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12 February, 2016

Tomato – Onion Chutney (South Indian Style)

Posted in : Chutney, Easy and quick recipes, South Indian recipes on by : nrdubey Tags: , , ,

About Recipe

Mouth watery Tomato Onion – chutney which goes well with idli, dosa, paniyaram and paratha. Very easy to make and handy. Let’s see how to make this chutney and share your feed back.

Preparation time – 5 mins

Cooking time – 10 mins

Recipe type – Chutney

Serve – 2-3






Tomato – 2 medium (chopped)

Onion- 1 small ( medium thick sliced )

Red chilly – 3-4 or as needed

Chana dal/gram dal – 1 tbsp

Urad dal/ black gram dal – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 5-6

Tamarind – 1 inch
Asafoetida- a pinch

Oil – 1 tbsp (sesame or any other oil)

salt -as per taste


In a kadai medium heat the oil and add channa dal, urad dal, red chilly, curry leaves and mustard.

Fry them till chana dal and urad dal turn light brown at medium heat. (do not make them brown)

Add tamarind, stir once and turn off the flame. Drain them out and  keep aside.

let them cool.

In the same oil add onion, fry for a minute and take it out.

If needed add some more oil,  add tomato, asafoetida and salt.

Fry them for 2 mins or until tomato become  soft. let them cool.

Take these ingredients which we fried, in a blender and add salt.

Blend them without water and make chutney. (if you want add water)

Tomato-Chutney is ready serve it with idly dosa or chapati.


you can preserve it in refrigerator for 2-3 days.

In Short


Medium heat oil, add chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves, red chilli and mustard


Fry till dals turn light brown and add tamarind, stir once


Immediately drain them out


Add onion


Fry for a minute


take it out


If needed add oil and fry tomato


Add asafoetida


Add salt


Fry till tomato become soft


take it out


After cooling take them in a blender and make chutney


Chutney is ready



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