Recipes - Onion Chutney


4 medium sized onions

½ tsp urid dal

A pinch of asafoetida

4-5 red dry chillies (seedless)

Marble sized ball tamarind

2 tbsp. oil

Salt to taste.



Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice.  Take oil in a non stick pan; add urid dal, asafoetida, chillies and fry for one minute; add the sliced onions and fry till slightly brown.  Add the tamarind extract, salt and cook for five minutes. When cool, grind all the ingredients to a paste (chutney).


This chutney goes well with dosas and idlis.

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Comment on this article

  • LeRob, Shillong

    Thu, Jul 20 2017

    This is a fantastic recipe. I have tried it and it works well.

    Ninette - please add more recipes

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