Pyaaz Ki (Onion) Chutney

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
36 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 1g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pyaaz ki–or onion–chutney is a delicious condiment that you can use as a dip or spread and tastes great with just about anything. Use it to give a nice tang to your curries, perk up various cheeses, or add some spicy zing to roasted vegetables. With just three large onions–and a few other simple ingredients–and about 15 minutes of your time, you can whip up one of the most versatile chutneys to flavor your dishes.


  • 3 large onions (chopped or sliced)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • Optional: 2 to 3 green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola or sunflower cooking oil)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 red chilies (dry, broken into 1-inch bits)
  • 1 pinch salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Grind the onions, ginger, and green chilies (if you are using them) into a smooth paste in a food processor. Remove the mix into a serving bowl.

  2. In a small pan, heat the oil over a medium flame until it is very hot. Add the cumin seeds and fry them until they stop sputtering.

  3. Add the dry red chilies and fry them until they turn darker.

  4. Add this tempering mixture of oil, cumin and red chilies to the onion-ginger-green chili paste.

  5. Add salt to taste.

  6. Stir to mix well.

  7. Serve the condiment as a chutney or dip or use it as a sandwich spread.