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Onion tomato peanut chutney

Onion tomato peanut chutney

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 medium bowl 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: South Indian, Indian


Sweet and spicy sagar ratna style onion tomato and peanut chutney.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1/3 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 tsp heeng (asafoetida) 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and add onions to it.
  2. Let them cook for about 4-5 minutes on low heat.
  3. Add peanuts and let them get slightly crunchy - cook for not more than two minutes. Transfer the onions and peanuts to one side of the pan.
  4. Add 1/2 tbsp oil and then add heeng/ asafoetida to it. Let cook for one minute and mix together with onions.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cover. Let this cook for good five to six minutes.
  6. Add water, chilli powder, sugar and mix. Cover again and let this cook for additional two-three minutes.
  7. Once cooked completely, let this mixture cool and blend this until smooth.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with dosa or chutney or rice crackers.


Make sure that the quantity of onions is slightly more than the quantity of tomatoes.

Keywords: onion, tomato, south Indian, style, chutney

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