CHUTNEY & RAITA

ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE / EERULLI CHUTNEY / VENGAYA CHUTNEY

Chutney is one of the crucial category in Indian cuisine. There are so many types of chutneys one can make. Among the long list of different chutneys today I have for you one easy and simple chutney made from small onions / Shallots. This Onion Chutney recipe is amazingly flavorful .With just a few very basic ingredients, this versatile Onion chutney recipe for idli, dosa is ready and tastes lip-smackingly awesome with anything and everything… Do try !!

ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE

Onion chutney is known as Eerulli Chutney ( Kannada ) and vengaya chutney ( Tamil ). Whenever i have run out of coconut, this onion chutney recipe or tomato chutney comes to my rescue.

One can use regular onions or the very flavorful small onions shallots. I usually make it with shallots as it enhances the taste and makes the chutney more delicious. The most difficult and boring work for many is peeling shallots skin . You can follow these easy steps shown here  to peel them.. makes life so easy.

If you are wondering if the smell of onion would be strong I suggest you must try it. Quick and easy to prepare and a nice change from the regular chutneys. With a slight tang, spiciness from chillies and pungent sweet taste from onions .. this chutney is a must-try .It is one of the best accompaniment with South Indian breakfast or meals, such as dosa, idli, vada and rice.

Do give a try .. here you go…

for more chutney options do check pumpkin chutney , radish chutney , tomato chutney

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ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE / EERULLI CHUTNEY / VENGAYA CHUTNEY Yum
ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings
Ingredients
To Temper ( Optional )
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings
Ingredients
To Temper ( Optional )
ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Peal pearl onions . If you want can use as such or just slice a bit .
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. When the oil is hot, add urad dal, chana dal, hing ,curry leaves and red chillies .Fry on a medium heat, till dal turns golden. Take out on a plate to cool
  3. Add onion to the kadai. Add salt and saute till raw smell from onions vanishes and they are cooked well.
  4. Switch off . Allow to cool .
  5. Transfer the fried ingredients along with salt , tamarind and little jaggery to a mixer jar .. grind to a smooth paste adding little water .
  6. Transfer the onion chutney to a serving bowl .Prepare a tempering using the ingredients mentioned above . Pour it over the chutney .
  7. Enjoy Onion chutney / Shallots Chutney with dosa , idli , rice etc
    ONION CHUTNEY RECIPE
Recipe Notes
  • If you don't like hing , you can skip .
  • I use coconut oil for this .If you want can use that or any oil of your choice .

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Ruchi
    July 1, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Smitha,

    I cannot have tamarind for health reasons. Can I substitute it with lemon juice or anything else?

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