January 27, 2008

Roasted Onion Chutney for JFI

Onion Chutney ( Telugu: Ullipaaya Chutney) is my entry to this month' JFI:Onion hosted by lovely Radhika of Radhi's Kitchen.

To be honest with you all, this is not my recipe. This chutney is one of the favorites of 'S', so he was very picky about the way it should be made. Atlast, I gave him the charge and he made this amazingly looking and tasting Onion Chutney.. Last time I ate, was made by mom couple of years ago. To my surprise, his version was completely different that of my mom's. Hence, all credit for this Onion chutney goes to 'S'. Drumroll please....:))


Onions - 3 medium size
Red Chillies - 3 or 4
Oil - 1 tbsp
Tomatoes - 1
Green Chillies - 2 or 3
Fresh Coriander leaves - few
Curry Leaves - few
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Chana Dal - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup

P.S: No Mustard seeds as the above ingredients are to be ground to a fine paste, so mustard gives a bitter taste.


1. Heat oil in a wok, add Urad dal, Chana dal, Cumin seeds, Peanuts and Red Chillies. Roast for a while. Thenn add curry leaves and chopped Onion pieces. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
2. Then add chopped green chillies and tomatoes. Mix contents well and Cook for few minutes.
3. Add turmeric, salt and then grind the contents with fresh coriander and water till desired consistency. ( coarse or smooth paste).
4. This can be served as a side dish for any snack or also as a yummy spread.


Also check out Onion Chutney made by

VKN of My Dhaba

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  1. Just found your blog through Tastes of India. Nice blog! Like this version of Onion chutney and it looks really yummy! I will come back to check out more recipes!

  2. I love onion chutney!! Havent tried with roasted dal and peanuts though.. Will surely do that :)

  3. Happy Monday to ya!!:))

    Great looking chutney. I need to save the whole post when she rounds up the JFI. Tastes of India is great, isn't it? Hope you find my FH post now!;D

  4. @ Shriya: Thanks dear for visiting my blog and glad u liked it.. Do visit again..:)

    @ Nags: Roasted dal and peanuts add extra flavor to the chutney Nags.. Do try it next time and let me know how it turned out.:)

    @ Ashaji: Happy Monday to u too! I m so happy that u liked the chutney.. Yes, TOI is indeed so cool . All becoz of dear Sailu. Thanks to her efforts..:D Off I am to see ur post..:))

  5. Adding peanuts is a good idea:-)

  6. This is a nice version of Onion chutney ..good one!

  7. I am going to make them once.
    Did you use white onions or red onions.

  8. Nice color of chutney and looks hot !!!

  9. Onions n onions everywhere. Not that I mind!!!
    Love that color siri

  10. @ TBC: Ya tbc, addition of peanuts gives a nice and different flavor.

    @ Namratha: Thanks dear!

  11. @ HC: I used white onions HC. I think u can use red ones too!

    @ Dhivya: Thanks Dhivya.

  12. @ Vanamala: The chutney is not that spicy vanamala. we can add in more chillies to make it spicy..:)

    @ Padmaja: Thanks for dropping by Padmaja. and I am so looking forward for the Onion Party ( as Nags says it for the Roundup)..:D

  13. i love onion chutney, but the smell puts me off from making it. if it is made in someone else's home, i'd gladly gobble it up.

  14. siri , chutney looks so yummy and with idli and dosa it just rocks

  15. Siri, Thanks for visiting my blog the other day, and the links. The onion chutney looks great- I've never made it before, but your picture looks absolutely yummy! I will definitely try this one out.

  16. wow thats unique Siri! Will surely try this soon!

  17. @ Bee: Hmmmmm, we both are so different Bee. I like those which u don'. a.k.a cabbage n onions.. hehehe

    @ Sagari: Oh ya, this chutney goes well with everything sagari, say its tiffins or just plain rice..:D

  18. @ Vaishali: Thanks for dropping by vishali and glad u liked the chutney. do try it sometime and let me know how it came out..:)

    @ Latha: Thanks dear..:D

  19. I tried this chutney & it turned out awesome :) thanks for posting !!


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