Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Like an Indian salsa, this can dress up appetizers and put a kick in foods. Really easy to make! Make sure you have some along with your other chutneys at the table. :)


  1. Rinse onions in sieve under cold running water; drain.
  2. Mix together ingredients in a small bowl; allow flavors to meld over 1 hour period before serving.
  3. Serve as table condiment with Indian foods, samosas, pakoras, along with other chutneys.
Most Helpful

This was just so quick to make. I chopped my onions and made it exactly as is. When I tasted it..WOW, I got the taste of lemon and heat. So I too added some brown sugar just to take away some of the lemon flavor. And I love spicy but I wanted to enjoy the taste. I would cut back on the lemon the next time. And there will be a next time.

FrenchBunny March 17, 2008

How does a recipe which contains onions and cayenne manage not to offend my wimpy heat-phobic taste buds? I don't know, but it worked! This comes as a condiment with the thali I get at a local Indian kitchen and I fell in love with it even though I usually need to put the fire out with a mouthful of yogurt. And now I can make it at home, quite quickly, and without as much of a bite! Instead of mincing, I sliced the onion, but followed the rest of the recipe precisely. This is fantastic, Sue, thank you so much!

Sandi (From CA) March 16, 2007

This is quick and delicious. After I made it exactly as the recipe said, I added 1/4 tsp of brown sugar to take the edge off the lemon. We added it to black beans and rice and it really kicked it up!

Allison.S February 14, 2006