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April 11, 2013

Tomato Onion Chutney Recipe ( For Idli, dosa)

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I tried this onion tomato chutney recipe for kushboo idli from Nags space. It was tasting great. Sendhil loved it a lot and had two more idlies Winking smile. Thank u Nags Smile .Its a very simple recipe. I make a similar tomato chutney but i don’t add garlic.The addition of garlic gave a nice flavour to the chutney. Do try this simple n delicious chutney recipe for ur breakfast . I have made a short video for this chutney recipe. Do check it below :)

onion tomato chutney

Onion tomato chutney

Onion tomato chutney Yummy onion tomato chutney recipe for idli dosa
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chutney
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


  • Tomato – 2 nos ( use 2 if very small & 1 no if tomato is big)
  • Big onion – 2 no
  • Red chillies – 4-6 nos
  • Garlic cloves – 3 nos
  • Asafetida / Hing – A pinch
  • Salt & water – As needed
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
To temper ( optional)
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustards seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - a big pinch

  • In a pan heat oil and saute the red chillies , garlic and onion till they turn golden brown. Then add the tomatoes and saute till mushy. Add salt while sautéing to make it fast..
  • After it cools down, grind them to a paste adding hing and water.. Enjoy with idli , dosa !!

Tomato onion chutney tile


    For variations try adding small onions instead of big ones to make it more tasty. U can also try this chutney adding tamarind in place of tomatoes.
Enjoy this yummy chutney with kushboo idli Smile

tomato chutney plate

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Unknown said...

yum yum yumm!!! would love to finish it off now!!
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Suja Manoj said...

Tempting chutney,perfect with those fluffy soft idlis

meena said...

i also prepare the chutney the same way .would love to finish the plate

Priya Suresh said...

Love to start my day with this beautiful spread, droolworthy chutney.

Teena said...

Lip smacking bright chutney!!! Idlis look so soft & perfectly made!

Prema said...

yummy Chutney Chitra,loved to have the whole plate...

divya said...

look really tempting , i'm drooling

Sona said...

looks delicious, yum with idli and dosa.

amna said...

thanks for trying. love the picture.

cookingwithsapana said...

your chutneys are always perfect.

Nilu A said...

Your onion tomato chutney looks delicious Chitra... Thanks for sharing :-)

Chitz said...

Yummy chutney Chitra.. U have an awesome space with a wide collection.. HAppy to follow u.. Do visit mine when u have time :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious and tempting

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Delicious with idli ...tempting

Shanthi said...

awesome color.very inviting..

Unknown said...

Chutney looks very tempting! :) said...

Yummy n mouthwatering chutney!!

Kumudha said...

Today, I tried this chutney. It was awesome! Thank you so much for so many yummy recipes.

Chitra said...

Thanks for trying and the feedback kumudha :)

Anonymous said...

I tried this chutney out today and came out really well. My parents loved the chutney!

Chitra said...

Thank u so much :)

nandoos kitchen said...

Perfect chutney Chitra. I too make this and it tastes yumm with idly/dosa