Onion tomato chutney recipe

Onion tomato chutney is a very delicious accompaniment for idlis, dosas and other South Indian snacks. It is very easy and simple to make and it can be stored in refrigerator upto 3 days.


  • Onions - 4 (finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes - 4 (finely chopped)
  • Whole red chillies - 3 to 4
  • Ginger - 1 teaspoon (chopped finely)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds/rai - 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE ONION TOMATO CHUTNEY RECIPE Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan. Add red chillies and ginger and stir fry for 2 minutes on a low flame

Step 2

Add the finely chopped onions and fry for another 2 minutes till they become translucent.

Step 3

Then add tomatoes and cook till they become soft.

Step 4

Add salt and mix well. Remove from heat.

Step 5

Let the mixture cool down. Grind the mixture to a slightly coarse paste.

Step 6

Heat another 2 teaspoons of oil in a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds. Once the seeds stops spluttering add urad dal and curry leaves and fry till dal becomes light brown. Add this seasoning to the chutney.

Step 7

Onion-tomato chutney is ready to be served. IMG_3004

4 Responses to Onion tomato chutney recipe

  1. chithra says:

    Great and tastey

  2. sheila says:

    Hi, Gd morning..

    The whole red chillies u hve mentioned.. Is it fresh red chillies or dry chillies? Pls advise.. Tq ;))

  3. eCommonMan says:


    Good one!

    I add 2 tbsp of Chanadal for initial frying. This will give better consistency.

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