Tomato Chutney


2 ripe big tomatoes, chopped
1 big onion, chopped
2 medium green chillies, chopped
3 big garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2-3 dry red chillies
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped tomato, onion, green chillies and garlic and saute well till cooked and mashed well adding salt.
  2. Add asafoetida to this and mix well.
  3. Reduce the flame and add chilli powder and mix well.
  4. Switch off the flame and allow to cool and then grind to a paste adding about 1/4 cup of water.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  6. Add fenugreek seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry.
  7. Reduce the flame and add the ground paste and about 1/4 cup of water and mix well.
  8. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame…Serve with hot idlis/ dosa…


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