Onion and Garlic Chutney



This chunky,mouth watering, finger licking chutney is for those who crave for that hint of sugar in every spicy bite. This is one of my favorite chutneys. It has a really long shelf life and actually never goes stale on you.

1 chopped red onions
1 tsp red chili powder (base it on taste)  
1tsp paprika (for color)  
2 tbsp sliced garlic  
1/2 cup tamarind pulp extracted from 1 lemon sized tamarind
3 green chilies slit lengthwise
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
small pinch of asafoetida 
1 tsp jaggery shavings 
salt to taste 
1 spring of curry leaves 
2-3 tsp of sesame oil (cold pressed)


  • Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida, mustard and curry leaves.
  • Add onions, green chilies and garlic and sauté until the onions are translucent
  • Add chili powder and paprika and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Pour in the tamarind pulp and bring to boil.
  • Add jaggery and salt to taste.
  • Serve with dosas or idlis.

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