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Onion Chutney

Course Chutneys, Dips and Spreads
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
By Cook Method Stovetop
By Diet Vegetarian
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Shallots / Sambar Onions.
  • Tamarind Marble size
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 3 to 4 Green Chillies increase as per your taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar opt
  • Curry Leaves handful
  • 1/2 tsp Cooking Oil


  • Heat a pan with little oil and sauté all the ingredients, except tamarind. Fry till onions turn pink. Let it cool.
  • Meanwhile soak tamarind and once the onion mix is cooled, grind it with tamarind, salt and sugar, if you are using, to a paste.
  • Heat some oil and pour the hot oil over the paste. By adding the oil, this chutney stays good for a while.
  • Serve this with Coconut Dosa.


Instead of Shallots you could use 2 to 3 regular Red Onions as well.
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