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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Am here with a quick post. Easy recipe. Nothing can beat hot idlies and a spicy chutney breakfast. I am hot and spice lover. I want everything hot! And I always look for different chutney recipes to try as I hate to repeat the same chutney every time. So few days back, a reader friend- Dharini Umapathy (who calls me akka and shares her life events too) told me this simple chutney, her grandma used to make and I instantly loved it. Coz its simple, sound spicy and flavorful too. So I tried the very next day and loved it a lot. We make a similar one sans garlic and curry leaves. But this tempted me to try. So here’s the recipe without my blah blah blahs.Not listening

Spicy chilli onion chutney recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 5 mins    Serves: 3


Small onion/ chinna vengayam - 8

Red chilli - 8

Garlic - 1 flake

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Salt - As needed

To temper

Oil - 2 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp


  1. Peel onion, garlic and place all the ingredients in the mixer. Grind it to a slightly coarse paste with 3 tblsp of water.1-grind
  2. In a kadai, heat oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table and pour the ground chutney. Stir for just a minute and transfer to serving bowl.2-temper


    • Shallots (small onions/ chinna vengayam) works best.
    • Do not let it boil for long time as the raw smell of onion should be there to taste good.
    • Grind coarsely for enjoying a good texture, also if you grind smoothly, it may turn bitter.

Serve with hot hot idlis and you will never know how many idlies you ate. சில பல இட்லிகள் உள்ள போகும்! Laughing

chilli onion garlic curry leaves chutney

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  1. Chutney looks so delicious and very tempting clicks.

  2. sema hot a irukku :D photos kuda

  3. Wow... mouth watering. Slurp :-D

  4. Wow.. lovely pics... I want to make this ASAP. too bad I don't have shallots at hand. Can I try this with red onion?

  5. Quick and easy way to make chutney without using coconut.

  6. Sssshhhhh pppppaaaaa.....
    Of course this is best combination to idly.
    Very nice colour rak.

  7. easy to make and tasty chutney.

  8. Lovely and delicious looking chutney.

  9. Hmmmmmmmm luking delicious.

  10. சில பல இட்லிகள் உள்ள போகும்.... LOL .. definitely போகும் :)

  11. This chutney looks mouthwatering and delicious. Yum!

  12. spicy and tempting chutney...perfect with soft n fluffy idlis !

  13. lovely chutney! love the color!

  14. Wow yummy. Ll make tonight

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  16. I make this too but I add little tomato too and have it very paniyaram its my fav pic looks very nice raks

  17. i tried this recipe but didnt get this red color..dnt know why..

  18. I used shallots. It turned out really bitter. Any ideas why it migh be?

  19. Mine too turned out to be bitter with shallots.

  20. I tried this recipe to the T yesterday using shallots. But it turned out extremely bitter.

  21. All of you whose chutneys turned bitter : Make sure you dont grind the chutney too smooth. Also use Chilli more to balance it. Otherwise nothing in the recipe to turn it bitter. What I tried was spicy not even a bit bitter.

  22. It could be that the shallots in USA & the ones in India maybe different. To remove the bitterness, I added lemon juice & it turned out to be tolerable

  23. I tried it today and come out awesome

    My husband loved it

  24. Hi..the recipe looks yums :) If I do not have the small red onion, would the big brown onion be ok to use?

  25. We call it 'illicit chutney'. Tis reminds me of our trichy college days,where there was small mess near our college used to serve tis tasty chutney with idli n dosa

  26. Well recently i tried the above thing..itz sooo gd nd i impressed my mom too,,...

  27. For how long does it keep in the refrigerator?


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