BIR Red Onion Chutney Recipe

Difficulty: Easy
Total: 10 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: mins

Red onion chutney is the ideal accompaniment to poppadoms and Indian starters. Learn how to make this favourite British Indian Restaurant staple, it’s a lot easier and simpler than you think.


  • 2 medium onions
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon tomato puree
  • 3 heaped teaspoons tomato ketchup


  1. Peel and finely dice the onions

  2. In a bowl, add the onions, salt, kashmiri chilli powder, sugar, tomato puree and tomato ketchup

  3. Mix well together until all the onions are coated

  4. Ideally store the onion mixture in the fridge for a few hours, this will make the onion taste less harsh and result in a richer tasting chutney

  5. Serve with poppadoms

    The red onion chutney can be stored in a fridge for up to 3 days.