Sunday, August 25, 2013

Easy Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe-Vengayam Thakkali Chutney (for idli,dosa,chapati,bread,upma)

This is not only an easy chutney recipe but also a versatile chutney. It goes well with most breakfast dishes. I get so many mails everyday from people telling me that they love my recipes and also my way of presentation. Some even missed my vegetable carvings and cartoon figures with fruits and veggies. So here I am to make you all happy with this easy tomato onion chutney and tomato doll (trademark presentation of padhuskitchen). Back to the post, today we will learn how to make onion tomato chutney with coriander flavor following this easy recipe.

Onion tomato chutney

Tomato Chutney-Easy Onion Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney-Easy Onion Tomato Chutney

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Chutney Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Tomatoes -3
   Onions -2
   Red chillies - 4
   Coriander leaves - few or 1 tbsp finely chopped
   Oil - 2 tsp + 1 tbsp

   For the seasoning

   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Curry leaves - few tender ones


Chop onions and tomatoes into medium sized pieces.


Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, saute red chillies for a few seconds (take care not to burn it) and remove it from the pan.

In the same pan, add onions and saute until onions turn transparent.

Then add tomatoes, coriander leaves and cook until tomatoes become slightly mushy.(you do not have to cook fully as we are going to cook again after grinding it)

Allow the mixture to cool. Once it cools, grind it along with red chillies and salt needed.(not too smooth paste)

Heat 1 tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves.

When dal turns golden brown, add the ground chutney and cook until oil separates.

A fantastic, easy and delicious chutney that goes very well with idli, dosa, chapati, bread toast, sandwich, upma, adai, idiyappam etc.

Note - You can prepare this and keep it in the refrigerator for 2 days. It will come handy during the morning hours. If you freeze it, you can keep it for more number of days.

Variations - You can add curry leaves instead of coriander leaves.(do not add too much, just a sprig is enough for flavor)

I have already posted a totally different version of onion tomato chutney with mint flavor.You will love this version also. Do check this Onion Tomato Chutney with mint flavor also.

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  1. This is one my fav which I often make for idli, dosa and Chapathi. I add green chilly. Love the color of ur chutney and not to mention the cute tomato man. Very innovative!

  2. The chutney looks very tasty! I like the aroma of fresh cilantro.

  3. love the color of it.. Simple one I love this chutney also

  4. very nice handy for every thing

  5. delicious recipe and the doll is so cute

  6. Lovely looking tomato chutney. The Tomato Man also looks so cute.

  7. mine slight variation. cook onion tomato in cooker
    oil fry chillies, urad dal and mustard. powder this coaresely first and then add tomato onion and blend with salt.

  8. Lovely chutney and nice presentation

  9. The Chutney looks yummy. Love the tomato snowman and the idli piggies....Super duper!

  10. Love to start my day with this beautiful dish,love with idlis and dosas.

  11. Hello Mam, I frequently travel abroad and always like to cook my vegetarian food. Your recipes are easy and simple to make. Though I knew most of my curries your recipes and detailed instructions help me achieve one great attribute that I missed before....Good Taste. Thanks for your help.

  12. While grinding, I mix few Coriander leaves (or Curry leaves sometime) which gives a kind of Coriander aroma/ Curry leaves aroma.

    I like the aroma of both these leaves; so I add them as much as possible.

  13. Love your tomato Man

  14. haha... The little piggies and the tomato snowman are so cute... and as always your recipes are so awesome. I live in the US and sometimes run out of ideas to cook and I come to your site and love the way you have organized ur recipe index.... its the place I start first. Then once I have figured out what I want to cook, I follow ur recipe to the tee and it comes out just the way I like it.. My husband has appreciated every single item I have cooked from your recipe and today I told him that it was all your idea. Thanks so much.

  15. It's great to go through your recipes. Very well presented and easy to follow. Great going!

  16. Man tomatoe chutney is awesome

  17. Padhu love all your recipes!
    Felt so bored in making same type of chutneys everday, after I saw your chutney recipes, nowadays i m enjoying preparing variety of chutneys.

  18. My husband liked this chutney with idlis.thanks a lot.

  19. I soooo love the recipe. Thank you for making it so easy to follow and do.

  20. I made it exactly this way and it turned out GREAT!!!
    Loved it, THANKS

  21. Hi Padhu,

    I've recently started doing full fledged cooking and i can't thank you enough for detailing out the recipes and procedures so eloquently. You're doing a brilliant job! When are you publishing your book?:-)


  22. Hi padhu
    I'm sorna. Whenever I try to do any recipe.,The first thing I check out only your site to do all recipes. Thanks for all delicious recipe

  23. Hi...which one suits best...the hybrid tomato or the country ones.

    Often i refer to your receipes... and very handy indeed.

    1. I prefer Bangalore tomatoes/ hybrid ones (seen in the picture).

  24. While grinding i add little coconut is the same

  25. Hi .. i tried this recipe.. wow adding coriander it comes out awesome.. nw a days I often prepare ths chutney ��.. thanks �� padhu

  26. Replies
    1. I have mentioned it under "Method" - 4 th line.
      Anyway add before grinding it or when sauteing the tomatoes.


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