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Tomato Chutney

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Tomato chutney is one of the spicy chutneys of south Indian cuisine. Its is easy and quick to make. There are many versions of tomato chutneys out there , But this recipe is the one which my family loves specially my husband. Tomato chutney is the felicitous accompaniment to any south Indian breakfast and momo.

Ingredients Required:

Tomato, diced 1 big
Garlic cloves 2 big
Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
Dry red chilies 2-3
Tamarind Small marble size
Oil 1 tsp
Salt To taste

Tempering (Optional):

Mustard 1 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 spring
Asafetida Pinch
Oil 1 tsp


1. Heat oil in a pan. Add red chilies, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and fry until the raw flavor vanishes.

2. Add tamarind, tomato and sauté until the tomatoes are cooked and soft.

3. Allow the mixture to cool and grind it in a blender into a smooth paste.

For Tempering:

4. In the same pan heat 1 tsp. of oil ( Sesame Oil preferred). Add mustard, red chili, cumin and let the seeds splutter.

5. Then add urad dal, Asafetida and sauté till color change. Switch off the flame and finally add curry leaves.

6. Add the tempering to the tomato mixture and serve.


Best served with Idly, dosa, pongal. Tomato chutney without the tempering can be used as a You can spicy spread for your sandwiches and as sauce for your momos.

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Posted by Surekha on July 17, 2014, 1:32 p.m.

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