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South Indian Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe

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South Indian Onion Tomato Chutney

South Indian Onion Tomato Chutney

This delicious onion tomato chutney pairs well with idli, dosa, vada, and other South Indian dishes. The recipe is quick and easy to prepare.

In order to achieve the perfect texture, the ratio of onions to tomatoes should be 1:2.

Store the chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and it will stay fresh for up to a week. Try it and share your feedback in the comments section below.

Cook Time

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10 min

20 min

30 min

numerous servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp hing (asafoetida powder)
  • 1/4 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp rai (mustard seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal (split and skinned black gram)
  • 1 whole dry red chilli
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped into smaller pieces
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 medium- sized onion, chopped roughly
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped roughly
  • 10-15 kadhi patta (curry leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Keep a pan on low heat. Add oil to the pan then add the hing, jeera, rai, urad dal, and whole dry red chilli. Saute until the mustard and cumin seeds crackle.
  2. Add in the ginger, garlic cloves, and the green chilli. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped onion and saute for 1 minute or until it starts to turn translucent.
  4. Add the kadhi patta, salt, and chopped tomatoes. Mix well, add the lime juice, and cover with a lid. Cook until the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool completely. Then blend in a blender until it achieves a finely ground consistency. The onion tomato chutney is ready. Store it in the fridge and use within a week.

South Indian Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 30, 2020:

Not at all, Rajah.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 29, 2020:

Thank you, Miebakagh.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 29, 2020:

Well noted, please.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 29, 2020:

It is great as a dip or spread for anything, Genna. Thank you.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on June 28, 2020:

Hi Rajan...

This delicious recipe really caught my eye, and I'm eager to try it. Thank you!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 24, 2020:

Thank you, Rajah. Thank you, MizBejabbes. I very much appreciated both your comments.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 23, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 23, 2020:

Yes, you can get them online or better at an Indian store in your area, Doris. They should most probably carry them. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 23, 2020:

You are the second person after Bill who has said so, Peggy. I should seriously give a thought to this idea. Thanks for appreciating the recipes.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 23, 2020:

Thank you to all, Have a great week ahead, Bill.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 23, 2020:

goes very well with any kind of snack too, Pamela. Thank you.

Devika Primic on June 23, 2020:

The sauce sounds delicious and the ingredients are not an easy access for me. However, I would like to try it someday.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on June 22, 2020:

Rajan, this recipe caught my eye because I loved the green tomato chutney that my mom used to make. It was a very simple recipe without any ingredients that could be grown or bought locally, like vinegar. I agree with Miebakagh that some of these ingredients in your recipe may be difficult to find. I guess they could be ordered online, perhaps.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 22, 2020:

Hi Rajan,

Have you ever thought about creating a cookbook? You share so many good-sounding recipes with clear instructions on how to make the different dishes on this site. Thanks for another recipe of yours.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 22, 2020:

My wife thanks you, I thank you, we all thank you!

Have a fantastic week ahead, my friend.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 22, 2020:

Thank you Rajan for another recipe. This is not something I ever tried before but it looks good.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 22, 2020:

Thanks, Miebakagh.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 21, 2020:

Rajah, I am regular on an onion-tomatoe chutney similiar to your product. But I can not at the moment buy your babe because of rare exortic ingredients. However, Rajah, I am in the process of colecting certain organic dry herbs, spices, seeds and nuts, and dried roots. This will help me later. Thanks and enjoy the day.