Tomato Chutney Recipe / How to Make Tomato Chutney At Home

Tomato Chutney Recipe
Tomato Chutney

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

Step 1

Place a non-stick pan on a medium flame. Put 1 tsp. oil.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Cover the lid and cook it over low flame for approx. 7-8 minutes. In between, stir it once to prevent sticking.

Step 5

Tomatoes will start to soften and mushy. Once you notice this, add salt to taste and mash the tomatoes.

Step 6

Keep it to cool. Once the mixture comes at normal temperature, grind the mixture to get a smooth paste.

Step 7

Now, in the same pan, heat 1 tsp. oil. Add 1/2 tsp. mustard seed (rai) and crackle them.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

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.