Spicy Onion Chutney

Spicy Onion Chutney

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You will experience the pure, intense flavour of onions in this Spicy Onion Chutney. The flavour of onions is not masked by any spices in this delicious and easy chutney, which is made with just onions and red chillies sautéed in coconut oil.

Make sure you keep a constant eye on the onions when you sauté them, because they should not turn brown. They should just be translucent or light pink even after adding the chillies.

To get the ideal pinkish colour, use only normal dry red chillies and not the deep-red Kashmiri ones. Serve this chutney with idlis and dosas for a vibrant, flavour-packed breakfast.

Spicy Onion Chutney recipe - How to make Spicy Onion Chutney

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5 dry red chillies (pandi) , broken into pieces
1 cup thickly sliced onions
2 tbsp coconut oil
salt to taste

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the mixture from the flame and allow it to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, blend in a mixer along with salt till smooth without using any water.
  5. Serve immediately or store refrigerated in an air-tight container for 2 days.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy43 cal
Protein0.1 g
Carbohydrates1 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat4.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.3 mg
Spicy Onion Chutney Recipe by Tarla Dalal


Spicy Onion Chutney
 on 28 Jan 16 11:00 PM

It increased the taste..I tried it with prantha..It was really tasty
Tarla Dalal
29 Jan 16 10:29 AM
   Thanks Kanchi. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Spicy Onion Chutney
 on 15 May 15 04:00 PM

This spicy onion chutney just blends so well with idli and dosas. To make this you need only 2 ingredient, and its ready in no time. Easy, quick, spicy. It also stays in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Just superb... A must try.