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tomato chutney recipe
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Tomato chutney

thakkali chutney/ tomato chutney that can be had as a side dish for idli, dosa, vada and paniyaram
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: chutney recipes, south indian chutney, street food south india
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup small onions
  • 5 nos red chillies
  • 2 cups tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • rock salt
  • 1/4 + 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp oil - for tempering
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • In a kadai, heat 2 tbsp oil and fry onions and red chillies until onions are brown.
  • when it turns brown, add chopped tomatoes, rock salt and mix well.
  • add 1/4 cup water. close and cook further for 5-10 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.
  • open and mash it well while it cooks.
  • cool and grind it to a fine paste.
  • heat 1 tsp oil in the same pan and crackle mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • when it turns crisp, add the prepared chutney, 1/4 cup water and mix well.
  • close the kadai partially and cook further for 5 minutes until the desired consistency is reached.
  • put off the flame and serve hot with breakfast of your choice.