Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tomato Chutney for Dosa and Idly

A wonderful accompaniment for dosas and idlies.  What I like best about this chutney is that it freezes well. So I make it in large quantity and freeze it in portion sizes to be used later.

Ingredients :
Tomatoes finely chopped         4 
oil                                          2 tsp 
mustard seeds                         1/2 tsp 
cumin seeds                            1/2 tsp 
green chilly                             1 
dry red chillies                         3 
curry leaves                            2 sprigs of 
Channa dal                             1 tbsp 
garlic chopped                        4 cloves 
coriander powder                    1 tsp 
tamarind pulp                         1 tbsp 
Salt                                        to taste 
Jaggery                                   1/2 tsp 

mustard seeds                         1/4tsp 
white urad dal                         1/4 tsp 
whole red chilly                      1 broken into pieces
curry leaves                            Few 

  1. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves , Channa dal, garlic, coriander pd, tamarind pulp,and salt, jaggery.
  2. Stir and add chopped tomatoes. 
  3. Cover and cook for ten min.
  4. Cool and grind to a paste without water.

  1. Heat 1/2 tsp oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, whole red chilly and curry leaves. 
  2. Add to tomato chutney.
  3. Mix well .
  4. Taste and adjust salt.
  5. Serve with dosa or idly.