Monday, September 17, 2007

Tomato Chutney

I am very fond of this chutney. Parthiv loves coconut chutney as an accompaniment to idlis and dosas. But this chutney now happily finds its way to his plate :) Its extremely easy to make and is really delicious. Here's the recipe.

Ingredients -
1. 2 large tomatoes, washed and cut in large chunks.
2. 0.5 tsp mustard seeds
3. 2 tsp split black gram (dhuli urad daal)
4. 2 tsp daaliya/bhuni chana daal/split roasted gram
5. 2 tsp whole coriander seeds
6. 3-4 curry leaves
7. A pinch of heeng (asafoetida)
8. 2-3 dry red chillies
9. 1 tsp sugar
10. 1 tsp tamarind paste
11. 1 tsp oil
12. Salt to taste

Method -
1. Heat oil in a sauce pan, add mustard seeds and wait for a few seconds.
2. Add ingredients #3 to 8 and saute till the colors change to just a shade darker and the seeds get fragrant.
3. Add chopped tomatoes, tamarind paste, salt, sugar. Mix well and cover.
4. Cook till tomatoes are soft.
5. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down.
6. Grind to a fine paste.
7. Serve with idlis/dosas/uttapams.

Check out tomato chutney's picture in this post


musical said...

That chutney sure looks and tastes yummy! I jus felt like grabbing some idlis and chutney off the page!

Richa said...

hey, chutney looks yum! i too like to add daaliya. btw ur idlis look so very soft, bau fine lagey che!

Shweta said...

Sure do dear Musical :)You are welcome to drop by for a taste of the chutney and some San Diego fun :)

Thanks for the comment Richa. Aa vaqte sacche bau fine idli thayeli, thanks to the California heat :)

Asha said...

Beautiful traditional looking south Indian plate there Shweta.
Do you know about RCI Karnataka event I am hosting this month? You could send the whole Idli sambhar plate post to me before 25th, so I can link it ie if you like to.Thanks!:))

Shweta said...

Thanks for visiting and thanks for the idea Asha, that is so sweet of you :) I will certainly send this for RCI K. I have another recipe planned for this weekend. If it comes out ok, I will have two entries for the first event I will participate in :)