Chutney/ Pickles

Tomato Chutney (For Idily and Dosa)

One of the simplest and tastiest chutney is Tomato Onion Chutney. Red in color with a tangy and spicy flavor gives this chutney a different space in chutney’s world. This can become a side dish for white rice too. Tomatoes and onion nicely sautéed with dry red chilies in coconut oil makes a very good combination with our South Indian traditional Idlys and dosas. This chutney goes perfect with Rave Dosa and Rave idly. Tomato chutney can be used to bring a change to our normal coconut chutney.


[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • Ripe Tomatoes – 4nos (Chopped)
  • Onion – 1 (cut into four pieces)
  • Dry Red Chilies – 5nos
  • Chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Rai/ Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves – 6leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coconut oil – 1tbsp



  • Heat ½ tbsp oil in kadai. Add chopped tomatoes and onion and sauté for 2mins.
  • Then add dry red chilies, chili powder and adequate salt.
  • Nicely sauté in low flame till tomatoes turn tender. Switch off flame.
  • Cool the tomatoes and then grind it in mixer to a fine paste.
  • Heat the same kadai. Add the balance oil. Splutter mustard seeds and then add curry leaves.
  • Add tomato paste and sauté for few mins in low flame. If you feel the tomato chutney is too thick, add ¼ glass of warm water and bring the chutney to boil.

Spicy Tomato Chutney is ready to serve with idly, dosa, rave idly…

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