I have chosen to blog about this chutney as it happens to satisfy the rules of two events I am participating in. One being Srivalli's Blogging Marathon - 8 and the other Radhika's Blog Hop Wednesdays. As I mentioned in my previous post, I would post under the theme 'Condiments'. Also I was paired with Mugdha of Cooking Fundas. I browsed her blog multiple times tempted by her authentic Oriya recipes. I finally decided to make this Onion chutney

My experience in making this chutney was very interesting. It was fast and easy to make in the first place and the texture and taste was so new. The addition of Urad Dal in onion chutney is something I had never tried before and sure added a new dimension to this humble chutney. I am glad I have added one more chutney which we love to have with Dosas!!

Onion Chutney

Ingredients -

Onions 2 medium, chopped  (I used red onions)
Urad Dal 3 Tbsp
Dry Red Chillies 3-4 (or as needed)
Tamarind extract 1 Tbsp (or as needed)
Salt as needed
Oil 1 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp, Hing a pinch)

Method Of Preparation - 

In a heated pan, add a few drops of oil and fry the Red Chillies until they turn brownish.

Set them aside and roast the Urad Dal until they turn light brown. Set them aside to cool.

In the same pan add the remaining oil and fry the onions until the raw smell is gone and set aside to cool.

Onion Chutney

Grind the roasted urad dal and the red chillies to a coarse powder and add the fried onions, salt, tamarind extract and make a semi smooth chutney.

Prepare the seasoning by heating the oil and frying the seasoning ingredients until the mustard seeds pop and the dals brown.

Transfer the seasoning on to the chutney and serve it with Dosa ! [we loved it with some steaming hot rice as well].

Also take a peek at my fellow Marathoners and Blog Hoppers

This delicious chutney goes to Srivalli's Condiment Mela.

Preparation Time 15 min
Makes 3/4 cup
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, August 17, 2011


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Yummy and versatile chutney! Good pick from Mugdha's blog :) YUM!

  3. Usha Says:
  4. Love the color of the chutney and mouthwatering!

  5. Archana Says:
  6. Different from what I make but looks yummy. Must try

  7. simple easy and tasty chutney.

  8. Sobha Shyam Says:
  9. very yummy n lovely chutney, simple and delicious..

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Absolutely love this chutney and the final color of the product :)

  12. soujanya Says:
  13. Colour looks grt...ofcourse chutney too...:)

  14. Shylaja Says:
  15. Yummy and delicious chutney
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  16. sushma Says:
  17. Looks soo yummy........

  18. Prema Says:
  19. wow delicious chutney,luks very tempting...

  20. divya Says:
  21. Slurp...slurp!!! Looks sooo.... good!!!!

  22. Shanavi Says:
  23. Perfect for rava dosa and love the colour dear

  24. Unknown Says:
  25. Super colour and mouth watering!!!

  26. Aarthi Says:
  27. perfectly mounted up...yummy looking

  28. Deeksha Says:
  29. Tempting and mouthwatering chutney.

  30. Radhika Says:
  31. It does look a bit coarse unlike the smooth chutney that I make. addition of dal is really new to me.

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  32. Unknown Says:
  33. perfect for spicing up a meal :)

  34. Indian Khana Says:
  35. Yum ...love this ...

  36. Simply & easy chutney..want idly or dosa to finish it off..

  37. Kalyani Says:
  38. looks yum Harini :-) Urad dal does enhance its flavour

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  39. Priya Suresh Says:
  40. Fingerlicking chutney for the sure,just tempting..

  41. interesting...new chutney added ....!!

  42. This is perfect with dosa. Yummy Chutney

  43. Prathima Rao Says:
  44. Delicious, flavorful chutney perfect with hot dosas or vadas!!!
    Prathima Rao
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  45. I make this chutney at home often. Nice clicks.

  46. Padmajha Says:
  47. Delicious chutney perfect with dosa / idli. Nice clicks..

  48. Akila Says:
  49. wow my mouth is watering here.. thinking to have it with soft idli's...

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  50. Srivalli Says:
  51. Nice colour it has got!..good one..

  52. Suma Gandlur Says:
  53. Looks goos. Seems like a twist to erra karam.

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