Tomato Chutney | Red Chutney
Tomato Chutney is a very tasty recipe, made with fresh tomatoes and spices. My Motherin-law makes this chutney often, whenever the tomato season is on. This healthy chutney has a sweet-tart flavor with a spicy taste. The tempering of the spices like cumin & curry leaves imparts a irresistible flavor to it. It makes an great accompaniment with Idly, dosa & vada for breakfast. Try this recipe at home and I’m sure that your kids will be asking for more..:)
Ripe juice tomatoes - 3 or 4
Garlic pods - 2
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - ¼ tsp
Cumin - ¼ tsp
Split urad dal - ¼ tsp
Curry leaves - 4 to 5
Turmeric pwd - a pinch
Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
Cumin pwd - ¼ tsp
Coriander pwd - ¼ tsp
Asafetida - a pinch
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Wash and chop tomatoes to small slices.
In a blender, smash tomatoes to puree along with garlic.
Heat oil in a tawa.
Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal and curry leaves.
Let them splutter.
Add the above ground tomato paste.
Let it cook on medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
Check at regular intervals and stir.
Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, cumin pwd, salt and coriander pwd.
Add half cup of water and let it come to a boil.
Reduce heat and cook for another 4 – 5 mins.
Lastly, add a pinch of asafetida and turn off heat.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with South Indian tiffin items like soft n spongy idlies, golden crisp dosas, kichdi or ven pongal. It can also be served as a dip for fritters.