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onion tomato chutney

Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Chutney
  • Cuisine: South Indian


A simple chutney recipe with onions and tomatoes. Goes great with idli, dosa, and upma



2 large onions, sliced
1 ripe tomato, cubed
23 dry red chillies (adjust to taste)
1 large clove of garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp of hing (perungaayam, asafoetida)
Salt to taste
2 tsp of oil


  1. Heat the oil and add the sliced onions. Fry until light golden brown and soft. Add the red chillies, garlic, and hing and fry for a while longer until the garlic doesn’t smell raw anymore.
  2. Add the chopped tomato and salt. Mix well and cook until the tomatoes turn soft and the mixture is moist. Remove from the stove and set aside to cool.
  3. Grind without adding water to a smooth paste.


  • Use some tamarind if the tomato is not very sour
  • You can make this chutney with just onions and omit the tomatoes
  • Add red chilli powder instead of dry red chillies, works well either way