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kara chutney recipe

hotel style spicy tomato onion chutney
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: bachelor recipes, cooking under 30 minutes, hotel style recipes, side dish for dosa, tamil nadu recipes, tamil recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to saute and grind

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup onion - chopped
  • 3 nos garlic
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 5-6 nos red chilli
  • 1.5 cups tomato - chopped
  • salt to taste

to temper

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • a few curry leaves
  • 1 pinch jaggery


  • heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and garlic . fry till it is brown. 
  • add red chillies, curry leaves, tomato and salt required. fry till tomatoes are mushy. 
  • cool and grind it to a fine paste. keep it ready
  • heat 1 tbsp oil in same pan and pop in mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and roast until it is slightly reddish. 
  • now at this stage, add the ground chutney and a pinch of jaggery. mix well and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  • switch off and serve fresh with idli/dosa.