Tomatoes 2 large
Onion 2 large
Green chillies 2
Roasted gram (pottu kadalai/buna chana) 1 tbsp
Urad dal 1 tbsp
Tamarind 2 or 3 scales
Salt ¾ or 1 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafotida ¼ tsp
Peel the onions and cut them into small pieces and dice the tomatoes into 1″ pieces.
heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and as it heats up add the onion and saute it till it turns translucent. Add the tomatoes and as it softens add the mix to the blender and let it cool.
Mean while heat a few drops of oil in a pan and add the chillies and saute them till the aroma stars out. Add urad dal and roast till it turns golden in color. Add the ingredients to the mix in the blender along with softened scales of tamarind, roasted gram, salt and jaggery. Grind them to a coarse or smooth paste as per your preference. Transfer the chutney to a bowl and temper it with mustard seeds and asafotida.
If you like to add flavor to chutney, you can add a few sprigs of mint or coriander leaves to the mix while grinding.