Monday, February 24, 2014

Chettinad Tomato Chutney...


I saw Asha Sunil's Chettinad Tomato Chutney post and was so inspired that I made it was so yummy..thanks Asha for such a lovely recipe..


1.Tomatoes- 2 big size.chopped.

2.Onions-1 ..Finely chopped

3.Chana Dal- 1and 1/2tabsp.(Bengal Gram)

4.Dry Bedgi Red Chillies- 2-3.

5.Green Chillies-1 chopped.

6.Ginger-1/2 inch Grated.

7.Instant Coconut Powder-1tsp.

8.Salt-as per taste.


10.For seasoning-Mustard seeds-1/2tsp., Red chilli-1, Curry Leaves-few

11.Hing (Asafoetida)- pinch.


1.Heat oil in a vessel. IT is hot, reduce flame, add chana dal, red chilies and green chili and saute till the dal turns light brown.

2.Remove the dal, green chili and red chilies from oil and keep aside to cool.

3.In the same oil, add the onions and ginger and saute till transparent, approx 3-4 mts. Add the tomatoes and saute for 9-10 mts on low to medium flame.

4.Turn off heat and cool.
5.Grind the cooled ingredients (dals, chilies, tomatoes and onions) along with salt and coconut milk to a fine paste.

6.Remove it in to a serving bowl.
7.Heat a tsp of oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add the curry leaves, red chilies and asafoetida and turn off heat.

8.Chettinad Tomato Chutney is ready to serve.It tastes yummy with Idlis,Or Dosas.

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