Onion-Tomato Chutney


  • Big onion 1 cut into 1 cm pieces
  • Big tomato 1 cut into 1 cm pieces
  • Urad dhall whole 2 tsp
  • Red chilli 6
  • Tamarind 1″ piece
  • Mustard seeds 2 tsp
  • Split urad dhall 2 tsp
  • Asafodita 2 pinch
  • Curry leaves & Coriander leaves
  • Gingelly Oil 5 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat 1tsp oil in a kadai, in slow fire, and add whole urad dhall, when slightly brown, add red chilli and tamarind and saute for a minute.
  2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai, saute onions for two minutes in medium fire, add tomato and salt and saute for another two minutes till they turn brown. Keep 2 tsp of roasted onions separately for final garnishing.
  3. When cool, grind items in step 1 to powder. Add roasted onions and tomatoes and grind well to make thick paste.
  4. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai, fry mustard seeds till they splutter, add split urad dhall, curry leaves and add to chutney. Ganish with fried onions and coriander leaves. This chutney goes well with idli and dosa.
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