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Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney-Thakkali Kai Chutney Recipe

Green Tomato Chutney is a simple dish prepared with raw tomatoes. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. It goes well with rice, idli, dosa and chapati.

Course Side Dish, Side Dish for Idli, side dish for rice
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


Ingredients needed

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Urad dal
  • 3 Red Chillies
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 4 Green Tomato (medium size)
  • Coriander leaves (fistful)
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts
  • Salt needed
  • Curry leaves (a sprig)

For the Seasoning (optional)

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves (a sprig)



  1. Chop onions and tomatoes and keep it aside.

  2. Roast 1/4 cup of peanuts and keep it aside or use roasted peanuts.


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add 2 tbsp of urad dal, 3 red chillies and 1 green chilli.

  2. Saute until dal turns golden brown.

  3. Once dal turns golden brown, remove from pan.

  4. In the same pan, add chopped onions, curry leaves and saute until onions turns transparent.

  5. When onions turn transparent, add the chopped green tomatoes.

  6. Add salt needed and cook until tomatoes turn soft.

  7. Once the green tomatoes are well cooked, add a fistful of coriander leaves and turn off the heat. Saute in the heat of the pan. Leave it to cool.

  8. First dry grind the dal coarsely and keep it aside.

  9. Then blend the cooked tomatoes, roasted peanuts and the powdered dal together to a coarse paste adding little water.

  10. Our Green tomato chutney is ready.

Seasoning (optional)

  1. Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, turn off the heat, add curry leaves, saute for a few seconds and add to the chutney.

  2. Enjoy green tomato chutney with idli, dosa, chapati and rice.