Spicy Onion Chutney - South Indian Chutney

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Jul. 05, 2017

You will experience the pure, intense flavour of onions in this Spicy Onion Chutney. The flavour of onions is not masked by any spices in this delicious and easy chutney, which is made with just onions and red chillies sautéed in coconut oil. Make sure you keep a constant eye on the onions when you sauté them, because they should not turn brown. They should just be translucent or light pink even after adding the chillies. To get the ideal pinkish colour, use only normal dry red chillies and not the deep-red Kashmiri ones. Serve this chutney with idlis and dosas for a vibrant, flavour-packed breakfast.


Dry red chillies 5 , broken (((pandi)))
Sliced onions 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((thickly sliced)))
Coconut oil 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste



1.Heat the coconut oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

2.Add the red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

3.Remove the mixture from the flame and allow it to cool completely.

4.Once cooled, blend in a mixer along with salt till sooth without using water.


5.Serve immediately or store refrigerated in an air-tight container for 2 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4