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Recipe for Indian Onion Salad/Chutney/Dip for Poppadoms

Updated on March 11, 2016

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Indian onion chutney salad recipe
Indian onion chutney salad recipe

Indian Onion Salad Recipe

Everyone enjoys the fresh, crisp taste of onions, cucumbers, and garden mint. You have come to the right place to learn how to make Indian onion salad, or chutney, as some people call it.

This is a recipe for an onion salad recipe that's traditionally eaten with Indian poppadoms, but that doesn't mean you cannot eat it with anything else!

You may already buy poppadoms and jars of chutneys from supermarkets or takeaways, but now you can make your own fresh onion salad at home.

The quick and easy recipe for this salad uses simple ingredients, listed below:

  • 3 onions
  • 1/3 cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • Fresh garden mint sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 slice of fresh lemon

The ingredients for Indian onion chutney
The ingredients for Indian onion chutney
Indian Chutney Tray
Indian Chutney Tray

Directions

1. Get a clean chopping board and a clean vegetable cutting knife you feel comfortable using.
2. Dice all three onions very finely and place them in a clean medium-sized bowl.

Chop the onions and place them in a bowl
Chop the onions and place them in a bowl

3. Dice the cucumber and tomato very finely. Leave the mint sauce, methi leaves, fresh slice of lemon and coriander until last.

Dice the remaining vegetables
Dice the remaining vegetables

4. Cut the fresh slice of lemon and coriander as finely as possible. The finer you cut them, the better the tastes will meld together.
5. Place everything in the bowl, including the mint sauce and methi leaves.

All of the ingredients for Indian onion chutney
All of the ingredients for Indian onion chutney

6. Mix all the ingredients together slowly and as carefully as possible so as not to squash them. You do not want to release the moisture from the ingredients.

VoilĂ ! There you have it: onion salad you made yourself to enjoy with poppadoms from your local Indian restaurant or supermarket!

Enjoy.

How to Chop an Onion

Tomato-Onion Salad and Other Ways to Spice up Your Chutney

Below is a video on how to make Indian onion chutney with a twist. Instead of fresh tomatoes, mint, and cucumber, it adds canned plum tomatoes, chopped green chilis, and garlic. The ingredients are all mixed in a bowl and then placed on a plate ready to eat with your favourite curry or poppadoms—or anything else, for that matter.

This recipe can be easily modified with different ingredients. For example, you can use roasted tomatoes instead of tinned plum tomatoes to get that barbecue flavour. And if you're looking for something spicy, this Indian onion salad is especially tasty if you add black fried bird's eye chilis.

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    • Amanda fazackerley 4 weeks ago

      Thank-you for this recipe...it's lovely and fresh. I think people have been a bit confused by the mint sauce element....I just used a few mint leaves. The onions aren't as strong if you put them (chopped) in a bowl of water for a few hours..thanks again...delicious!

    • Peter 8 weeks ago

      load of crap.

      the onions will be too strong.

      indian restaurants do something to make them mild

    • TrishRybak 3 months ago

      The Indian Onion Salad Recipe asks for fresh garden mint sauce. Could you please confirm how this is made, or could you just purchase a mint sauce from a supermarket? Thanks.

    • Tish Rybak 3 months ago

      The recipe for the Indian Onion Salad asks for fresh garden mint sauce. How is this made or can you use a shop bought mint sauce?

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      John Goodwin White 2 years ago from Scotland

      Very useful recipe with clear and concise instructions, I'll definitely be giving this a try. Thank you.

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      Gous Ahmed 4 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Garden mint?

    • SHEENA DAVIES 4 years ago

      what is the stuff put on the onions thst we have with popadoms

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      Gous Ahmed 5 years ago from Muslim Nation

      It's just dessicated coconut with orange food colouring. Nothing special, just to make it look attractive.

    • ROSEMARY POWER 5 years ago

      does anyone know what the orange coloured coconut type stuff is that is sometimes served with poppadoms?

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      Gous Ahmed 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      @ Tenblogger, poppadoms are very nice aren't they? Especially with Onion salad, mango chutney and lime pickle! Yum yum!

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      Gous Ahmed 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      @ akirchner, there you go indeed! I'm sure you'll enjoy it with whatever you decide to have it with.

      Thanks for your comment. Take care.

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      Gous Ahmed 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      @ Dohn, yeah, i made this so easy so that you don't screw it up! Lol, joking. Try it and let me know what you think. Thanks for your comment.

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      Ten Blogger 6 years ago

      Poppadoms - Chutney recipe makes me hungry.. I can smell Poppadoms :)

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Sounds very delicious and quite interesting! Will have to try this and I love coriander so there ya go.

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      dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow! Even I cant' screw this up! I've been meaning to work with coriander and this seems like the proper way to start! Thanks, G Miah! I'm bookmarking this one for later use.

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      Gous Ahmed 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Thanks Keira, it is a nice salad for poppadoms which i used to make when i had catering businesses in the past. I sometimes have it with poppadoms, birianis or any other rice dish!

      Thank you for your comment!

    • Keira7 6 years ago

      Mummm, I can almost test it.:) Nice recipe wich I will definitely give it a go. Thanks for sharing my dear bro.:D

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