Nov 16, 2012

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

A delicious chutney, goes well with Idli / dosa  varieties. Easy homestyle recipe without coconut !!

Serves: 3


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, roughly chopped

6  cloves garlic, chopped

¾  teaspoon red chilli powder

2 pinches turmeric powder

¾  teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

2 tomatoes, roughly chopped  (pick well ripe, 2 big size or 3 small size)


Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and garlic. Fry till pink in color.

Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes and salt. Mix well and fry for 2 - 3 minutes. Do not add water.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes until tomato - onion mixture thickens. Switch off the heat and keep aside  to cool for 15 minutes.

Transfer this mixture to a small  mixer bowl and blend till smooth. Do not add water. Consistency of the chutney should be thick.

For seasoning (optional):

1 teaspoon  oil

½ teaspoon mustard seeds

¼ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

3 curry leaves


Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera and fry until fragrant on a low heat. Add curry leaves and fry till crisp. Pour the seasoning over chutney and serve with idli / dosa / pongal / vada / pakoda …

1 comment:

tomato chutney said...

Niya your recipe is easy to make and it contains ingredients are easily available at home.. keep sharing some more interesting recipe's.