Tomato Onion Chutney

Tomato onion chutney is a tangy and flavorful condiment made with ripe tomatoes, onions, spices, and herbs. It is typically served as a side dish or accompaniment to various Indian dishes such as dosas, idlis, rice, and chapatis. The chutney can be made spicy or mild depending on personal preference and is a versatile and delicious addition to any meal. You also try out this alternate tomato chutney recipe.

  • Tomato Onion Chutney

    Cooks in 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    Discover the delicious and tangy Tomato Onion Chutney recipe, a versatile condiment perfect for dosas, idlis, rice, or sandwiches. Add a burst of flavor to any meal!

Tomato Onion Chutney

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: ChutneyCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A simple and quick chutney recipe made with tomato and onion.


  • Tomato (fully ripe) – 1 No

  • Big Onion – 1 No

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Red Chillies – 4 Nos

  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • In a frying pan, add one teaspoon of oil and fry Bengal gram dhal until it turns light brown.
  • Then add red chillies and asafoetida and fry lightly, then remove.
  • In the same pan, add one more teaspoon of oil and add the onion pieces and fry for one minute.
  • Then add the tomato pieces and fry for one more minute.
  • Once cooled, mix all the ingredients together and grind them into a paste.
  • Finally, season the mixture with mustard to finish.


  1. Hi tried this chutney. It came out nice. Thanks.

  2. Sabina Fathah

    I wanted to try out this chutney n I’ve a question. Shud the tomato also b of a bigger size? Do d onion n tomato be ssauted till they r cukd?

    • Hi,

      Size of onion and tomato will not make much difference. But if the tomato is sour variety, then use small size tomato. Just saute the tomato and onion for few seconds.

  3. Rachel Stronge

    Hi, i just tried the tomato onion chutney jus now and it came it really well..Thank u

  4. hi aunty i tried this chutney it was very nice the taste also so goood…..

  5. Hi aunty,

    How to make peanut kuzhambu….

  6. Hi Kamala , tried it today it was awesome

  7. Simple & tasty chutney. My mom in law loved it.

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