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Onion garlic chutney
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Onion garlic chutney recipe

Easy and yummy chutney with onion and garlic, pairs well with Idli and dosa
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chutney recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup small onions
  • ½ cup garlic peeled
  • 7 red chili
  • 3 Kashmiri red chili
  • A small piece of tamarind
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt as needed


  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add the red chilis and tamarind.
  • I added 7 normal red chilis for spiciness and 3 Kashmiri chili | byadigae chili for color.
  • If you don’t have Kashmiri chili add 8 red chilis.
  • As small onion will give a slightly sweet taste, this spice level for perfect for the chutney.
  • Also tamarind balances the spiciness too.
  • Saute for 2 minutes and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan add the peeled small onions and the garlic.
  • Saute till the color of the onion and garlic changes to light brown.
  • Add little salt while cooking the onion and garlic.
  • Take out from the pan.
  • Cool completely.
  • Add little curry leaves.
  • Grind into a fine paste.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency.
  • Temper mustard seeds and urad dal in 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve with Idli or dosa.
  • This chutney tastes well with Pongal and chapati too.



1.Small onions give a nice taste, so do not replace them with big onions.
2. If you don’t get small onions, add 2 normal size big onions.
3. Instead of tamarind, you can add ½ tomato to the Onion garlic chutney.