Apple Onion Chutney

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 medium Apple
  • 1/4 cup Apple Juice (or Water)
  • 3 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons Red Chilli Powder or Hot Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar or Jaggery or Brown Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Spices per taste (Refer Note)

Note – Spices – Use whatever you like – some examples –

  • Indian – Garam Masala, Cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat powder
  • Mexican – Piri piri, cumin, mexican spices
  • Italian – oregano, thyme, parsley, garlic etc.
  • and so on…


  1. Grate Onion and Apple. You can also add it to a food processor and grate coarsely.
  2. To a wok or a pan with high sides, add vegetable oil. When it heats, add onion and mix well. Fry for 4-5 minutes on medium flame until the onions start to sweat. Add a little salt to the onions and fry till they get mildly caramelized.
  3. Then add in the grated apple and a splash of apple juice or water.
  4. Close the pan and let it cook on medium low heat for 10-12 minutes. Frequently open and stir to avoid burning.
  5. Once the mixture has reduced to a mush and oil starts to come out from the sides of the mixture, you can add the spices – red chilli powder, sugar, salt and anything else you like. Mix well and continue to fry for another 5-7 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Taste and adjust for seasoning. It is done when it becomes a mushy paste and the raw smell of onion or apple isn’t there anymore.
  7. Store in an air tight jar and serve as a condiment.

  • Category: Condiment