Onion chutney recipe | How to make onion chutney for dosa | Red onion chutney for dose

By Latha on July 12th, 2018

onion chutney recipe

Onion chutney recipe explained with step by step pictures and video. This onion chutney is served with masala dosa or plain dosa. Onion chutney is prepared using red chili, gram dal, urad dal, onion and tomato. This is a no-coconut chutney and tastes very good.

If you want to prepare a spicy and tasty chutney for dose or idli, that too without coconut, then this is the perfect recipe you are looking for. This onion chutney tastes too good and very easy to prepare. I have posted one more tasty onion-tomato chutney on this website, that is also a no-coconut red chutney and can be served along with dose or idli.

I love onion and you can find 3 more tasty onion recipes on this website like onion dose, onion pakoda and potato onion sambar recipes.

I have used one tomato in this onion chutney. But you can replace tomato with tamarind juice, if you like the onion chutney that way. Also you can use little coconut while grinding, if you are a fan of coconut. I keep preparing this onion chutney very often. This is a versatile chutney and goes well with dosa, rice and chapathi. Actually in masala dosa there are 2 types of red chutney used. One is applied while making dosa and other red chutney is served along with the dosa. So this is the red chutney, which is served along with the dosa.

At my family, we prepare 2 types of onion chutneys. One is this no-coconut onion chutney and the other one is with coconut. The later makes use of rw onion, but tastes too good with rice. I will post the recipe soon.

If you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check my doddapatre chutney, kadle-uddina bele chutney, spicy green chutney, urad dal chutney, watermelon-rind chutney, garlic chutney, coriander leaves chutney, ridgegourd peel chutney, brahmi chutney and radish chutney.

I have made a video on this recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.

Onion chutney recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 2 medium sized onions
  2. 1 medium sized tomato or one small lemon sized tamarind
  3. 2 - 4 red chili
  4. 2 tsp gram dal
  5. 2 tsp urad dal
  6. 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  7. 4 - 5 curry leaves
  8. A big pinch of turmeric powder
  9. Marble sized jaggery (adjust as per your taste)
  10. Salt as per your taste
  11. 2 tsp cooking oil

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 1 tbsp cooking oil
  2. 1 red chili
  3. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 1/2 tsp urad dal
  5. 4 - 5 curry leaves

Instructions for making onion chutney:

  1. Rinse and chop onion and tomato.
  2. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a frying pan. Add in red chili, gram dal and urad dal. Start roasting them under medium flame.red chili and dals for onion chutney
  3. Roast until dal is slightly brown.fried dal and red chili for onion chutney
  4. Add in chopped onion, curry leaves and coriander leaves.onion for onion chutney
  5. Fry until onions turn translucent. Next add in chopped tomato. You can avoid tomato by adding thick tamarind juice.chopped tomato for onion chutney
  6. Add in turmeric powder, salt and jaggery.salt and jaggery for onion chutney
  7. Fry until tomatoes turn mushy.frying tomato for onion chutney
  8. Wait until cool, transfer it into a mixer grinder and grind until fine.fried ingredients for onion chutney
  9. Transfer it into a bowl.grinding onion chutney
  10. Prepare tempering using oil, mustard seeds, red chili, urad dal and curry leaves.tempering for onion chutney

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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