Onion Tomato chutney |Easy Chutney for IDLY DOSA | Mani’s Chutney

This is one of the easiest and tasty chutney for Idly dosa. Just with onion and tomatoes we can make it in 15 minutes.  I learnt this recipe from my brother Mani anna :); He loves to cook (this chutney) anytime. So, it is branded and popular as ‘mani’s chutney’ in our home.

  •  Prep Time : 10 mins
  • Cook Time : 15 mins
  • Serves: 2

      Ingredients needed

  • Onions – 1 no
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Red chilies – 5 to 6 or as needed
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Gingelly oil – 2 tbspn
  • Tamarind (optional) – marble size or little
  • Salt needed

    For the seasoning

  • Gingelly Oil -1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Urad dal -3/4 tsp


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add Urad dal;
  2. Once it turns little brown, add red chillies
  3. Then add onion, tomatoes, salt as needed
  4. Cook until it is soft and mushy
  5. Allow it to cool and grind
  6. Add oil in a sauté pan, mustard and urad dal; Once it is splutters add it to the chutney




  • Gingelly oil is very good for health and it also enhances the taste
  • You can roughly cut the onion and tomatoes as we are going to fry and grind
  • Red chillies – You can add more if you prefer more spicy
  • Tamarind – It is an optional one. But i prefer to add little. It will give more sour taste.
  • For one big onion, 2 big tomatoes or 3 medium size tomatoes
  • Avoid adding more water to grind. Very little or no water should be fine
  • Storage: I would prefer using it as fresh only. If we refrigerate the freshness of this chutney will be little missing. So, I will always make very little as need. If you refrigerate, that’s fine. But not more than 1 day.
  • We can add more ingredients like ginger, coconut, mint, coriander leaves to this chutney and change the flavor; Will add quick video on the variation.

Enjoy and let me know your experience 🙂

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