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Onion Tomato Chutney

Onion tomato chutney is a tangy and spicy condiment made with onions, tomatoes, and a combination of spices. It is a popular accompaniment in Indian cuisine and can be served with dosa, idli, vada, or even as a spread on sandwiches. You can store the onion tomato chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy it as a dip or a spread with your favorite dishes.

Onion Tomato Chutney

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: ChutneyCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Discover how to make a tangy and spicy onion tomato chutney, a popular accompaniment in Indian cuisine. Perfect for dosa, idli, vada, or as a spread!


  • Onion – 1

  • Tomato – 1

  • Red Chillies – 5 to 6

  • Bengal gram dal – 1 tablespoon

  • Urad Dal – 1 tablespoon

  • Peanut – 1 tablespoon

  • White til seeds (Ellu) – 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind – a gooseberry size

  • Hard asafoetida – a pea size

  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • In a frying pan, heat a teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Add asafoetida, Bengal gram dal, urad dal, peanuts, and til seeds. Sauté until the dals turn a light brown color.
  • Incorporate tamarind and red chillies into the mixture. Fry briefly, then remove the pan from heat.
  • In the same pan, add an additional teaspoon of oil. Sauté the onion pieces for about a minute.
  • Add the tomato pieces and continue to sauté for another minute.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, combine all the sautéed ingredients with salt in a blender or food processor. Process until you achieve a smooth paste.

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  • Seasoning is optional and if you want you can season it with mustard and curry leaves.
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