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January 4, 2009

Small Onion Red Chilli Chutney - South Indian Style Raw Onion Chutney

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Raw onion chutney south indian style

My mom makes this spicy raw onion chutney (Chinna vengayam chutney) in South Indian style along with coconut chutney for idlis & dosa. She makes it with small onions, red chilli and tamarind. We call it as vengaya chutney in Tamil. Its very easy to make & it tastes great with hot idli drizzled with lots of sesame oil. This pacha vengaya chutney is my most favourite chutney recipe. To me, its the best side dish for idli dosa in the world ;). I can have any number of idli or dosa with this raw onion chutney. It tastes good for one day travel too. Lets see how to make this yummy,easy raw onion chutney recipe with red chilli.
Small onion red chilli chutney

Vengaya chutney recipe

Onion chutney Easy onion chutney recipe using raw onions in South Indian style.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chutney
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


  • Sambar onion /Shallot–  10 – 12 nos or Big onion - 1 no 
  • Red chilly – 4 nos
  • Tamarind –Small berry size
  • Salt – To taste

  • In a mixie jar,take all the ingredients given above.Grind it to a smooth paste adding required water.Enjoy with hot idlis,dosas adding few drops of gingely oil.Gingely oil helps to enhance its flavour while eating.So don’t skip it.Adjust the quantity of chillies as per your need.If u reduce the chillies,the smell of onion will be dominating.To balance the taste,use right quantity of chillies & tamarind.

Enjoy with idli,dosa!
Note: U can grind this chutney with big onions too.It will be little sweetish or u can combine both the onions and do it! Color of this chutney may vary as per the color of chillies

Enjoy my favourite spicy onion chutney with hot idlis.It tastes heavenly !!
Spicy onion chutney 1

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