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Easy onion chutney
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This is a super easy onion chutney with just two ingredients.It tastes divine with idli & dosa.We do this at least twice in a week & this is my most favourite  chutneyWinking smile. We call this as “ Vengaya Molaapdi”.I learnt this from my MIL.The key is u should keep the onions, chillies & salt in correct ratio otherwise it would taste very spicy or bitter :) If u are looking for super hot and spicy onion chutney,u must try this especially bachelors.U will love its simplicity and ofcourse its taste.This chutney tastes the best with sour dosa (pulicha dosa) and hot idlis Winking smile. Lets see how to make this easy,peasy south Indian style onion chutney for idli dosa with a video !
Spicy onion chutney - video

Vengaya molaapdi

Easy onion chutney

Easy onion chutney Easy onion chutney recipe with just 2 ingredients
Cuisine: Indian
Category: chutney
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 7 Minutes


  • Small onions - 10 nos
  • Green chillies - 4-5 nos ( small)
  • Salt - as needed

    • Peel the onions by soaking in water for 5 mins. Coarse grind all the ingredients in a mixie without adding water(Just run once or twice-use juice/inch option).
    • Take care onions & chillies shouldn’t be grinded smooth. Transfer it to a small bowl and check for salt.
    • Mix with gingely/sesame oil and serve with dosa!!


  • U can replace small onions by big onions but tastes little sweetish.So add more chillies.Make sure u add correct quantity of salt.If salt is right,this chutney tastes great.
  • For the above recipe,use 1 big onion.
  • Some chillies may be less spicy and some may be more.So adjust accordingly.

Green chilly:
  1. Green chillies are very high in vitamin A and C and have more Vitamin C per gram than many oranges.
  2. Chilli peppers are effective in stimulating and enhancing digestion.  Due to their spiciness, chilli peppers tend to bother people who have active peptic ulcers.
  3. Studies have found that spicy foods do not cause ulcers in healthy individuals.  
  4. The capsaicin in chilli peppers also has a stimulating effect on the mucus membranes of the nose and sinuses.
  5. Studies have shown that capsaicin stimulates blood flow through the membranes and causes mucus secretions to become thinner and more liquid.  This action
    makes it beneficial in combating the common cold and sinus infections. 
  1. Onions have the potential to alleviate or prevent sore throat.
  2. Onions are especially beneficial for women who are at increased risk of osteoporosis (Break down of bones)as they go through menopause.
  3. It reduces the risk of head and neck cancers.
  4. Onions are used to heal blisters and boils.
  5. Onions reduces the cholesterol levels too .        

Serve this chutney with idli & dosa adding lots of gingely oil.Tastes heavenly !
Easy vengaya chutney

I am linking this post to “CHUTNEY/DIP MANIA “event by Ramya at mane adige.


  1. Oh, thanks for another lovely entry!!! Onion sure adds a wonderful flavor to all dishes!! See ya @ the roundup

  2. It tastes better with a few drops of vinegar too.


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