I got this recipe from Mallika badrinath’s chutney varieties book.I tried for idli , dosa. It tasted great for both. We loved it very much and i have included this chutney in our routine side dishes..Its very simple. It uses little coconut though. The color of the chutney may vary depending on the amount of tomatoes u use. If u use more tomatoes , red chillies and less mint leaves , it will be on the reddish shade as u see in this picture. I have tried adding more mint leaves, green chillies and less tomatoes too.It comes out in green color.But whatever may be the color , its tastes . Do try this recipe , u’ll love it for sure !!
Check out my coconut mint chutney/Pudina chutney too.
Tomato mint chutney recipe
Tomato mint chutney recipe -Yummy side dish for idli,dosa
Category: Side dish
Prep time:5 Minutes
Cook time:10 Minutes
Total time:15 Minutes
1 cup - 200ml
Tomato – 2 nos (Big)
Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
Small onion – 10 nos OR Big onion – 1 no
Tamarind – 1 small piece (soak in little water)
Green chilli Or Red chilli – 5 -7 nos
Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
Urad dal – 3/4 tbsp
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
Salt & water – As needed
Cooking oil – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Hing – 2 pinches
Wash the mint leaves , chop tomatoes roughly , peel the onions and slit the green chillies.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and roast the urad dal,chillies ( I used green + red chilli) till dal turns golden brown.Before switching off the flame,add the coconut , mix well and remove in a plate. ( I sauteed tomato,onion ,mint leaves in the same pan in low flame)
Again add 2 tsp of oil and add the small onions , tomatoes , mint leaves and saute them together till tomato turns mushy.Allow it to cool.
Grind everything together adding the tamarind , salt and water.Now temper the mustard seeds and hing and add to the chutney. Serve with idli , dosa !!
Note Adjust the amount of green chillies as per ur taste.Coriander leaves can be used instead of mint leaves .Also red chillies can be used in place of green chillies.