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As promised, here’s the recipe for the onion chutney that I served with the Indian Butter Chicken.  You can whip this chutney up in about a minute and the flavor just gets better the longer it sits.  If you like your chutney to have a bit of heat, you can add some minced jalapeno, hot sauce, or cayenne powder.



Onion Chutney


1 large onion, finely chopped
2 oz tomato paste

2 TB apple cider vinegar

1 TB honey

1 tsp canola oil
½  tsp paprika

¼ tsp garam masala

¼ tsp turmeric
¼ tsp cumin

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper
2 TB minced fresh parsley or cilantro


In a small saucepan over medium heat, sauté for 30 seconds to a minute, everything except the onion and parsley/cilantro; let the spice sauce cool to room temperature.  Mix the spice sauce with the onion and parsley/cilantro, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  This stays good for up to a week in the fridge.




Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
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I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. I don’t care for onion but the kids do so long as they’re not plain. I bet they’d really like this.

  2. I’m so going to make this, I love it so much I can eat in on bread!

  3. Oooh thankyou! I just got some really nice chutneys in the mail but there wasn’t an onion chutney so I might give this a go when having an Indian feast! :D

  4. WOW onion chutney sounds so delicious, will make it soon!

  5. Oh, yummy! Delicious with meat!



  6. Heavenly Housewife says:

    I love chutney. I bet this would make an awesome cheese and chutney sandwich (which are quite popular here in england).

  7. Oh I think this looks great. I’m so sad my boyfriend does not like Indian food. It’s my favorite and I never get to eat it:(

  8. What do you serve it with? It looks delicious. I could see, standing, and just eating it, looking over my shoulder, with every bite.

  9. How delicious!! I can’t wait to try it! I bet it’s good with a lot of different things.

  10. i must try this chutney!! look like the most perfect side dish for me! :D

  11. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    Thanks for this recipe, looks amazing flavorful!

  12. mmmm this looks so good and looks like something I might even be able to manage! HA

  13. You always come up with the most fantastic recipes! Too bad I don’t live closer to you so I could taste everything you create!! :)

  14. Very nice! I’m going to make this someday, thanks for sharing!

  15. I am checking out this and the butter chicken recipe. They are my favourite food!

  16. It looks amazingly flavorful! I’d love to try this. And what do you know? I think I have most of the ingredients…is it ok if I leave out some of the spices that I don’t have?

    1. Sophia, You can use whatever spices you have on hand, or you can use a spice blend (like curry powder or 5 spice). If you make it, let me know what spices you end up using! ;)

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