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Tomato Chutney – South Indian Condiment

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Tomato ChutneyTomato Chutney is a tangy and spicy simple to make condiment. Tomato Chutney tastes best when served with South Indian Breakfast recipes like Idli, dosa, upma.








Serves – 2 to 3
Preparation time –  5 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins

  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Roasted Chanadal (Dalia) – 2 Tbsp
  • Green Chilli (Slit) – 1 or to taste
  • Dry Red Chillies – 5 or to taste
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Onion(sliced)  – 1/2 no
  • Tomatoes (sliced) – 2 no
  • Coconut Milk – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

For Seasoning:

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2 no
  • Asafoetida (hing) – pinch


  • In a medium pan, add oil. Heat it on medium flame.
  • Add in green chillies, dry red chillies, roasted chanadal and fry for 10 secs .
  • Add in Onion, cover and cook till they slightly sweat.
  • Add in tomato and cover to cook till soft.
  • Let the mixture cool slightly then blend with salt and coconut milk to a smooth paste.
  • Remove the chutney to a serving bowl.

For Seasoning:

  • Heat a small pan with 2 tsp of oil.
  • Add mustard seeds and wait till they pop completely.
  • Add hing and dry red chillies, curry leaves. Mix well and pour immediately on top of the chutney.
  • Serve with any South Indian Breakfast like idli, dosa, upma.
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  1. shweta

    I like this blog very much i suggest u to post onion tomato andhra chutney special

    1. admin

      I have one already. Do check this out shwetha:

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