Onion Tomato Chutney

This is our favourite chutney. I used to make it every week for idli/dosa/ paniyaram. Try this chutney and you can store it in refridgerator for 2 days.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 15 minutes


  1. Onion – 2
  2. Tomato – 2
  3. Red chilli – 6 (based on the spiciness)
  4. Tamarind – a small piece
  5. oil – 4 tsp
  6. Salt – to taste
  7. water – as required

To temper:

  1. Gingelly oil – 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  3. Hing or Asafoetida – a pinch
  4. Curry leaves – a spring


  1. Clean and chop onions and tomatoes
  2. Heat oil in a kadai, add red chillies and fry it for few seconds. Dont burn it and remove it immediately
  3. Add onions and tomatoes to the same pan and saute well for few minutes
  4. Add tamarind and salt to it
  5. switch off the flame and Cool down the mixture completely
  6. Transfer it to mixie jar and blend it to a fine paste
  7. Heat a small pan and add gingelly oil
  8. Add items to temper and wait for few seconds. switch off the flame
  9. Transfer it to the chutney bowl and serve it with your favourite tiffin item
onion tomato chutney
Dosa served with onion tomato chutney