Onion tomato chutney recipe | Vengayam thakkali vadhakkal

Onion tomato chutney recipe | Vengayam thakkali vadhakkal is one of the easiest recipe which can be prepared by everyone, mainly for beginners and bachelors. This can be used as side dish for, Idli’s, dosa’s, chappati’s and phulkas.  Can be prepared in a thick consistancy if it’s needed for chappati’s and if needed to carry out for picnics and while travelling, as this will be good till the next day.(because we do not use any dal or coconut in it which destroys the food easily)  This can be diluted if it’s used for Idli’s or dosa’s.

Prepareation Time:- 10 – 15 minutes

To Serve :- 2 persons


  • onions – 3 (chopped)
  • tomatoes – 3 (chopped)
  • mustard seeds/ kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • urad dal/ ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida/ perungaayam – 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves/ karuvepilai – few
  • red chilly powder/ milagaai podi – 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • salt/ uppu – to taste
  • oil – 1 tsp
Chopped onions and tomatoes
Mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves for seasoning
Red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt


1. Grind chopped tomatoes in a mixie to a smooth paste.

Ground tomatoes

2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters and urad dal, when it turns golden brown add asafoetida and curry leaves.

Seasoning in pan

3. Now add chopped onions and sauté for two to three minutes till it turns pale.

Frying onions in pan

4. Add ground tomato purée to the pan. Rinse the jar with little water and add to it.

Tomato purée added

5. Now add salt, red chilly powder and turmeric powder.

Salt, red chilly powder and turmeric powder added

6. Mix well, and close lid for 2 minutess. Stir the mix in between and once it becomes soft and cooked well, check for taste and consistancy. If you need it watery, can add some more water, for Idli’s and dosa’s. Or it can be thick for phulkas.

Chutney almost ready

7. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with phulkas, or Idli’s.

Ready to serve chutney

Other chutney’s with tomatoes

Tomato Chutny recipe (I)

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