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March 21, 2013


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spring onion -  chutney

I adapted this recipe from tarla dalal’s site .I made few changes in the original recipe. We liked it very much. It was a nice combo for idli, dosa..I’ve given the variations for this chutney in ingredients list..


  • Spring onion – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Green chillies or red chillies – 5 - 6 nos
  • Channa dal or urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Tamarind – 1 small piece
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Salt & water – As needed
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
To temper
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Hing – A generous pinch


  • Chop the spring onions , tomato. Grate coconut..Soak tamarind in little water.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai and roast the dal with hing. Remove the dal alone and keep it in a plate..
  • In the same oil , saute the spring onions , tomato , chillies , Grated coconut and salt.. Saute well till the onion shrinks and tomato mushes.. Cool & grind it to a smooth paste adding the soaked tamarind with water.. Make a paste..
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  • Finally add the coriander leaves & grind again to a paste..
  • Temper with the above ingredients..Add to chutney
Serve with idli , dosa  topped with sesame oil !!

spring onion chutney


Health Benefits of Spring Onions
With so many health promoting vitamins, minerals and natural compounds, spring onions are bound to be great for the health. Given below are some of the outstanding health benefits of spring onions.
1. Spring onions are good for cardiovascular health. They lower the oxidation of cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

2. Sulphur compounds in this vegetable help in reducing and controlling blood pressure levels.
3. Spring onions help to reduce cholesterol levels as well.
4. The chromium content in spring onions provides health benefits of diabetics. It controls the blood sugar levels and improves glucose tolerance. Allyl propyl disulphide is also very helpful in lowering blood sugar levels.
5. Anti-bacterial properties in it help to fight against cold and flu.
6. Anti-bacterial properties also provide relief from digestive discomforts.
7. Vitamin C in this vegetable boosts the immunity.
8. Pectin (water-soluble colloidal carbohydrate) in spring onions reduces the chances of developing cancers especially colon cancer.
9. Quercetin in spring onions provides anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine benefits. It’s a good vegetable for treating arthritis and asthma.
10. It is a good food for regulating metabolism and keeping macronutrients.
11. Spring onions are good against eye disease and eye problems.
12. Allicin in this vegetable is good for the skin as it protects from skin wrinkling.
Besides all of the above health benefits, spring onions are also good for speeding up blood circulation. They provide protection against fungal infections and works as an appetizer as well. Regular intake of spring onions is extremely good for the health as these can protect us from many health problems and diseases.


  1. Looks very inviting :) Nice clicks and a great recipe :)

  2. wow, never made this one, looks so tempting. Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event @ my blog (read the rules please)

  3. Never heard of spring onions chutney.Will try.

  4. Very pleasing and definitely an aromatic chutney, tempting me a lot to make some soon.

  5. wow creative recipe! I didn't know spring onion had so much health benefits! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Wow..beautiful color...never heard before but will try soon ....looks delicious...

  7. Never tried chutney with spring onion. Chutney looks good, shall try sometime.

  8. looks great.. tempting me to eat with hot idly

  9. Yummy and flavorful chutney.Need to try.

  10. innovative recipe... flavourful and delicious..

  11. Innovative recipe, looks very inviting..

  12. this is nice the idea ...looks fab

  13. I have never got this idea so for of using spring onions for chutney .
    Nice post

  14. never heard of spring onion chutney! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love the colour of the chutney ....
    Lovely presentation Chitra :)

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  16. yummy recipe...tempting

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  17. yum yum yummy!!! delicious and color perfect chutney... would love to try this with idli and dosa!!
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  18. new kinda recipe to me..Looks very delish with idlis!!

  19. So delicious,Chitra!! Wonderful snaps!!

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  21. this is really dis tastes good vth eager to try.

    1. Thanks maha. Sorry , this chutney tastes good with idli , dosa but not with rice.

  22. wow.....looks great. Very healthy and innovative way of including spring onions. Very good Job chitra.


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