Chutney.


Sesame Seeds 1/2 Cup
Onion 2 Small
Tamarind 1 inch Piece
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Whole Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Pinch
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Heat a pan on medium heat, add sesame seeds and toast them until they start popping or until they change to light golden color (around 1 minute).
Wash and roughly chop the oniones.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, remove half of the tempering onto a bowl along with all curry leaves.
In to the same pan with remaining spices, add chopped onions and salt.
When oniones become translucent and start to change into brown color, remove from heat.

First grind the sesame seeds into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Then add cooked onions and spices mixture, tamarind to the grinder and grind everything into smooth paste.
Remove the ground sesame onion chutney onto a bowl.

Add the reserved tempering to above chutney bowl and mix well.
Serve sesame onion chutney with steamed rice or idly or dosa etc.
Notes: Make sure to grind the sesame seeds well before adding onion.

Suggestions: Adjust the amount of green chiles for spice.
Variations: Green chiles can be replaced with dried red chiles. Few sprigs of cilantro can be added as well.
Other Names: Sesame Onion Chutney, Nuvvula Ullipaya Pachadi.

3 Responses to “Sesame Onion Chutney”

  1. indira August 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Nice recipe. Tired of making the same peanut chutney and coconut chutney for idli/dosa. Thanks for the variety.

  2. swati August 7, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    I am trying to contact you for some tips. will you get a time to respond pls ?

  3. Raji August 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    @indira i know. glad you liked it.
    @swati i will do my best. pls go ahead

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