Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tomato chutney

Normally the red color chutnies we see in any average Indian food has to be very spicy. That too the street foods in Chennai offers its customers the spiciest chutnies along with idly, dosa etc. But when we go to some vegetarian restaurants like Saravana bhavan, we can get less spicy foods. I tried this tomato chutney just like Saravana bhavan with their mild sweetness and tangy taste. I made this tomato chutney with vegetable kara paniyaram (recipe: yet to publish) as breakfast.
Tomato chutney with vegetable kuli paniyaram.

Tomato - 3
red onion - 1
dry red chilly - 4
garlic - 4 cloves
channa dal - 1 tbsp
shredded coconut - 1 tbsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
tamarind - a small piece
salt - to taste
jaggery - 1 tsp
To temper:
curry leaf - few
mustard - 1/2 tsp
urad dal - 1/2 tsp
hing - pinch
coconut oil - 1 tsp

Cook the tomatoes with 1 cup water, till it is completely cooked.
Add the tamarind and let it cool.
Heat oil in a wok. Fry the channa dal till it turns mild red. Then add the sliced onion, garlic and saute till onion turns golden red. Switch off. Let it cool.
Grind everything together to a thick chutney form.
Heat oil in another wok. Add mustard and urad dal. Let the mustard splutter. Add curry leaves, hing.
Pour the fried tempering over the chutney. Mix well and serve.

Serving suggestion:
Serve as side dish with any tiffin (a light meal - British Indian word) like idly, dosa, uthappam, karapaniyaram.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

A very tasty and tangy tomato chutney. Wonderfully prepared.

Chitra said...

I make similarly but planning to try ur version soon. thnx for sharing dear :)

Manjusfoodbites said...

Tomato chutney looks very delicious.

Unknown said...

Tomato chutney is just perfect! :)

Priya Suresh said...

Seriously feel like inviting myself to ur place, wonderful platter,who can resist to those cuties with yummy chutney.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends!
Sure Priya. Pls come... I would like to make this for u dear:)

divya said...

looks very tempting.

Julie said...

healthy chutney,yummy!!

Mina Joshi said...

Delicious looking chutney

Suja Manoj said...

Tangy yummy chutney,love it.

Jaleela Kamal said...

kuzipaniyaram with chutney looks tempting viki