Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tomato Chutney

Tomatoes are rich in carotene lycopene (a natural  antioxidant) which is believed to have many health benefits . Now you can enjoy them in this tasty, and easy to put together dish.


  1. Tomatoes – 7 medium, washed, and cubed
  2. Onion -  1 medium, chopped
  3. Garlic- 5 cloves, minced
  4. Ginger – ¼ inch, minced
  5. Dry red chillies- 6
  6. Pearl onions – 4, chopped
  7. Curry leaves – 6-8
  8. Mustard seeds- 2 tspn
  9. Oil – 2 tbpsn


  1. Heat some oil in a vessel, fry 3 dry chillies, ginger, garlic, and onion pieces.
  2. Once this is cooked (slightly brown), add the chopped tomato pieces. If you want you can add a little water (1/2 cup) at this point. Cover and cook the  whole tomato mix.(Remember to cover, since this mix is thick, and when it starts boiling, it will splutter in all directions)
  3. After about 15mins, take it off the flame, and let it cool down.  Once cool, grind the mixture to a smooth puree.
  4. In another pan, heat little oil (2 tspn), splutter the mustard seeds, and fry the pearl onions, remaining dry chillies, and curry leaves.
  5. Add this mixture to the tomato puree.
  6. Mix them together, cover and cook it for another 2-3 mins
Enjoy this with hot dosas! 


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