Chunky Tomato Chutney

This is yet another simple, quick to make & delicious chunky tomato chutney. A super healthy chutney that can be prepared in a jiffy with very simple ingredients.

This chutney gives a tangy (from the tomatoes), mildly sweet taste (from the sautéed onions). Last but not the least the silent heroes in this dish are the sautéed Mustard & Curry leaves. Since it is chunky in consistency there is a bite to it. You will get a very fulfilling taste when you eat this chutney.

Please do try this recipe.

This chutney goes great with Idli, Dosa, Phulkas, Curd Rice, Hot Rice with Ghee etc.

You can also watch my video on YouTube

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tsp – Oil/Ghee/Butter
  • ½ Tsp – Mustard, Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 8-10 – Curry Leaves
  • 1 – Large Onion
  • 3 – Medium Tomatoes (moderately ripe)
  • 1 Tsp – Salt
  • ¼ Tsp – Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp – Homemade Sambhar Powder or Curry Powder (or we can add only ¼ tsp plain chilli powder)

Method:

  • Heat a Kadai & add Mustard, Jeera, sauté. (keep the heat on low).
  • We let the mustard crackle. (if we do not let the mustard to crackle the chutney make turn bitter).
  • Add the curry leaves & sauté.
  • Then add diced onion, salt & sauté well. (turn the heat on medium & cover the kadai with a lid& let the onion cook well).
  • Once the onion turn translucent, add the diced tomatoes & sauté.
  • We close the kadai with a lid & let the tomatoes cook on low heat. (we need to let the tomatoes cook for just a few minutes).
  • Please do not add any water. (as the tomatoes will release its juices)
  • We need to let the tomatoes cook just until they start to get soft.
  • Add turmeric powder, turn off heat.
  • Add homemade sambhar powder or curry powder & mix well. (we can also add plain chilli powder only).
  • Transfer the mixture into a mixy (blender) jar & let it cool.
  • We need to make sure the mixture fills only half of the jar, else the chutney may spill over the jar while blending.
  • To blend it to a chunky consistency we need to :-
    • Use the pulse/whip option in the mixy (blender) & pulse it 2-3 times & then check (or) 
    • Just run the mixy (blender) in the normal mode for a few seconds & then check.
  • Pour it into a bowl & ready to serve.

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