ChutneyOnion tomato chutney recipe, side dish for idli dosa

Onion tomato chutney recipe, side dish for idli dosa

Onion tomato chutney recipe -with video
Onion tomato chutney is the usual one which i make for idli or dosa.  This version i tasted long back in a birthday party and tried at home assuming the ingredients, but to my surprise the onion tomato chutney (without coconut) came out well and it tasted almost the same .Two days back i made this for dosa and my little one who doesn’t eat chutneys, enjoyed this a lot.Check out my full collection of chutney recipes.

Onion tomato chutney

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Onion  1
     Tomato  1
     Garlic   3 cloves (optional)
     Roasted gram | pottukadalai  1 tblsp
     Oil  1 tblsp + 1 tsp
     Salt  as needed
     Red chili  4
     Tamarind   a small piece
     Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
     Curry leaves   few 
                                                   Video of Onion tomato chutney


Onion-tomato chutney


    • Chop the onion and tomato finely and peel the skin of garlic.
    • In a pan add oil and throw in the red chilli,tamarind and garlic and roast them in a medium flame.
  • Now add the onions and saute till they turns slightly brown in color. Cook in a medium flame. Add salt to this while cooking to ensure even and fast cooking.
  • Now add the tomatoes to this.
  • Cook till the tomatoes become mushy.
  • Add roasted gram to this and switch off the flame.
  •  Grind this into a smooth paste adding little water.
  • Check for salt and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Dilute this by adding little water to reach your desired consistency.
Onion tomato- chutney


  • Instead of Roasted gram, urad dal or channa dal can also be added.
  • If using any of these dals, roast them nicely till golden brown and keep it aside.
  • Few tblsps of shredded coconut can also be added  while grinding.

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  1. I tasted this chutney first time in my in laws house and fell in love with it…. After we came here I used to make my mothers version… But wanted to try my in laws version and told my hubby and actually he prepared that chutney for me that day….. I will never forget it…. Now it has become a regular part in our breakfast….

  2. I love this chutney with anything!!! I dont add pottukadalai for tomato onion will surely give some body to the dish! will def add some when i next try! nice recipe, jey! lovely clicks!!

  3. I tried this one…And it was a instant hit especially with my 10 month old baby. She loves Dosa with this chutney and I love the fat that I don't have to worry about making Sambhar when a cranky kid is around 🙂

  4. Hello jeyashri garu how are you? The good thing happen to me in recent days is just happened to see your site. Really loved the way you describe Recipe's , just today I did this onion tomato chutney came out really well. Thanks lot.

  5. Hi Jeyashri, I made this chutney recently with paniyaram for a get together with school moms. I put less chilli because they are of different nationalities and eat less spicy food. Everybody loved it and asked me for the recipe; so I shared your link. Thanks:)


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