Onion Tomato chutney: This is an easy to prepare chutney with limited ingredients which are available in your pantry. This chutney could be prepared in two ways. First method is grind then cook, Second method is cook then grind. Both gives similar taste. The first method you get a chutney with dominating onion flavour. But in second method you get a smooth chutney.

Perfect chutney which could be prepared in hurry berry morning within minutes. Unlike tomato chutney, in this chutney you could get the onion as well as the tomato taste and flavour. Simple yet delicious chutney for breakfast like idli and dosa and uttappam.

Vengayam Thakkali Chutney
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: Tamil

Onion-2 large
Tomato-2 large
Garlic- 4 big cloves
Dry red chillies- 3
Salt- to taste

To temper:
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves- 1 stand
Hing/ Asafetida- pinch

  • Roughly chop the onion and tomato(proportion should be almost 1:1) and garlic and keep inside the blender jar with salt.
  • Crush to make a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Once it splutter add the curry leaves and hing.
  • Now add the onion tomato paste and allow to cook for 3 minutes. If you want add 1/4 cup of water to dilute the chutney and then cook.
  • Serve hot with Idli or Dosa.
  • Chop the onion, tomato and garlic.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the red chillies and cook for fifteen seconds; then add the onion and garlic cook till translucent with a pinch of salt for about a minute or two.
  • Now add the tomatoes and cook till mushy. Add enough salt and switch off the gas.
  • Allow the mixture to cool. Once it is cool down add this inside a blender jar and  blend as a fine paste.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Then add the curry leaves and hing and switch off the gas.
  • Pour the tempering on top of the ground chutney and mix well.
Vengayam Thakkali Chutney