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Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe For Dosa Idli

A spicy and flavorful onion tomato chutney eaten along with hot rice and ghee...
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2
Calories 210 kcal


For the chutney:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal/split black gram/mina pappu
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 4-5 medium size onions thickly sliced
  • 2-3 medium size tomatoes thickly sliced
  • 4-5 slit green chillies
  • 4-5 long tamarind pieces
  • salt - to taste

For the tempering:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon urad dal
  • ¼ teaspoon chana dal/bengal gram optional
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves


For the chutney:

  • Firstly, in a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Into it, add cumin seeds, urad dal/split black gram, dried red chillies and stir well.
  • Into it add green chillies and stir.
  • Into it add sliced onions and mix well.
  • Add tomatoes, tamarind pieces and cook for 5-10 minutes on sim flame until all the ingredients turn soft.
  • Cool down the whole mixture.
  • In a blender, add all the ingredients, add salt according to taste.
  • Blend the mixture until the chutney turns soft and transfer the chutney in a bowl.

For the tempering of chutney:

  • In a sauce pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Into it, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow it to crackle.
  • Add urad dal, chana dal and stir.
  • Add dried red chillies and mix well.
  • Add curry leaves too and let them crackle.
  • Transfer the tadka/tempering onto the chutney.
  • Serve the chutney with plain hot rice and ghee!!!


The chutney can be stored airtight for 2-3 days in refrigerator...


Nutrition Facts
Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe For Dosa Idli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.