Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carrot Small Onion Chutney | Side dish for Idli / Dosa

After a very long gap due to some family commitments, Iam happy to get back into Blogging and I hope to set aside some time to pursue my passion henceforth.With that note, sharing a humble Chutney recipe today. Though Bakes and Festive recipes are my favourites, I thought it is also essential to touch on the basic everyday recipes as well, being a food blogger afterall. Those calorie dense treats are meant for occasional indulgence,but these easy and everyday recipes make up for our daily menus. Today, its the Carrot Onion Chutney which is an excellent accompaniment for Idli / Dosa.

Wk 3 - BM #84
Dips,Chutneys & Spreads

Preparation time - 5mins
Cooking time - 5-7mins
Serves - 4


Carrot - 1, grated
Small onion - 15, peeled
Tomato - 1, diced
Green chilli - 1
Red chilli - 2-3
Ginger - 1/2 an inch piece
Curry leaves - few
Corriander leaves - few
Seasame oil - 2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp


1. In a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Keep it aside. Add another tsp of oil and saute the small onions and chillis first for about 3mins until onions turn golden brown on top.


2.  Add the carrots and tomatoes and continue to saute for another 2-3mins until a pleasant aroma comes. Carrots would have changed in colour.

3.  Allow the sauteed veggies to cool completely. Add 1-2tblsp of water and grind it in a mixer grinder to form a smooth paste. Temper it with the mustard seeds and serve as a side-dish to Idli, Dosa or even Paratha.


Sending this entry to Srivalli's Blogging Marathon for January 2018.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#84


  1. Good to see you back on blogging Sujatha..that's a wonderful chutney to make!

  2. Glad to have you back. I do make this chutney once in a while but I do not add so many onions. Will try with more onions next time.

  3. Such a interesting chutney recipe. I'm sure that it must be delicious with idli and dosa.

  4. Pearl onion add a nice flavor to any dish. The chutney looks so delicious.

  5. Good to see you back after a long. This chutney makes me hungry, excellent pair for idlies and dosas.

  6. Interesting use of pearl onion instead of the regular onion. The chutney looks good.

  7. this is great. it will go well with my dosa and idlis. Let me try

  8. Unique combo for a chutney..must try it, looks very flavorful.

  9. Such a delicious Chutney.I love the use of carrots.

  10. Love the use of carrots in the chutney. The chutney has such a beautiful color.

  11. I make this chutney every week, but with normal onions, will try with small onions, they must be given a nice flavor to the chutney! Love that awesome color!!