Monday, August 31, 2009

Tomato Chutney

Tomato chutney is a versatile chutney which goes well with most tiffin items like idli, dosa, chapati, upma, adai, parathas. It can also be used as a spread for sandwich or bread toast. It is quick and easy to make. It needs less ingredients which are commonly available in all homes. I make tomato chutney with many variations. Today we will see how to make a simple South Indian style tomato chutney without garlic.

Tomato chutney without garlic-South Indian style Tomato chutney

Tomato Chutney without garlic

Tomato Chutney without garlic

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Ripe Tomatoes - 4
   Onion - 1 medium size
   Red chillies - 4 -5
   Curry leaves - handful
   Salt as required
   Oil-  2-2 1/2 tbsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil- 1 tsp
   Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
   Urad dal-3/4 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Heat 2 - 2 1/2 tbsp of oil and saute red chillies, remove from the pan.

In the same pan, add chopped onions and saute until it turns transparent.

Add chopped tomatoes, curry leaves, salt needed and cook until tomatoes turn mushy. Saute in between. 
(Tips - if the tomatoes are dry, you can add 1-2 tbsp of water and cook covered).

Once the tomatoes are well cooked, turn off the heat and leave it to cool.

Add the fried red chillies to the tomato mixture and grind coarsely without water. If needed, you may add 1-2 tbsp of water.

Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves.

Pour the seasoning on the chutney. Mix well and enjoy with idli, dosa, chapati, upma, pongal and parathas.

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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...

  12. Padhu a big fan of all your recipes! Look forward to trying more of your recipes

  13. Hey, thanks for this cool recipe. I'm totally loving the taste and flavor.

  14. Wow...I tried this chutney....super taste...thank u padhu:-)

  15. Thank you so much. Ur jus rocking. Keep posting recipes like this .


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