SHALLOT - Shallots are small onions . It is a versatile veggie which when added to dishes enhances the taste.  In addition of being flavorful , it offers a number of nutritional benefits. It is very good for diabetics.

Now coming to this chutney,with just three ingredients it is prepared .The mild sweet taste of small onions,tanginess of tamarind and spiciness of the red chillies when combined together gives a unique taste. This chutney goes well with Hot Idli's and Dosa's. 

Ingredients for shallot chutney

  • 25 - 30 nos. of shallots | small onion
  • 6 - 8 nos. of red chillies 
  • Tamarind - small goosebery sized
  • Salt
  • Oil


Heat 2 tsp. of oil in a pan, add the red chillies , saute it for a few seconds,remove and keep it aside

Add the small onions to the same pan and fry until it turns translucent. Remove from heat.

When all the ingredients are cooled, grind them to a smooth paste by adding tamarind  and salt . Add little water to get the right consistency.

Simple and delicious chutney is ready to be served.

Serve this shallot chutney with hot idli's or crispy dosa's and enjoy :

Check Out my other Side dishes that can be seved along with Idli's  or Dosa's

Coconut chutney
Mint Thuvaiyal
Tomato Chutney with Chana Dal
Tomato Kurma
Tomato Iguru


Priya said...

Aruna this chutney looks awesome .I dont get shallots here.Can you pack me some :)

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious chutney!!!

Sona said...

delicious and yummy chutney for dosa and idli.

Unknown said...

a versatile chutney with any b/f recipe...

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

delicious indeed, perhaps i would like to take it with Curd rice some times Plain rice... too good

Unknown said...

Very tempting chutney. Perfect for idli or dosa.

Unknown said...

Tasty chutney. I too make shallot chutney and love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Looks really yummy..

Anonymous said...

I love chinna vengaya chutney as I feel the flavours of hte onion are so concentrated in the shallots without the pungency. I love anything with them! Lovely!


Hema said...

Love this chutney, looks super tempting with the dosas..

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful color of the chutney...wish we could dip our idlis into this for a snack now :-)

Shobana Vijay said...

Who will say no aruna?Pass it to me.