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February 3, 2014

Tomato Ginger Chutney recipe - Tomato Ginger Chutney For Idli Dosa/ Thakkali inji chutney

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Tomato ginger chutney

I learnt this tomato ginger chutney recipe (thakkali inji chutney in Tami) from my lovable sister Radha. Bascially I love to try different side dish for idli, dosa everytime. Being a South Indian, most of the days, our breakfast would be either idli or dosa. So I keep thinking and searching for varieties of side dishes and that too I pay special attention to tomato chutney recipes because tomato is my most favourite vegetable. 

I love anything based on tomatoes. My dad had told many times about this tomato chutney with ginger flavor and it tempted me to try.We loved its flavour a lot. As tomato prices have crashed, I bought 2 kgs last week and I tried some yummy, interesting recipes with it. So this week, I have planned to post them one by one :) Stay tuned !

Tomato ginger chutney for idli

Tomato ginger chutney recipe

Tomato chutney recipe Tomato ginger chutney recipe -Yummy side dish for idli,dosa
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dishes
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

To saute
  • Ripe tomatoes - 2 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Red chillies – 4 or 5 nos
  • Tamarind – Small pinch
  • Cooking oil -  1 tbsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig(around 8 leaves)
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Small onions or big onion - 10 nos/1 no (finely chopped)

  • Wash and chop the tomatoes, onions roughly.
  • In a kadai, heat oil and saute the onions, tomatoes, red chillies adding the required salt. Saute till tomato turns mushy. Add tamarind, mix well & let it cool.
  • After it cools down, add the ginger and curry leaves. Grind them to a smooth, semi solid paste adding required water. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, temper mustard, urad dal and saute onions till transparent. You can skip onion for variations and just do the tempering. 
  • Now add this chutney and allow it to boil well for few minutes. Remove after it becomes slightly thick.
  • Serve with hot idli, dosa !

  • Prepare this chutney at least 30 minutes before serving so that all the flavors gets enhanced by the time you serve.
  • Add more red chillies based on your taste.
  • U can also add a tbsp of grated coconut for variation.

Enjoy this chutney with hot idli,dosas. It tastes yum!!

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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Tempting chutney, love to have with dosas

Chitra said...

That's a super fast comment.Thanks jey :)

Rafeeda AR said...

i love to have these with dosas... yum yum...

Unknown said...

Wow tempting chutney...looks so good and nice clicks too

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Yummy looking chutney..perfect with idlis

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

variations is always expected that too when it comes usual idly / dosai , Even i manage to try different variety of Tomato.. I loved the ginger version Pretty good

great-secret-of-life said...

very tempting chutney

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting chutney

Priya Anandakumar said...

Very delicious and tempting chutney...

Home Cooked food said...

Yummy chutney, love to try it

Priya said...

we too try with corinader leaves insted of curry leaves ...Def best chutney with dosa/idlis..

Gita Jaishankar said...

I too make a similar version of this chutney. I like your tempering process. This one is a keeper, bookmarked :)

Sangeetha M said...

Easy & yummy chutney...i often make this chutney for wheat dosa :) inviting pics!

Lifewithspices said...

love tis version.. spicy n inviting..

Sona said...

Delicious looking chutney, yummy with dosa and idli.

Unknown said...

Tasty & tangy tomato chutney..nice clicks too dear :)

Eat n Eat little More said...

healthy chutney for idlis n dosas!

Unknown said...

Simple and perfect side dish for idly. Very yummy !!

Nivetha said...

made this chutney for wheat dosa..had one dosa more than usual,thanks to your tasty recipe..:)

Chitra said...

Happy to know it. Thank you so much :)