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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

onion tomato chutney recipe - red chutney for dosa       Why ‘Easy’ Onion Tomato Chutney ? Yes its easy for me. I already posted my MIL’s version of Onion tomato chutney recipe that she makes for so many years and I just love it too. It has lots of frying part like channa dal, red chilli and onion, tomato. Also it has coconut. So this one is so simple with only 3 main ingredients ~ Onion, tomato and red chilli powder. Isn’t it cool? I had got few requests to post red chutney recipe for idli dosa. This is Aj’s most favourite chutney. Perfect with dosa varieties. Its one of those kind they serve in restaurants along with the white and green chutneys.  Refer coconut chutney - for white and mint chutney and coriander chutney for green chutneys.


Easy onion tomato chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 5 mins    Serves: 2


Onion - 2, small sized

Tomato - 2, small sized

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil - 1 tblsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  1. Chop onion and tomato into cubes. Grind to a smooth paste without water.1--onion-tomato-chutney
  2. Heat a kadai with oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order. Pour the ground paste and add 1/4 cup water, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well.2--onion-tomato-chutney
  3. Cook in medium flame for 4-5 mins or until the chutney gets the desired consistency. It should not get too thick. Should be similar to the other chutney consistency. So adjust water accordingly.3--onion-tomato-chutney-rec


    • Adjust the chilli powder according to the tanginess of tomatoes.
    • I used small sized tomato and onion so used 2 each.
    • I used kashmiri red chilli powder. Its the best to give bright red colour.
    • You can add a pinch of sugar for a different taste.
    • You can temper with asafoetida powder if you like.
       Its the best chutney for dosas the best. I had with verum arisi dosa, which is my next post. Bliss combination! Kids too would love to have this red coloured chutney for their idli dosa!

onion tomato chutney recipe

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  1. Very tasty and tangy looking tomato chutney. You are right. Would love to try it out with dosas.

  2. I call it as easy chutney ! whenever we are super fast this one will help :) waiting for arisi dosai recipe !

  3. super easy and tasty chutney, love to try this sometime

  4. Loved its color..must try soon :)

  5. very tasty and easy chutney.. Love the color

  6. color is very nice.mouth is watering....

  7. Chutney looks delicious, nice color.

  8. Super easy isn't it? can make it in a jiffy..

  9. Quick and easy. Will try it soon.

  10. Love to add few garlic; easy peasy chutney.

  11. i will try today for dinner to let u know

  12. Tried this simple chutney and liked it very much.
    Thanks for the recipe !

  13. Its really tasty thanks for the recipe

  14. Its really tasty...and easy to make.... thank you

  15. MADE IT JUST NOW... it was yummy... thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe

  16. made it just now... it was yummy.. thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe

  17. Made it just now ..... WoooW realy super.

  18. Made it just now. WoooW realy super and tasty.

  19. I followed the recipe. I had a small piece of white radish. I threw it in too. It came out very good. I liked the taste. It is super easy.

  20. very spicy to taste ma..really goes well with the oats dosa..

  21. The easiest chutney! and it tastes great, too. I was skeptical of the title until I clicked and read through the step by step - love it! I made this in no time for hubby's lunch box and I had the leftovers for breakfast. Spicy and fabulous!

  22. Very nice and tasty recipe... loved it!!!

  23. Can you please give me gulab jamun recipe thanking you

  24. Hey m a begineer plzz tell dat do we need to soak urad dal overnight or boil it before tempering or nothing as such is required??

  25. Hey m a beginner plzz tell do we need to soak urad dal overnight or boil or nothing as such is required before tempering

    1. Just as such. It will be crispy here and there.

  26. thanks a lot. this came out very well :)

  27. Thanks! It was my first attempt and my husband loved it. Keep cooking and posting!


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