Onion Thokku/ Chutney

This is one of the recipes that I learnt from my mother-in-law. This is a favorite accompaniment in my house with akki rotti. Steaming hot akki rotti, with onion chutney and a dollop of butter! Ah! Heaven on a plate 🙂  It also tastes great as a spread for a piece of toast!

Ingredients :

1 large onion

2-3 cloves of garlic

8-10 red chillies

1 teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 tablespoon tamarind paste

1 cup of cilantro/coriander

1-2 small cubes of jaggery

5-6 curry leaves

1 tablespoon oil

Salt to taste


Heat the oil and add the onions, garlic, red chillies, coriander and cumin seeds for 4-5 minutes. Once the onion softens and turns translucent, add curry leaves and cilantro. Saute for another 2-3 minutes. Let this cool. Once cooled, blend all sauteed ingredients,  with tamarind paste, salt and jaggery. Blend this to a smooth paste with very little or no water.

Transfer the contents back to a pan and let this mixture boil for another 10 minutes. This increases the shelf life of the chutney.


One comment on “Onion Thokku/ Chutney

  1. Quite an interesting chutney Swathi.. Tempting enough to try..

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