Tomato Chutney Recipe
Nothing can be as good as finger-licking tangy tomato chutney. The blend of Indian spices with the tanginess of tomatoes gives a perfect taste of the dip which can be used with idli, chips, kebabs, nachos, dosa and whatever you love. The spiciness and tanginess together give a great flavor to the chutney which can be proved as a great companion to your new experiments. And the best part is it can be made simply with few steps which are mentioned below.
|Prep Time: 10 Mins||Cooking Time: 15 Mins||Servings: 2 to 3|
Ingredients for Tomato Chutney
- Oil 2 tsp.
- Tomatoes 2 medium chopped
- Cumin seeds1/4 tsp.
- Garlic cloves2 chopped
- Green chilli 1 chopped
- Red chilli 1 dry
- Grated ginger1/2 tsp.
- Sugar 1 tsp.
- Mustard seed 1/2 tsp.
- Curry leaves 4-5
- Fenugreek seeds 3
- Asafoetida1 pinch
- Salt to taste
Process to make Tomato Chutney
Place a non-stick pan on a medium flame. Put 1 tsp. oil.
When the oil is hot, add 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped green chilli and 1/2 tsp. grated ginger. Sauté is for a minute.
Now, add 2 medium chopped tomatoes with 1 tsp. sugar. Sugar will reduce the tanginess of tomatoes and give a sweet flavour to the chutney.
Cover the lid and cook it over low flame for approx. 7-8 minutes. In between, stir it once to prevent sticking.
Tomatoes will start to soften and mushy. Once you notice this, add salt to taste and mash the tomatoes.
Keep it to cool. Once the mixture comes at normal temperature, grind the mixture to get a smooth paste.
Now, in the same pan, heat 1 tsp. oil. Add 1/2 tsp. mustard seed (rai) and crackle them.
Then, add 4-5 curry leaves, 3 fenugreek seeds (methi dana), 1 pinch asafoetida and 1 red chilli. Sauté it until red chilli and curry leaves turn crispy.
Now, add tomato paste and stir well.Sauté it on low flame for 5 minutes. At this stage check the salt and add more if required.
Stir it for another 1 minute and Serve.
- You can use chana dal in the first step before putting tomatoes in a pan. Stir fry until dal turns into golden color.