October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Breakfast recipes, Chutney varieties

red chilli chutneyRed chilli chutney for dosa is a latest favorite at our home. Even the kids have one or two dosa with a dash of red chutney on one side of the dosa. It is a quick recipe and I’m sure taking less time for preparation.

Other varieties of chutney enjoyed with dosa or masala dosa is coconut chutney, mint leaves chutney or onion tomato chutney

Commonly made in South Indian homes.

Serves – 6


Red chillies: 8 nos

Garlic : 5 medium cloves

Salt: ¼ tsp

Procedure for Red Chilli chutney for Masala Dosa:


  • Soak chilles in ½ cup of hot water . Close the lid of the vessel.
  • After 45 mins to 1 hour time, the red chillies will become soft .
  • Grind them with garlic and salt. Do not add water. Paste needs to be thick.
  • After the dosa batter is cooked on one side, apply a tsp of red chilli chutney over the dosa as a thin layer.

Steaming dosa and hot spicy chutney is a great combination.

Onion Tomato chutney

onion tomato chutneyFor those who cannot indulge in hot spicy chutney there is a variant for you: Onion Tomato chutney. If you do not have coconut at home you can make this chutney and win the hearts of your family members. All ingredients are available at home and can be made with ease.

Serves – 6


Tomato: 1 cup chopped

Onion: 1 cup chopped

Red chilly powder : 2.5 tsp

Turmeric powder (Haldi) : ¾ tsp

Tamarind: size of a small lime

Curry leaves: 1 sprig

Salt: to taste

For Seasoning:

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Urad dhal(split black gram):1 tsp

Dried red chilly: 1 no

Curry leaves: 1 sprig

Asafoetida (hing): a pinch

Cooking oil: 1 tbsp+1tbsp for sautéing and seasoning

Procedure for Onion Tomato chutney served for Masala Dosa:


  • Heat oil in a pan , add chopped onion and sauté for 2 mins
  • To this add chopped tomato  and stir for a minute.
  • Add red chilli powder, curry leaves, salt, turmeric powder and tamarind.
  • Mix well till the aroma of raw smell disappears.
  • Put off the flame. Let the contents cool down.
  • Gring this in a mixie to a soft paste. Do not add water, chutney needs to be thick.
  • In another kadai season and add to the ground paste.
  • Onion tomato chutney is ready to be served. It has a wonderful colour and it is not hot and spicy therefore can be relished by kids too.

Hot dosa along with Onion tomato chutney is a great treat for dosa lovers. Ideal replacement for coconut chutney or mint chutney usually served with dosa.

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