Curry House Style Cold Onion Chutney is so easy to make!
You know those sliced onions that are served in a red sauce with papadums before the meal at Indian restaurants? Well, they are a lot more popular than you may think. I get asked for this recipe all the time.
The fact that you are looking at this recipe means that you probably know exactly what I’m talking about.
So many Indian restaurants purchase commercial brand pickles and chutneys. It just isn’t cost effective to make their own.
I think that one of the reasons this cold onion chutney is so popular is that it has to be made fresh.
When you dine at a restaurant that serves it, you know you’re in a good place.
This one needs to be served super cold right from the fridge. Dip your papadums in or spread a little over your favourite kebabs.
This easy chutney just plain gets it.
As you can see from the photos, it really is easy to make this red cold onion chutney.
It only takes minutes to make and will keep in the fridge for 3 – 4 days. Therefore, if you are planning a curry feast for friends, you might as well get this one done early.
For that matter, I you are cooking up a feast you may as well make a few curries a day or two before. Curries and most chutneys actually get better by sitting in the fridge as the flavours develop.
This curry house style cold onion chutney can be made ahead of time. I suggest you do this because this of course isn’t the case with many recipes.
It will keep in the fridge covered for at least three days so it’s one you can easily check off your list of things to prepare for that upcoming curry feast.
I recommend serving it with papadums and a selection of other pickles and chutneys like my homemade lime pickle and/or spicy vegetable pickle. You might also like to try this smooth garlic, chilli and mint raita.
What to serve this famous onion chutney with? Here are some delicious ideas.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as my family and I do.
I promise… When you try this curry house style cold onion chutney, there’s no turning back. Isn’t it great that something so simple, tastes so good?
- 1 large onion - finely sliced
- 3 tablespoon ketchup (I use Heinz)
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds
- A pinch of salt
- Place the sliced onions in a bowl of ice water and put in the fridge for about an hour.
- When the onion slices are good and cold, drain the water and tap them dry with a clean cloth.
- Now mix the ketchup, tomato puree, chilli powder, cumin seeds and salt with the sliced onions.
- Stick in the fridge for about 45 minutes before serving.
- This recipe is perfect with papadams though I could eat it on its own!