Sunday 10 November 2013

Tomato Chutney | Onion Tomato Chutney | Thakkali Chutney

Idlis, dosas and uthappams are part of regular breakfast items in any South Indian home.  Onion chutney, coconut chutney, peanut chutney, tomato chutney, Tomato-onion-coriander chutney are the common accompaniments that go with these breakfast dishes.

Am presenting here the recipe for Tomato chutney that I usually prepare.  This chutney is spicy, tangy and mildly sweet.  The chillies can be adjusted according to taste.

Tomato chutney, thakkali chutney


  • Ripe Tomatoes - 3 medium sized
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Red chillies - 3-4
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Oil - 1-1/2 tbsp

How To Prepare Tomato Chutney For Dosa/Idli:
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and saute tomatoes (do not chop them).  When they become fried on all sides, remove onto a plate.
  • In the same kadai, add 1 tsp of oil and saute red chillies for about a min and remove them.  Then add onions and saute for a few minutes till they turn light brown and remove from fire.
  • Once all the above fried items (tomatoes, onions, red chillies) cool down, add a little salt and grind them to a coarse/smooth paste according to your choice.  I have made a coarse paste here.  Do NOT add water.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.  Once they start spluttering, add curry leaves and the ground paste and mix well and let it cook for about 3-4 mins and remove from fire.
  • Serve hot with idli, dosa, vada or uthappam.

Onion tomato chutney, Tomato chutney


Home Cooked food said...

making uttapam tonight so will try this with .

Gajus kitchen said...

looks yummy and tempting and love to have it with dosa

Chitra said...

I too make the same way for dosa !

Swathi said...

Delicious tomato chutney Love to have with my dosa.

radha said...

Delicious. Looks very good.

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