Indian Onion Relish

Recipe by troyh

I am trying to find out what ingredients are in the onion stuff that every Indian restaurant I've ever been to gives you to have with your meal. It's obviously diced onions, and it is a bright or deep red, sometimes even an orange color. It's usually spicy hot to varying degrees, depending on the restaurant. Thanks in advance! Madhur Jaffrey's book _Indian Cooking_ describes this as being one of the relishes that may be served with almost every Indian meal, also familiar to people who dine in Indian restaurants. Perhaps this is what you are looking for, but if not, you might try other Indian cookbooks for onion chutney recipes. It should be under the condiments section. Indian Onion Relish Serves 4

Top Review by Jean Sheehan

This is one of our family favourite "onion" chutneys which goes well only with tomato pilaf or coconut rice. It is also known as "Hellflame" or "Devil Chutney" 1 medium onion 1 tsp chillie powder 2 tsps sugar pinch salt 1 tabsp lemon juice In a liquidiser grind all ingredients to a smooth sauce. If too sweet adjust by adding more chillie powder. If too hot, add a bit more sugar. How easy is that! Another version of the above is to use only 1 tsp sugar and add 2 tsps sultanas. This makes it a thicker and darker sauce. Enjoy! sultanas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut onion crosswise into paper-thin rings and put rings into a bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients, toss and mix.
  3. Set aside for 30 minutes or more before eating in order to let the flavors blend.

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