Tomato Onion Chutney | Easy chutney recipes | Restaurant style chutney

Tomato Onion chutney is quick and easy to make, yet it’s a delicious side dish for Idlis, Dosas, rotis, and much more. With just a few ingredients you, will have this finger licking chutney ready in minutes.

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Tomato Onion Chutney

Tomato Onion Chutney

For detailed instructions for making the Tomato onion Chutney watch the video.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 pieces small onion cut into(if you want add garlic too)
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
  • 4 to 5 byadagi red chillies may substitute with any other red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • little jaggery or little tamarind depending on sourness of tomato

For seasoning:

  • 3 tsp oil to fry tomato and also for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon urad dal

To garnish:

  • Little bit of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves


  • Heat around 1½ tsp of oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Add jeera, then add red chillies. Once the the chillies are warm enough, take it out and keep it aside.
  • Then add cut onions and sprinkle some salt. ( The salt helps cook the onion faster)
  • Once the onions become translucent, add tomatoes.
  • Add curry leaves, tamarind or jaggery, and turmeric powder.
  • Mix and let the tomatoes cook well.
  • After around ten minutes, or once the tomatoes are cooked well, turn off the heat and let it cool.
  • Once it is cooled completely, grind this along with chillies and salt to a fine paste.
  • Transfer it to a bowl and prepare the seasoning.


  • Heat the remaining oil in a ladle.
  • Add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • Fry it until dal turns golden brown.
  • Add this seasoning to the chutney and it is ready to serve!