Shallot Chutney

Chinna vengaya (shallots) chutney is a traditional chutney mainly prepared for young girls & pregnant women in our family. Shallots contain flavonoids that have powerful antioxidant properties, and they are also useful for improving emotional health & heart health. Other ingredients in this chutney are curry leaves & black grams; curry leaves are rich sources of iron & folic acid and hence good for pregnant women; black gram contains calcium & other minerals required to increase bone density.


Shallot chutney is a spicy chutney that can be served as an accompaniment for idli or dosa. It is also delicious when used as a dip for crackers or as a spread for sandwich.

Now the recipe for shallot chutney:

Time Taken: 10 min

Serves: 2


  1. Sesame oil – 1 tsp
  2. Red chillies – 6 Nos
  3. Split black grams  (de-skinned) – 1 tbsp
  4. Shallots (chinna vengayam) – 12 Nos
  5. Curry leaves – 1 cup
  6. Tamarind – packed in 1/4 tsp
  7. Salt – half tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Heat a pan with oil, roast red chillies & black gram separately and remove from pan.
  • Add shallots and saute till they become translucent.
  • Add curry leaves and saute for a minute.
  • Add tamarind and saute till it becomes soft.
  • Remove the pan from heat & keep aside till they reach room temperature.
  •  First we can grind all the ingredients without adding water.
  • Then add salt & water and grind to a fine paste.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.


  • We can use skinned black gram instead of de-skinned black gram.
  • We can replace curry leaves with coriander leaves or mint leaves to make flavorful kothamalli chutney or pudhina chutney.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for sharing this tasty and quick making chutney

    1. Megala says:

      You are most welcome, dear friend! 🙂

  2. I really like your blender.

    1. Megala says:

      🙂 Thank you!

  3. Sumith says:

    Love this with cassava. Brilliant post!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

  4. Aruna says:

    I have never had this pachadi and look forward to trying it!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!

  5. This one is my favorite👌

    1. Megala says:

      Glad to know that!

  6. chefkreso says:

    Delicious, so rich in flavour 😁

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by and for your feedback.

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