Tomato Chutney

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This is a request recipe by a few of the viewers for a while now. Tomatoes are used in our daily life in so many recipes like the Rasam, soups, salad and even the Tomato Burfi ! Today I would like to put up tomato chutney. Goes very well with idlis in fact I personally prefer this chutney more than the others.

Here then goes the 10th variety of wet chutneys on this blog !

What you need to have:

1. Tomatoes -2-3

2. Onion – 1

3. Garlic pods 5-6

4. Curry leaves -2-3 strings

5. Fresh grated coconut – 4 Tablespoons

6. Red chillies – 2-3

7. Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon

8. Bengalgram Dal – 1 Tablespoon

9. Salt – to taste

10. Cooking Oil – 4-5 Teaspoons

Picture 002 Ingredients of Tomato chutney

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop tomatoes, grate coconut, peal and chop onion, also peal garlic pods and keep it aside.

2. Place a skillet with 4-5 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame. When heated fry Bengalgram dal in it till light brown and keep it aside.

3. To the same oil add cumin seeds. When it sputters add red chillies and curry leaves.

4. Now add chopped onions from step 1 and a little salt to it and saute till transparent.

5. Add chopped tomatoes from step 1 to it and saute till the mixture turns mushy.

6. Finally add grated coconut from step 1 to it and just stir it for a while also add fried Bengalgram dal from step 2 to it and switch off the heat. Allow it to cool. Add garlic pods and coriander leaves as well to it. The mixture would look like something below.

Picture 003 The Mushy tomato chutney mix

7. Transfer the above chutney mix into blender/mixer bowl adding sufficient quantity of salt, water and grind it to required consistency.

Ready to serve chutney is here below. One can even season it with mustard, red chili and curry leaves.

Picture 006 Ready to serve Tomato chutney

Enjoy with idlis or with Dosa as well. One can even enjoy it with paratas.

Picture 007 Ready to serve Tomato chutney with Idlis

How long it takes: 20 mins

Serves: 5-6 people


13 thoughts on “Tomato Chutney

    prathibha said:
    June 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

    wow that chutney looks really yummy..Nice color..Lovely combo with idli’s..

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 24, 2009 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Prathiba,

      You have a wonderful blog and thanks for ur comments.

    ASHA said:
    June 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you very much for the recipe will surely try it the next time I make idlis

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 25, 2009 at 9:14 am

      Hi Asha,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    Tomato Rice « The Indian Food Court said:
    September 17, 2009 at 4:52 am

    […] to change the color of the dish. I have already put up the common Tomato-Onion salad, not so common Tomato chutney and the not at all common Tomato Burfi.  Today I would like to put up Tomato Rice, a popular rice […]

    Anjali said:
    December 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I tried this with plain dosa,it was a good combo…

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 27, 2009 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Anjali,

      This chutney can be a good combo with any variety of idli , dosa or even chapathi

    sudhanayak said:
    September 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    dear mrs.rao
    today I am trying your tomatochutney. hope it comes good . I got to know about your recipe from mr.kgl rao. I went through many of your recipe . the photos really give us a good idea. I really appreciate you for the beautiful work . sharing really Improves our knowledge which I have experienced hope the same at your end . I really congratulate for this service and hope continue this for years to come

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 22, 2013 at 10:13 am

      Hi Sudha nayak,

      Thanx a lot for your encouraging words. Please do share the link of our blog among your friends community. Do try out the recipes of your choice and send me da feed back .For your information the blog has a face book page too!!!!!!!!!

    sudhanayak said:
    September 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Hi prathibha Mai,

    I tried your tomato chutney . It was very nice . My husband had extra two idlis with it . thanks a lot to Mr Rao for informing me about your recepies . now i can make a menu from seeing your link . keep up the good work


      prathibalrao responded:
      September 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Sudha nayak,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Do pass on the link of this blog among your friends community.

    sneha said:
    October 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I too prepare tomato chutney but this looks great will try mad get back

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Hi Sneha,

      This is my fav too.

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