Onion Chutney Recipe


Looking for a flavorful and spicy condiment to pair with your favorite South Indian dishes? Try this easy onion chutney recipe. Made with onions, spices, and tamarind, this versatile chutney is perfect for idli, dosa, vada, sandwiches, and burgers. Rich in antioxidants and essential vitamins, onion chutney is a healthy and tasty addition to your meals. Follow our step-by-step instructions to make this delicious condiment at home and enjoy its many health benefits.

Onion chutney is a delicious and flavorful South Indian condiment that’s easy to make and pairs well with a variety of dishes. It’s made from onions, spices, and tamarind, which give it a unique taste and aroma. Onion chutney is a healthy condiment that’s rich in antioxidants and essential vitamins. It’s perfect for idli, dosa, vada, sandwiches, and burgers. Follow our recipe to make this tasty and versatile chutney at home and enjoy its many health benefits.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 3 min Cook Time 3 min Total Time 6 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



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  1. Heat oil.

  2. Add garlic cloves.

  3. Add chopped onions.

  4. Add 2-3 pulp tamarind.

  5. Add salt to the onion.

  6. Sauteed in medium flame until onion get cooked well.

  7. Add red chillies as per the taste.

  8. Add chopped tomatoes.

  9. Sauté well until tomato become soft not to mushy.

  10. Switch off the flame and add grated coconut and sauté in heat of the pan itself.

  11. Transfer in to plate and allow to cool.

  12. Transfer in to mixie jar.

  13. Grind them in to little coarse chutney with little water.

  14. Add fresh mint leaves.

  15. Grind in to little smooth chutney.

  16. Transfer in to serving bowel and tempered with mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves in hot oil.

  17. Tasty, spicy mint flavorful onion mint chutney is ready for serving

  18. Once try with wheat dosa…. amazing combo.


  • sauté the roughly chopped onions properly in oil, otherwise the chutney may smell raw.
  • Adjust red chillies according to your spice level.
  • You can try with small onions too.
  • You can use gingelly oil for tempering or replace with normal cooking oil.
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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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