Tomato Chutney


There are various chutneys that can be served with idli, dosa and other South Indian snacks. This spicy and tangy  tomato chutney is one of them.


1 cup tomato chopped
¼ cup onion chopped
2 green chillies chopped
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp udad dal
Few curry leaves
1/2  tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp oil
Salt as per taste

For tempering

1 tsp oil
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
¼ tsp mustard seeds
A few curry leaves


  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.
  • Add the chana dal, udad dal, curry leaves, green chillies and saute for a few seconds. 
  • Add the chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • Let this cool completely.
  • Grind the mixture for a few seconds to get a semi-coarse chutney. 
  • For the tempering, heat 1 tsp oil.
  • Add mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds crackle, add curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Saute for a few seconds.
  • Pour over the tomato chutney.
  • Serve with dosas, idlis, medu wada etc.






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