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May 21, 2013


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I love raw onion chutney / Pacha vengaya chutney. I have already posted my MIL’s and Mom’s onion chutney recipes . I got this recipe from Yummytummy.Thank u Aarthi for this yummy side dish :).Its a very simple & delicious chutney recipe that goes well with idli and dosa. As Sendhil is not fond of raw onion chutney , I usually make it only for me. I love onion chutney with uttapam a lot .. Its my favourite combo :)


  • Big onion (or)  Small onion – 2 nos / 15 nos
  • Red chillies – 5 nos
  • Tamarind – A small berry size
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Salt & water – as needed
To temper
  • Gingely oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few


  • Grind onions , chillies , garlic , tamarind , salt & water to a smooth paste.
  • Temper all the ingredients given under “to temper” .. Serve with idli , dosa.


  • Use small onions for best taste..Add more red chillies if u want more spicy..Adjust tamarind accordingly..U can also use cooking oil or olive oil to temper.

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Divya Shivaraman said...

oh my fav for dosa's dear

Sangeetha M said...

nothing can beat this spicy n yummy chutney, love it with idlis...looks too tempting chitra!!

virunthu unna vaanga said...

one of my most favorite chutney... who can resist this...

meena said...

i make it very spicy for dosa,perfect quick fix .

Torviewtoronto said...

fabulous flavour

Mahi said...

It's been a long time I has raw onion chutney..looks yum!

Unknown said...

I do a similar one, may be little bit more thicker... delicious one and so tangy and lip smacking...
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Akila said...

Yummy chutney

Aruna Manikandan said...

My fav. and i love to have with ragi dosa :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy and inviting dear

Raks said...

Nice addition of garlic, will try this way once :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

I love this chutney a lot with idlis :)
Love the colour of the chutney !!
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Nilu A said...

Nice, yummy and flavorful chutney Chitra :-)

Priya Suresh said...

Can have two more idlies with this chutney,my all time favourite.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Easy and interesting chutney chitra. We make a similar one too