Tomato-Onion Chutney

Tomatoes 2 large


Onion  2 large

Green chillies 2

Red chillies

Roasted gram (pottu kadalai/buna  chana)  1 tbsp

Urad dal 1 tbsp

Tamarind  2 or 3 scales

Jaggery 1″piece

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.


Chef’s Note

If you like to add flavor to chutney, you can add a few sprigs of mint or coriander leaves to the mix while grinding.



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