Tangy onion chutney

Tangy onion chutney

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins Ready in 45 minutes


Makes about 850ml/1½pts
This sticky, rich chutney will enhance any salad - or try serving it with warm goat's cheese on toast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per rounded tbsp

  • kcal24
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 8 red onions, sliced
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100ml red wine vinegar
  • 100ml red wine
  • dash grenadine syrup


  1. Place the onions and sugar in a saucepan, cover and cook over medium heat until soft, about 10 mins. Pour in the red wine vinegar and red wine, then simmer uncovered until the liquid has reduced and the mixture is sticky, about 10 mins more. Add the grenadine syrup and mix well. Leave to cool, then transfer to a sterilised jar and seal.

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10th Sep, 2009
Tasted fabulous straight after cooking. Can only imagine it will taste even better after a few weeks. As with most chutney recipes, totally disregard any timings and just cook it until the consistency is right.
21st Aug, 2009
I used 4 large shop bought onions for this recipe and found this was just the right amount. I agree with Raffie - I cooked this recipe and it took a lot longer than 10 minutes for it to turn sticky. But apart from that the chutney is lovely!
14th Aug, 2009
Per Janice's comment: 8 red onions doesn't mean anything when you grow them yourself! Mine range from MASSIVE to teeny weeny, so I'm going to have to work out what you mean by 8! I shall definitely omit the grenadine syrup... I've never even heard of it and I wonder how many people actually have this in their storecupboard?
13th Aug, 2009
Took a lot longer than 10 mins to get to the stage where it was sticky but I find this happens often with chutney recipes. I think it is down to the pan I use. Once it was done it tasted great!
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18th Feb, 2009
I added a chilli for an extra kick - winner!
9th Dec, 2008
First time ever making chutney and loved it!!! was so easy to follow and tasted delicous!! As it didnt last very long I'm in process of making more!! was wandering what size of onions is the reciepe referring 2?? do you alter the rest if you use large onions
30th Apr, 2008
how long is it advised to keep before using?
10th Feb, 2008
amazing recipe! I love this on a cheese sandwich in place of pickle. always dissapears fast in my house1
24th Nov, 2007
Instead of sugar and red wine vinegar I used balsamic vinegar. It still gives the same sweet/tangy effect and makes it suitable for diabetics!


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