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Onion Tomato Chutney

I love onion tomato chutney especially for dosa and utthappam. We can make onion and tomato chutney in different ways. By adding and changing few ingredients we can change the taste. This version of onion and tomato chutney is my mother-in-law’s special. This time when I went to India I got the recipe from her. I found it very different as we add the dhals too for grinding. Here is the recipe for this spicy and tasty chutney 🙂

Preparation time : 10 to 15 minutes
No of Servings : 2
Spice level : 3 to 4


  • Pearl onions or (1 medium size onion)- 1 Cup
  • Tomato – 1/2 (chopped)
  • White lentil (Urad dhal) – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram (Channa dhal) – 1 tbsp
  • Red Chillies – 3 or 4 (according to spice level)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

For Seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a few

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a small pan and add the red chillies, urad dhal and channa dhal.
  2. Fry till they turn slightly brown and add the onions
  3. Fry them till they become translucent and add the tomatoes.
  4. Add little salt and fry till the tomatoes become soft.
  5. Let them cool and grind them to a smooth paste.
  6. Season it with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  7. Serve it with hot idli, dosa or utthappam.


  1. chuntey looks spicy and delicious..thanks for the recipe.

  2. Looks colofrul and delicious chutney.

  3. Looks delicious, colorful…perfect with dosas.

  4. Lovely color..nice chutney..Love to gobble up with idili 🙂

  5. Thanks for the recipe.i have been looking for this the chettinad special chutney?

  6. onion tomato chutney looks delicious i love to have them with dosa.

  7. Yummy with dosa. Slurp.

  8. Looks super delicious , luv it with hot idlis

  9. The chutney looks awesome. very well shot 🙂

  10. I can eat two more idlies with this chutney,love it..

  11. all i need is hot dosa to try this simple yet delicious chutney

  12. isnt this just brilliant with dosa and idli..gosh im drooling

  13. Yummy chutney to eat with anything and everything.

  14. Lovely Chutney to go perfect with dosa

  15. I would love some for the flatbread!

  16. Colorful and spicy chutney. I will try this. 🙂

  17. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing dear…

  18. Sounds great with the red chiles. This would go so well with so many dishes!

  19. what a great chutney flavor!

  20. I too make the similar way! Looks nice!

  21. What a delicious chutney – such a pretty, vibrant color too!

  22. nice recipe..looks so yummy!!

  23. A lovely combo! Chutneys are delicious.



  24. Thank you all for the lovely comments..