Friday, December 5, 2014

Tomato Onion Chutney

I would say this tomato onion chutney is multipurpose chutney as it goes well with chapati, idli , any dosa , upma etc . Mainly it goes very well with idli/dosa/kadubu. In general this chutney can be served with most of the south Indian breakfast . 

Ingredients :

1 large size onion chopped into pieces
3 medium size tomatoes chopped into pieces
1 green chilly ( you can increase the number as per your level of  hotness)
1/2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
pinch of turmeric powder
1/4 tsp of asafoetida powder

For seasoning:
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 red dry chilly slit into 2-3 pieces(optional)
1 tbsp oil

How To Prepare?
  • Lets prepare the seasoning first , Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, first add urad dal , and then mustard seeds , red chilly and fry for few secs . When the mustard seeds pops out add curry leaves and saute for few more secs.
  • Now to the same pan , add onion and turmeric powder and fry for 3-4 mins.
  • Add tomatoes to the same pan ,and fry for 7-8 mins in a medium flame.
  • In between add salt , coriander leaves and asfoetida.
  • You should saute until the mixture becomes half of the quantity from where you started . Also , raw smell of tomato and onion should go off .
  • switch off the flame and keep it for cooling. After it cools down grind into a fine/coarse paste.

     Note /Alternate method :
  • You can add tadka/seasoning at the end unlike I mentioned above.First saute onion and tomato along with other ingredients in a oil and then grind into a paste .later prepare the tadka separately and add on top of the ground paste and mix it well.
  • You can skip onion here , which turns into a yummy tomato chutney with the different taste .!!!

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