Tomato Chutney


This is a good accompaniment for people like Milo who do not like much of coconut in their food. Use ripe red tomatoes and a little more of green chilies to make it spicy. It can be served with anything – rice, chapattis, dosa, idly, snacks…


4 large ripe tomatoes,

1 small onion,

4 garlic pods,

2 green chilies,

½ tsp cumin seeds,

½ tsp mustard seeds,

5 curry leaves,

1 red chili,

Salt to taste,

2 tsp oil


Heat 1 tsp oil, splutter cumin seeds and fry green chilies, garlic for half a minute.

Fry roughly chopped onion for half a minute and add roughly chopped tomatoes.

Add salt, cover and cook till tomatoes are soft and mushy.

Once cooled grind it to a smooth paste. Add 1 to 2 tsp water if required.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, add curry laves and dry red chilly.

Mix in the tomato paste and adjust salt.

Serve with dosa/idli or chapattis.


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