Business In Chennai, sambar and chutney feel the pinch of soaring onion prices Updated : November 19, 2019 03:40 PM IST Over the weekend, red onion prices in Chennai began inching towards Rs 80 per kilogram, while baby onions began touching an unimaginable Rs 100 per kilogram. Chennai’s Sangeetha chain of restaurants has chosen to absorb the price-hike and let margins take a bit of a beating, after contending with a catch-22 scenario. As supplies continue to dwindle, baby onions are facing their worst price-hike in a while with skyrocketing rates. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.