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onion coconut chutney
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Onion coconut chutney

Easy chutney recipe for Idli | dosa
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 25 Small onion
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal
  • 9 Red chili
  • Tamarind a small piece
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tbsp Coconut
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves few


  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add the urad dal, red chili and tamarind.
  • Saute till the dal turns light golden brown.
  • Add the peeled small onion to the pan and add salt.
  • Saute till it changes color. Cook in a medium flame.
  • Switch off the flame and add 2 tbsp of coconut.
  • Cool this completely and grind into a fine paste.
  • Add water to adjust consistency.
  • Temper mustard and curry leaves in 1 tsp oil
  • Add it to the chutney and mix well.
  • Onion coconut chutney is ready.
  • Serve with idli or dosa.



1.You can add few cloves of garlic to this along with onion.
2. The chutney was medium spicy only, so you can add few more red chili to increase the spiciness.