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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Tomato Chutney | Thakkali Chammanthi

Tomato chutney is a very simple recipe and tastes very good when served with hot dosas. Tomatoes are good antioxidants and should be included in our daily diet. The ingredients are readily available at every home and so can be made easily. Do give this a try, am sure you will like it !!

tomato 1 chopped
small onion/shallots 10-15 whole (best taste with this)
whole dried red chilly 2
coconut grated 1/3 cup
ginger a very small piece(optional)
salt to taste
curry leaves few
oil 2tsp

  • Place a pan on medium heat, pour oil. Add the red dry chillies, curry leaves and sauté. Add the onion and sauté for a minute until translucent. Add the tomatoes and salt. Mix for a minute. Remove from flame and leave to cool. Grind the mix in a mixer without adding water. Chutney is ready to serve.
  • You may even temper the chutney by adding oil to a pan, splutter mustard seeds, red dry chillies and curry leaves. Pour over chutney and mix. (I generally avoid tempering this chutney, as we already sauté the ingredients in oil).

Servings ~ a small bowl

* You can use half of a large onion chopped too instead of shallots, however shallots taste better.
* Don't add any water while grinding. The water from tomatoes is good enough to grind.
* You can temper this chutney by heating a pan with 1tsp oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red dry chillies. I usually omit tempering just to avoid the extra oil.
* Adding grated coconut to the sautéed mix adds consistency and taste to the chutney, makes a difference. You can make without adding coconut too.
* Adding ginger is optional.

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