Monday, September 2, 2013

Milagai Chutney Recipe - Easy Chilli Onion Chutney

Red Chilli Onion Chutney
I learnt this milagai chutney / poondu milagai chutney from my cousin.This is a very simple and easy chutney recipe that can be made in flat 10mins sure helpful during the busy hours.This is a great sidedish for idli dosa or even chapathi....but I love it best with soft idlis.

I got this bucket few months ago and was waiting to use it for the clicks...and finally did.I always wanted light blue props and finally found one of my choice....:)
Milagai Chutney Recipe

Red Chilli Onion Chutney Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Big Onion - 2 medium sized chopped lengthwise
Red Chillies - 4
Garlic - 3 halved
Tamarind -1 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp


  1. Soak red chillies in water, Meanwhile chop the onions lengthwise,,Set aside. First grind red chillies along with garlic and little water to a coarse paste.
    How to make milagai chutney - Step1
  2. Then add onions along with tamarind and grind it a semi fine paste. Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds let it splutter.
    How to make milagai chutney - Step2
  3. Then add the chilli onion paste,required salt and saute well till raw smell leaves.
    How to make milagai chutney - Step3
Transfer to serving dish and serve with hot idlis.
Red Chilli Onion Chutney

My Notes:

  • Use gingelly oil(nallenai) generously while serving.
  • If you feel 4 red chillies is more for you then reduce to 3 but this is needed to compensate the slight sweetness let out by onions.
  • The chutney becomes thick more like a thokku after sauteing...make sure you add little water to make it chutney consistency before serving.
  • This keeps well for a day in room temperature and 3 days when refrigerated so its sure ideal for travel.
Poondu Milagai Chutney Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Very simple recipe. . whew should we use tamarind here?

    1. Add it along with onions and grind it

    2. hahaha...Sharmilee forgot to let us know where to use tamarind,
      but never mind you are anyways a star, helped me alot to get a toned body with your oats recipes:-)

      Thanks alot

    3. I have mentioned already in the method, please check step 2 first pic....

  2. Excellent looking and colorful looking chutney.

  3. Cute bucket.... yummy and simple chutney.,,,

  4. I want that cute bucket, love this chutney very much.

  5. I too make the same. Lovely cliks as always :)

  6. I do this the other way around. Saute onions and red chillies. Then cool and grind it :) Don't use garlic or tamarind though. Will try with that next time.

  7. I have that same bucket ;) looks so cute and chutney is simply a relish

  8. Very simple chutney recipe..super clicks and i love those buckets..where did u get that??

  9. love this chutney , taste's gr8 with hot idli's :)

  10. Quick chutney. Love the bucket. Where did you get it ?

  11. Thank you everyone...I got it in @Home

  12. It is my fav erra mirram(as we call it in telugu :-)). I have in my drafts... it tastes good with small onion.

  13. Loved the bowl and the chutney looks yummy.

  14. Sounds very simple. will try for my adai tonight

  15. I like this chutney very much

    plz give more more neg gravies and fries

  16. my kids fav ,instead of using big onion use shallots it will taste heavenly.

  17. Tried this recipe today came out very well... love it...


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