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March 30, 2013

Tomato Mint Chutney Recipe - Thakkali Pudina Chutney - Side Dish For Idli Dosa

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Tomato mint chutney
I got this tomato mint chutney recipe (thakkali pudina chutney) from Mrs. Mallika badrinath’s chutney varieties book. I tried for idli , dosa. It tasted great for both. We loved it very much. I have included this pudina tomato chutney in our routine side dishes. Its very simple. It uses little coconut though. For variations, you can add both coriander leaves and mint leaves as well.  The color of this chutney may vary depending on the number of tomato you use. If you use more tomato, red chillies and less mint leaves, it will be on the reddish shade as you 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  Thumbs up . Do try this recipe , u’ll love it for sure !! For variations, you can try this tomato mint chutney without onion, garlic. Instead you should add more coconut and urad dal. Lets see how to make tomato mint chutney for idli,dosa with step by step photo.

Check out my coconut mint chutney/Pudina chutney too.

Tomato- mint chutney

Tomato mint chutney recipe

Tomato mint chutney recipe Tomato mint chutney recipe -Yummy side dish for idli,dosa
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes
1 cup - 250ml
  • 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 – 4 -6 nos (use Kashmiri chilli for bright color)
  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt, water – As needed
To temper
  • 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)
Tomato mint chutney

  • 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.
Tomato mint chutney

  • 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 !!
Tomato mint chutney

Enjoy !

Note Adjust the amount of green chillies as per your taste.Coriander leaves can be used instead of mint leaves. Also red chillies can be used in place of green chillies. You can also use mint & coriander leaves in equal quantity.

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  1. Looks yummy!! I love all types of chutneys!

  2. chutney looks delicious...nice clicks....

  3. I am a big fan of Indian food, all the more such chutneys. Its so good and my fav all the way.

  4. such a tempting chutney, loved it..

  5. awesome ! i tried this combo for my tomato Rice :) it wll well go with Curd Rice too !

  6. Looks so yummy!! I would love this with simple rice and dal!

  7. love to have with dosa....refreshing chutney...

  8. i love this chutney,it tastes yummy with dosa

  9. A flavorful chutney.Love the color.

  10. tempting delicious chutney..

  11. i tried this was very tasty.

  12. Thank u so much for trying and the feedback :)

  13. Hai mam entirely different taste nice. I done small twist in this chutney, I didn't saute any item in this chutney, just I paste every thing and gave seasoning them. That is also good taste

    1. This sounds easy.I will also try this way.Thanks for the feedback :)

  14. great chutney...had it with dosa :)

  15. Great tasting chutney!!
    Thanks for the recipe
    My family loved it!!


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