I have a yummy & easy chutney recipe to take your dishes to the next level. Here is a hearty and the best combination of tangy and spicy taste.

Chutneys add more flavor to your meals, are a detox agent, and soothe the tummy. My pyaaz lahsun ki chatni is packed with goodness and a twisted taste- like no other. And trust me, nothing is better than a yummy homemade chutney or sauce. It has an amazing balance of pungent, sweet, sour, and spicy flavor. This popular orange-colored South Indian onion chutney recipe is called ‘vengaya’ in Tamil. If you wish to transform the taste of anything, this lovely onion-garlic chutney, also known as poondu chutney, is perfect.

About Onion Garlic Chutney Recipe

Our tangy chutney recipe is super easy and can be made at home in only 15 minutes. I am sure your family and friends will fall in love with the fresh, savory, and delicious onion chutney. Apart from the pungent and sweet flavor of garlic, onion, and green chilies, tamarind brings tartness, and red chilies bring a smoky flavor. It has a beautiful orange color and is a total hit when paired with dosa, idli, and snacks. You can make it at weekends, get-togethers, pot-lucks, or for your kid’s lunch. Follow the step-by-step guide and prepare this onion garlic sauce.

Ingredients required to make onion garlic chutney recipe:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1½ tsp chana dal
  • 1½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 onion
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 green chillies
  • ½ tsp hing
  • 1 tsp salt

Socked Ingredients

  • 2 kashmiri red chillies
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 tbsp tamarind

Final Tadaka

  • ½ tsp oil
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

Stepwise instruction on how to make onion garlic chutney recipe:

  • Take a pan to preheat it for 1 min and add oil to heat let the oil heat
  • To the heated oil add chana dal, urad dal, onion, cloves garlic and mix them for a bit
  • To it add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, hing, salt, and mix them all. Let it cook for 2-3 min.
  • Take a bowl to it add the water and sock the Kashmiri red chillies, dried red chillies, tamarind for 30 mins
  • For the final tadaka take a small frypan or normal pan
  • To it add oil, dried red chillies and mustard seeds then put it on the chutney
  • And serve it with the desired snack or dish.

My more dips and chutney recipes:

How to make the Best Onion Garlic Chutney at Home?

Now that you know how to make garlic onion chutney by effortlessly blending your ingredients, I have some tricks and tips for making chutney at home so that you can achieve a fantastic flavor with the perfect balance of tanginess and spiciness.

  • Do not forget to add tamarind, which balances out the spicy taste of garlic and brings the sour(tangy) element to the chutney.
  • You can use lemon juice or ½ tomato instead of tamarind, but the flavor would vary slightly.
  • Feel free to adjust the spicy level per your liking by adding more or fewer chilies. The Kashmiri red chilies are not spicy, but they give the chutney a nice orange color.
  • Use any type of onion for the recipe, but I prefer small red onions because it brings a pleasant taste.
  • Make sure to use the right amount of water or the flavors dilute. You should use less water for a thick chutney and more for medium-thin consistency.

Why try the Recipe? 

There are many onion-garlic chutney recipes across the internet. My version is simple and quick compared to all others. You can make this savory chutney, dip, sauce, or whatever you want to call it right in your kitchen with readily available ingredients. It has an incredible taste, makes every boring dish more flavorful, and aids digestion. Both onion and garlic are very nutritious as they promote good health, are anti-bacterial, and have medicinal properties. Let’s talk more about these two ingredients.

Benefits of Onions:

  • They are a great source of vitamin C, B, folate, potassium, prebiotics, and other essential vitamins and minerals.
  • It contains antioxidants that protect your body against some cancers, diabetes, and heart diseases.
  • Onions have anti-inflammatory properties, reduce high blood pressure, and control blood sugar levels.

Garlic Health Benefits:

  • It is low in calories and high in nutrients such as vitamin B6, C, and manganese that boost your immunity.
  • Garlic reduces blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels, and protects you against various cardiovascular diseases.
  • This is also rich in antioxidants, which prevent cell damage & aging, and lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Let’s go to the recipe:-

Onion Garlic Chutney

Onion Garlic Chutney

I have a yummy & easy chutney recipe to take your dishes to the next level. Here is a hearty and the best combination of tangy and spicy taste.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 people
Calories 106 kcal

Equipment

  • Fry pan
  • Mixture grinder

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • tsp chana dal
  • tsp urad dal
  • 1 onion
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 green chillies
  • ½ tsp hing
  • 1 tsp salt

Socked Ingredients

  • 2 kashmiri red chillies
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 tbsp tamarind

Final Tadaka

  • ½ tsp oil
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

Instructions
 

  • Take a pan to preheat it for 1 min and add oil to heat let the oil heat
  • To the heated oil add chana dal, urad dal, onion, cloves garlic and mix them for a bit 
  • To it add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, hing, salt, and mix them all. Let it cook for 2-3 min.
  • Take a bowl to it add the water and sock the Kashmiri red chillies, dried red chillies, tamarind for 30 mins
  • For the final tadaka take a small frypan or normal pan
  • To it add oil, dried red chillies and mustard seeds then put it on the chutney
  • And serve it with the desired snack or dish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 559mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Onion garlic chutney, onion garlic chutney recipe
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This chutney is very delicious with a perfect note of tangy and spicy flavor. It goes with almost every Indian snack and is a fantastic treat for your taste buds. Serve the tasty lahsun pyaaz chutney (poondu chutney) with dosa, medu vada, butter masala dosa, Masala idli, masala dosa, uttapam, etc. So, you can enjoy this flavorful chutney for dinner, lunch, breakfast, or an evening snack.

I even love to slather it over my toasted bread. Cannot make coconut chutney? Our garlic and red onion chutney is the best alternative you can prepare in just 15 minutes. It only stays fresh for a day or two. You can even use your onion-garlic chutney as a dipping sauce with onion pakoda, paneer pakoda, potato pakora, bread rolls, or any other appetizer. Try our easy and quick onion and garlic chutney recipe today!