Tomato Onion Chutney for Dosa and Idli

Updated on May 11, 2018
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Tomato Onion Chutney
Tomato Onion Chutney

A Treat for Your Taste Buds

Tomato onion chutney is one of my favorite side dishes for dosa and idli. Spiciness, sourness, and tanginess combine flawlessly in this special chutney. It has a nice flavor and smooth texture.

This chutney is very nutritious too, as it contains tomatoes, onions, coconut, oil, and spices. It is a quick recipe that takes about 15 minutes. Try this exciting chutney with dosa, idli, or plain rice.

Here is a step-by-step recipe for you to make this awesome chutney.

5 stars for Tomato Onion Chutney

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 dry red chilies
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • gooseberry-sized tamarind, soaked in water for 15 minutes
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 pinches hing powder
  • 6 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp white lentils(urad dal), for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 2 tsp oil, 1 tsp for sauteing, 1 tsp for the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Tomato Onion Chutney

  1. Heat a teaspoon oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add chopped onions and tomatoes. Throw in some salt. This will quicken the cooking.
  2. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Add chopped coriander leaves, dry red chilies, tamarind, and remaining salt. Saute for a minute. Turn off the heat.
  4. Put them to a mixer or blender when they are less hot.
  5. Add grated coconut. Grind, adding just enough water to get a smooth paste.
  6. The chutney is ready. Now, you have to make a tempering.
  7. For that, heat remaining oil in a small pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  8. Add urad dal, curry leaves, and hing powder. Saute until urad dal gets golden brown. Turn off the heat.
  9. Pour it on the chutney. Mix well.
  10. Serve this mouth-watering tomato onion chutney with dosa, idli, or plain rice. Enjoy the taste!

Step one: Saute chopped onions and tomatoes in oil until they are soft. Add some salt to quicken the cooking process.
Step one: Saute chopped onions and tomatoes in oil until they are soft. Add some salt to quicken the cooking process.
Step two: Add chopped coriander leaves, dry red chilies, tamarind, and remaining salt. Saute for one more minute. Turn off the heat. Keep aside for cooling.
Step two: Add chopped coriander leaves, dry red chilies, tamarind, and remaining salt. Saute for one more minute. Turn off the heat. Keep aside for cooling.
Step three: Put them to a mixer or blender. Add grated coconut.
Step three: Put them to a mixer or blender. Add grated coconut.
Grind, adding water little by little to get a smooth paste.
Grind, adding water little by little to get a smooth paste.
The chutney
The chutney
Step four: Add a tempering to it as per instructions. Mix well. Serve this awesome chutney with idli, dosa, or plain rice. Enjoy the taste!
Step four: Add a tempering to it as per instructions. Mix well. Serve this awesome chutney with idli, dosa, or plain rice. Enjoy the taste!

Nutritional Information of Tomato Onion Chutney

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 48
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 5 g2%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 9 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      5 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks. You can use this chutney as a side dish even for pancakes. I am now trying vegetarian cuisines of other countries also.

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      peachy 

      5 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      You sure are good at making Indian recipes, thumbs up

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