Monday, August 31, 2009

Tomato Chutney

Tomato chutney

Tomato chutney
Tomato chutney is a good combination for idly, Dosa, chappati and even bread. Instead of butter, this chutney can be used as a spread.

Ingredients needed

Ripe Tomatoes - 4
Onion - 1 medium sized
Red chillies - 4 -5
Curry leaves - Handful
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt as required

Ingredients for seasoning

Mustard-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -little


Heat 3 tsp of oil and saute red chillies and curry leaves.

Then add chopped onions and saute for a few minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes. After it is half cooked, remove from flame.

Add salt needed. Cool it and grind it. Do not add water.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai and add the ingredients for seasoning.

Add the ground chutney to the kadai and cook again for 3-4 minutes till the oil separates.

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  1. great pics and recipes. Can u please provide the recipe for tomato sauce?

  2. Thank u akka,
    I tried this today and before also.
    came out yummy.
    u know 1 akka?
    my family members become fans of my chutney as per ur instructions i did.
    Mymoon from dubai.

  3. I tried this and it really came out yummy, thanks for sharing recipie

  4. lovely... jus made dis for brkfst n it came out delicious. thanks padhu!!!

  5. Thank you Padhu for this yummy tomato chutney recipe. I was searching for a good accompaniment with Rava Idli when I saw your chutney recipe. It turned out delicious.
    A few changes that I made were adding a pinch of asafoetida while tossing the onions in oil, and 1 tsp of white sesame seeds. It enhanced the aroma of the mixture. Is the seasoning required? I had skipped it. I look forward to trying more recipes on your blog. Thanks again, you are a wonderful cook.

  6. Hello Mrs.Padma,

    This is a simple recipe which tastes great. Can also be had with rice.
    You mentioned that the mixture should be cooled before grinding. I came to know from my grandma that the reason for this is that if ground when hot, the chutney will get spoilt very soon.
    As a general suggestion, please also mention the reason for doing something rather than just doing it.


  7. the chutney turned out well. my husbands was surprised that i can cook well. thank u for the recipe

  8. I m newly got married...also moved to US a days my whole day menu is from your blog only ...Thanks Mrs.Padhu...keep adding more recipes and more tips...

  9. Padhu, I am the hard core fan of all your recipes. Your recipes are simple and easy to follow and cook. Continue adding more recipes which are quick and healthy. Thanks.

  10. Thanks...Came out very well...yummy...

  11. Hi Akka...dis chutney turned out well...I loved ua arisi paripu sadam too...tanq for all d delicious recipes...


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