Onion Chutney

Onion Chutney Recipe

A quick and easy to prepare onion chutney
Yield: 3 Jars    Preparation Time: 30 minutes    Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
This chutney is easy to make and will keep for up to 6 months.


8 large red onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
250ml balsamic vinegar
3 cups brown sugar
1 small red chili, finely chopped
2 cups red wine vinegar
2 bay leaves
Freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Instructions

Prepare the chutney.
Slice the onions and fry them in the olive oil for 6 minutes until they are soft stirring occasionally. Add the chopped garlic and chili and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the sugar, bay leaves and vinegar and stir the mixture well. Bring the mixture to the boil then allow it to simmer over a low heat for 1 – 1 ½ hours until the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat and allow the chutney to cool for 5 – 10 minutes.

Bottle the chutney.
Spoon the chutney into sterilized jars and seal with the lids immediately. Wipe off any spills from the jars. Leave the chutney to mature in the fridge for at least 4 weeks before serving.

Makes 3 small jars



3 Responses to “Onion Chutney”

  1. Christina says:

    Could you please tell me what quantity a ‘cup’ is…..thought it was an american measure??

  2. admin says:


    Hi – Apologies for using cups, the recipe came from the US.

    1 cup = 250 ml

  3. Christina says:

    That’s great – thanks!