Quick and Easy Tomato Chutney

My Mysore Ajji and my Mom, both used to make this chutney for mostly chapathi on Thursday night’s; and on days when there was just tomatoes and no coconut for making chutney. It used to be sweet, tangy, and spicy and very delicious. I used to make this a lot when in Dubai, somehow missed doing it here. Anyway, I was picking up old stuff and found a book which had recipe for Tomato Gojju, and instantly it came to my mind about this chutney.

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

Ingredients:

  1. 3 large wine ripe tomatoes.
  2. 12 curry leaves
  3. 4 sprigs cilnatro – chopped
  4. 2 tsp red chilli powder
  5. 3 green chillies
  6. 1 tsp each mustard seeds and Jeera.
  7. 1/4 tsp turmeric or haldi
  8. pinch of hing
  9. 3 tsp Jaggery or brown sugar
  10. salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a pan, add 3 tsp oil. When it is hot, add hing, mustard seeds, jeera.
  2. When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add haldi, curry leaves, and tomatoes.
  3. Fry for a few minutes.
  4. Next, add the salt, finely chopped cilantro, and also jaggery.
  5. Close the lid and allow to cook for 7-8 minutes.
  6. Once the tomatoes are cooked, you can serve them as is. That’s how my Ajji and Mom used to do.
  7. However, once the chutney was cool, I grinded it into a smooth paste. This was so that my daughter would not pick out all the curry leaves, green chillies.
  8. finely-ground-tomato-chutney

    finely-ground-tomato-chutney

  9. I served it with Idli  as you can see below; it was just awesome.
Served with Idli

Served with Idli

P.S: With 3 green chillies, the chutney was quite spicy when it was grinded. So, if you are eating it without grinding add 3 chillies, so that you can pick them out. But, if you are going to grind it, add 1 or just 1/2 green chilli.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. chutney must be tasty…

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  2. Posted by meeraghu on September 15, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Yes, Raaji. Tasty and Spicy too.

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  3. Posted by Lavanya on September 17, 2008 at 2:26 am

    My husband & son loved the chutney “Very Tangy” and want me to prepare it very often as an accompaniment to dosa, idli,chapati etc.Thanks for simple and tasty chutney recipe without coconut.

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  4. Posted by meeraghu on September 17, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Hi Lavanya,
    It is a very good replacement for Coconut Chutney.

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  5. [...] with Saagu or tomato chutney or hesaru bele thove or any other [...]

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  6. Posted by Badri on January 27, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Tried this chutney.. it was awesome…

    Thanks, Badri.

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  7. Posted by Sumathy Srinivas on March 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Hi Meera,

    I have gone through your recipe list. Thank you so much for offering us this online help. I would like to add few more lines to the Tomato Chutney recipe. Before adding chopped Tomatoes, try to boil the full tomato (without chopping) seperately, peel the skin, mash it in mixie and add the paste in the kadai. Let me know if you have liked it :D

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  8. Posted by sukhbir kaur on June 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    tomato chutni must be tasty

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  9. Posted by sukhbir kaur on June 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    i like tomato chutni with dosa

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  10. Posted by Raghunandan Bhargava on September 30, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Madam….when and where were you staying in dubai….i was in dubai from 2002- 2005 and again from 2008-2011

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    • Posted by meeraghu on October 1, 2012 at 12:54 am

      We were in Dubai from 1996- 2000. We were staying in Bur-Dubai, very close to Shindagha Market, which I believe is not there anymore.

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      • Posted by Raghunandan Bhargava on October 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

        madam…pleased to hear that….not heard of that….i guess it used to be a fish market….it has now moved some where on al -ain road i guess… my cousin is in dubai since 1993…we used to stay near dubai cinema….i cant forget venus hotel; vasudev bhataru ( who is our own Madwa bandhu)…still remember we got absolutely no onion no garlic food for all our friends when we did a small satyanarayana pooje @ our home

  11. Posted by Raghunandan Bhargava on October 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

    madam…pleased to hear that….not heard of that….i guess it used to be a fish market….it has now moved some where on al -ain road i guess… my cousin is in dubai since 1993…we used to stay near dubai cinema….i cant forget venus hotel; vasudev bhataru ( who is our own Madwa bandhu)…still remember we got absolutely no onion no garlic food for all our friends when we did a small satyanarayana pooje @ our home

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  12. Posted by BRUNDA SHIVU on October 3, 2012 at 7:16 am

    EVATHE TRY MADTHINI MEERA BCOZ MY DAUGHTER AND SON LOVE ANY STUFF MADE OUT OF TOMATO

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