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How to make Tasty Tomato / Thakkali / Thakali Chutney for dosa or idly - South Indian Tamilnadu Style
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Tomato Chutney - Introduction
To make a tasty and quickest side dish, I would prefer Tomato Chutney is the best south indian side dish.
Across the world there could be different ways of making Tomato Chutney.
What I have explained in this hub, is a typical South Indian Tamilnadu or Madras style of making Tomato chutney.
- 2 Big onion, cut into pieces
- 3 Tomato, cut into pieces
- 2 Red chillies, Chopped
- 4-5 Curry Leaves
- Pinch of tamarind, used as preservative
- 1/2 tea spoon Salt
- 25gms Coconut, Grated
- 1 tea spoon Roasted gram
- 1 tea spoon Refined Oil
For the Tempering
- 1 tea spoon Oil
- ½ tea spoon mustard seeds
- Curry leaves(4 -5 leaves)
- Pour oil in a pan. Add onion and fry till onion becomes golden brown. Now put tomato, red chilies, tamarind, salt and stir well till tomatoes gets smashed.
- Now put the coconut, roasted gram and curry leaves in partially smashed ingredients and stir well for 5 minutes.
- Now take the fried ingredients from the pan and put them in a mixie and add little water.
- Now grind the mixture in mixie till mixture becomes a smooth paste and keep the paste aside in a vessel/container. This paste is called tomato chutney without tempering
- Pour little oil in a dried pan and put mustard seeds in it and wait till seeds crackles. Then add curry leaves to it and keep tempering for less than a minute.
- Now pour the tempering in the vessel containing the tomato chutney. This is called as Tomato Chutney (with Tempering)
- Tomato chutney can be best served along with all Dosa varieties & Idly varieties. Chutney could also be served along with White Rice, Curd Rice, Chappathi and sometimes with Poori as well
- Note: In my image shown above, I haven't garnished chutney with Coriander leaves. Its recommended to garnish the Tomato Chutney with fresh Coriander leaves for very tasty chutney