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Onion tomato chutney
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Best ever Onion tomato chutney recipe

Onion tomato chutney side dish for idli dosa - very delicious recipe that goes perfectly well with idli, dosa or even adai.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tablespoon Chana dal Kadalai paruppu
  • 5 Red chillies
  • teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut
  • 2 teaspoon Oil or ghee
  • Salt - As needed

To temper

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves


  • Cube onion and tomato firstly.
  • Secondly, heat 2 teaspoon of oil in a pan and fry red chillies and chana dal until the dal turns golden brown colour.
  • Take care to keep the heat in medium to avoid burnt chana dal. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • If you want, you can temper in this step and transfer the tempered items to the chutney serving bowl or do it lastly too.
  • Now, add onion, tomato and cook until it softens.
  • Cool down everything completely.
  • First grind chana dal, coconut, salt and red chilli to a coarse powder.
  • Top it with onion and tomato, and grind to a smooth paste. Add little water while grinding.
  • Transfer to the serving bowl. Mix well. Adjust water if needed to reach desired consistency.



  • Cool down the ingredients before grinding.
  • Adjust chilli according to it's spice level.