Coriander Onion Chutney

Coriander Onion Chutney

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Both coriander and onion have a strong flavour and aroma, that come together well in this chutney.

Tamarind and a selection of spices like asafoetida and red chillies add to the pungency, making sure that the Coriander Onion Chutney really kindles your gastronomic juices.

Serve with South Indian snacks.

Coriander Onion Chutney recipe - How to make Coriander Onion Chutney

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 1 cup
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1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1 cup chopped onions
7 tsp oil
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)

  1. Heat 6 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the urad dal and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the onions, asafoetida, tamarind pulp, 2 red chillies and salt and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  3. Once cooled, put it in the mixer along with the coriander and ¼ cup of water and blend to a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the remaining red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Pour the tempering over the prepared chutney and mix well.
  7. Serve immediately or store refrigerated in an air-tight container and use within a day.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy42 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates3.6 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat2.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.3 mg


Coriander Onion Chutney
 on 23 Sep 20 03:33 PM

Urad dal chilka wali or without chilka
Tarla Dalal
24 Sep 20 08:52 AM
   This recipe makes of urad without the skin.
Coriander Onion Chutney
 on 20 Sep 20 11:52 AM

Tarla Dalal
20 Sep 20 02:34 PM
   thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes, articles you loved.
Coriander Onion Chutney
 on 31 Jul 17 02:37 PM

Hi In the recipe u hv mentioned to sauté the urad dal n then add the onions n keep it aside. Then there is no mention of adding this to the chutney. At what stage is it to be added?
Tarla Dalal
01 Aug 17 12:39 PM
   Hi, We have re written point no 3 so it is more clearer now.
Coriander - Onion Chutney
 on 19 Aug 14 12:25 PM

Unusual traditional chutney recipe with less of coriander and more of other ingredients. Tastes really good.