Last updated on January 11th, 2019
Onion tomato chutney recipe is a delicious and easy chutney recipe you can cook and serve with idli or dosa. This super tasty south Indian tomato onion chutney is not only limited to idli or dosa though. You will love this spicy tangy onion chutney even with bread, cutlet etc. Read on to learn how to make onion tomato chutney with step by step photos.
This onion tomato chutney is a very versatile one. Along with idli and dosa you can also serve this chutney with bread, roti, steamed rice. It tastes very good wit rice, sesame oil.
Onion Tomato Chutney Ingredients
There are so many variations you can make with this onion tomato chutney. Here I have made this chutney with few ingredients yet the chutney is high on flavor and taste
to make onion tomato chutney always use desi tomatoes that are slightly tangy. It is best to use pearl onions or small onions if available.
Along with onions and tomatoes I have also used some chana dal, small piece of ginger and green chilies for flavor.
However ginger is an optional ingredient here. You can also make tomato onion chutney without ginger.
The highlight of chutney is the tempering. Tempering the chutney with two teaspoons sesame oil totally elevates the flavor profile of this chutney.
Variations and Tips For Making Best Onion Tomato Chutney
Use good quality ripe tomatoes for best flavor.
Make sure to saute the onions and tomatoes really well for nice flavored chutney
Sesame oil tastes best for chutney recipes
Refrigerate any left over chutney. Keeps well for two days. You can also add a small piece of tamarind to increase the shelf life.
Now let us learn how to make onion tomato chutney recipe with step by step photos.
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How To Make Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe Step by Step
1. Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a kadai and fry gram dal, ginger and green chilies.
2. Add the cubed onions and saute till pinkish and fragrant.
3. Add the cubed tomatoes and fry till mushy. The peel should begin to wilt.
4. Allow to cool and grind smoothly along with salt. Heat 2 teaspoons oil and temper with mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and dried red chilies. Add the tempering to the chutney along with oil and mix well. Serve onion tomato chutney with idly/dosa/upma etc.
Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe
- 3 large tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- 2 green chillies
- A small piece of ginger
- 1 tablespoon gram dal
- 3 teaspoons oil
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon urad dal
- 10-12 curry leaves
- 2 dried red chillies
- 2 teaspoons oil
- Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a kadai and fry gram dal,ginger and green chillies.
- Add the cubed onions and saute till pinkish and fragrant.
- Add the cubed tomatoes and fry till mushy. The peel should begin to wilt.
- Allow to cool and grind smoothly along with salt. Heat 2 teaspoons oil and temper with mustard,urad dal,curry leaves and dried red chillies. Add the tempering to the chutney along with oil and mix well. Serve hot with idly/dosa/upma etc.
1.Instead of a big onion you can use 10-12 pearl onions
2.This chutney will be excellent as a bread spread too.
3. You can mix some leftover rice with chutney for instant tomato rice.