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February 3, 2014

Tomato Chutney recipe - Tomato Chutney With Ginger For Idli Dosa

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I learnt this tomato ginger chutney recipe 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 chutney recipe

Tomato chutney recipe Tomato chutney recipe -Yummy side dish for idli,dosa
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dishes
Serves: 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.
  • 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 u serve.
  • Add more red chillies based on ur 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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  1. Tempting chutney, love to have with dosas

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

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

  4. Yummy looking chutney..perfect with idlis

  5. 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

  6. Very delicious and tempting chutney...

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

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

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

  10. love tis version.. spicy n inviting..

  11. Delicious looking chutney, yummy with dosa and idli.

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

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

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


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