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tomato chutney recipe | tangy tomato chutney for idli and dosa

easy tomato chutney recipe | tangy tomato chutney for idli and dosa
Course chutney
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 large ripped tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • ¼ tsp methi seeds / fenugreek seeds
  • 3 kashmiri dried red chilli
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt to taste

for tempering:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • pinch of hing /asafoetida
  • few curry leaves


  • firstly, in a large kadai heat oil.
  • furthermore add urad dal, chana dal, methi and red chilli. adding few seeds of methi gives a nice taste to chutney.
  • saute them on medium flame till dal turns golden brown.
  • further, add garlic.
  • also add chopped tomatoes and continue to saute.
  • saute till the water evaporates completely and tomato reduces in size.
  • now add turmeric powder, sugar and salt.
  • allow the mixture to cool completely and then transfer to a small blender.
  • further, blend to a smooth paste without adding any water.
  • also prepare the tempering. heat oil in a small kadai.
  • further, once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, hing and curry leaves.
  • allow the tempering to splutter.
  • later, pour the tempering over tomato chutney.
  • finally, serve with rice, idli or dosa.