Spicy Onion Chutney Recipe

Spicy Onion Chutney

Spicy Onion Chutney

Spicy Onion Chutney is a delicious recipe prepared by blending onions and spices. This fast chutney can be somewhere between fairly and eye-wateringly spicy, depending on your taste. Best enjoyed with frankie, parathas or sandwiches.

This traditional onion chutney is flavoursome comfort food that can be prepared in a jiffy. This is my family‚Äôs favourite recipe. I usually make while making vegetable frankie or a side when I make Dal Makhani and homemade butter.  I usually use red onions for this recipe but if raw red onions are too harsh a flavour for you, you can make this chutney with white onions or shallots.

Spicy Onion Chutney is simple, delicious and definitely worth a try especially for onion lovers.


1 cup sliced onions
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons red chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon mango powder
2 tablespoons water



Add the onions, salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder and mango powder to a food processor. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water and blend into a smooth paste.

Keep in fridge before serving.

Tips & Variations

  1. You can add Kashmiri red chilli powder to enhance the colour of the chutney.
  2. Use water sparingly, as you don’t want the chutney to be watery. Add little at a time.
  3. You can add a glove of garlic if you like garlic.
  4. Onion chutney can be easily stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for more than a week.
  5. You can freeze the chutney in an airtight container for more than a month.

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