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January 14, 2009

South Indian Red Chilli Chutney Recipe - Onion Chilli Chutney

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lemon chilli chutney recipe
I learnt this hot and spicy red chilli chutney from my MIL. It is a very easy to make chutney recipe. Red chilli, lemon  and onion are the major ingredients of this chutney. Tamarind is not used in this recipe. We call it as milagai chutney. Its a good side dish for idli,dosa ! It tastes very spicy. Ok, lets see how to make South Indian style red chilli chutney recipe.

Easy chilli chutney recipe

Chilli chutney recipe Easy Chilli chutney recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chutneys
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

    • Red Chillies – 7 nos
    • Big size Lemon – Half
    • Salt – to taste
      To Temper:
      • Sesame /Gingely Oil – 1 tbsp
      • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
      • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
      • Curry leaves – a sprig
      • Asafetida/Hing – a pinch

        • Grind the red chillies with salt to a powder & then add little water to make a paste & grind it. Remove
        • Season with mustard,urad dal,onions,curry leaves and hing.
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        • Finally squeeze half of the lemon into it. Mix it well.check for salt.
        • Delicious and spicy chutney is ready!!
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        • Can be served with idly & dosa by adding sesame/gingely oil.
        Enjoy !


      This chutney can also be made by adding small gooseberry size tamarind instead of lemon juice.U have to saute & add finely chopped small onions.Try this for variation.

      Red chilli chutney

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      Raks said...

      Never knew the risk of eating chilli more....Thanx for sharing!
      My FIL 's favourite,I made twice when he was here :) Lovely choice for the evnt!

      FH said...

      That is fiery red chutney indeed, yummy! True that capsacine in the chillies have lot of beneficial effects on us, great post! :))

      Finla said...

      Looks yumm.
      I diod see somewhere a chutney event, don't know in which blog.

      Trupti said...

      Chutney looks very yummy. I should make this chutney for my husband. Love the Kitchen Clinic Section.

      Happy Sankranti !!

      Deepthi Shankar said...

      amazing spicy chutney out there, I would love that

      Anonymous said...

      The chutney looks delicious have a yummy blog..keep up the good work.

      Chitra said...

      Thanku all for ur wonderful comments!!!

      lubnakarim06 said...

      Wow awesome click? Nice to know that you are also from Bangalore.... Where do u stay in Bangalore? You can find my mail id in my blog.....

      Vikis Kitchen said...

      Thanks for dropping by dear.Lovely chutney. I will try it soon.

      Nithya Praveen said...

      Got to know more on chillies...thanks Chitra.Lovely Chutney.

      Dibs said...

      Great idea! Such a simple recipe. I love chillies!

      suvi said...

      The husband loves spicy chutneys. Must try this one out!

      Adlak's tiny world said...

      wow wonderful spicy colorful chutney... i m drooling.

      Srikitchen said...

      looks unique and nice recipe!

      Gita Jaishankar said...

      lemon chili chutney is very new to me, looks delicious with idlis, thanks for sahring the recipe :)

      Chitra said...

      thank u all for dropping by :)hugs!!

      Ramya's Mane Adige said...

      lemon n chili sounds like a wonderful combo.... Thanx for the wonderful entry!!! :)

      ambicks said...

      wow! looks spicy .