Tomato Onion Chutney | Thakkali Vengayam Chutney

Spicy and Tangy Indian Chutney made by roasting the onions and tomato well in a kadai and then grinding them into a smooth paste.

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Tomato Onion Chutney | Thakkali Vengayam Chutney

Thakkali Vengayam Chutney also known as the Tomato Onion Chutney is a favorite accompaniment with Dosa'sIdli'sUpma’sParathas, a sandwich spread and anything you want to experiment it with. The sweet nature of the small onions enhances the taste of the chutney. If small onions are not available, regular red onions can be used. Traditionally to make the Thakkali Vengayam Chutney recipe, sesame oil is used for seasoning and sauteing, thus enhancing its flavor. In case you don’t stock sesame oil, any vegetable or sunflower oil can be used.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chutney Recipes such as

  1. Dhaniya Pudina Chutney
  2. Tomato Onion Chutney
  3. Mysore Chutney

Cuisine: South Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) , (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil , or vegetable oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds , or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 4 Curry leaves

Directions for Tomato Onion Chutney | Thakkali Vengayam Chutney

  1. To begin making the Thakkali Vengayam Chutney recipe, heat oil in a small pan; add the onions and sauté until soft and tender. Add the chopped tomatoes, green chilli, salt, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Sauté until the tomatoes are nice and soft and almost all the water has evaporated.

  2. Allow the mixture to cool and then grind into a smooth paste.

  3. Heat oil in another small pan; add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves and allow it to crackle. Stir for a few seconds until the urad dal is browned. Pour this seasoning over the ground tomato onion chutney and give it a good stir.

  4. Serve Thakkali Vengayam Chutney | Tomato Onion Chutney along with Dosa'sIdli'sUpma’sParathas

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