Onion chutney is my to go chutney recipe whenever I do no happen to have any coconut or tomatoes at home. As it uses just onions, it is easy to make and pack them with idlis, whenever we travel long distances. As it does not have coconut, its diabetic friendly and doesn’t spoil quickly as well unlike the other chutney varieties. I use both regular onion and sambar onion to make this chutney as I love the sweetness the chinna vengayam gives. If you not happen to like garlic but still wish to enjoy the red chutney with your idli or dosa, this onion chutney will be perfect accompaniment for you.
- I use both the regular onion and the sambar onion to make this chutney. By nature sambar onion gives out a sweet taste so when we add regular onion it balances the taste of the chutney with its pungent, sharp taste.
- If you do not wish to add both the onion, use any one.
- Usually Nallennai (sesame oil) is used to make this chutney, but if you do not happen to have, use any vegetable oil.
- Adjust the quantity of the red chilies according to the spice level you prefer.