Easy Tomato Chutney - South Indian Tomato chutney
 
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 people
Ingredients
For Cooking & Grinding
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Shallots, sliced- 5 or 10 small/pearl onions
  • Garlic- 3 cloves
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 4
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Water- ½ cup
For Making Chutney
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chana dal- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal- ½ tsp
  • Dried red chilies- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Ground shallots-tomato
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Fresh tamarind extract- ¼ cup
  • Salt- ½ to 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Place a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add oil, let turn hot.
  3. Add shallots, garlic & cumin seeds. Saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, chili powder & salt; saute for a few minutes.
  5. Don’t have to over cook the tomatoes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, let cool down a bit.
  7. Transfer to a blender jar, add water & grind to a smooth paste.
  8. Soak 2 inch slice fresh tamarind in ½ cup warm water for 5 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind in water to extract the juice. Strain the tamarind juice & discard the skin.
  9. Place a wide pan over medium heat.
  10. Add oil, let turn hot.
  11. Add mustard seeds, let splutter.
  12. Add chana dal & urad dal, saute let turn golden brown.
  13. Add dried red chilies & curry leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  14. Add the ground shallot-tomato mixture.
  15. Rinse blender jar with ½ cup water, add the water to the pan. Combine well.
  16. Add the tamarind extract, combine well.
  17. Add salt as per your needs.
  18. Let the chutney come to a slight boil.
  19. Remove the pan from the heat.
  20. Serve in a bowl, enjoy with dosa, idli or appam.
  21. Absolutely finger licking chutney.
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