Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tomato Chutney and Tomato-Onion Chutney

Tomatoes are rich in Vitamins & Minerals and helps in maintaining healthy skin. Tomato Chutney is prepared often in every Tamil Household apart from Coconut Chutney. My son likes anything prepared with Tomatoes and so I prepare this more often.

Here goes the recipe:
Ripe Tomatoes (Medium) 4
Dried Red Chillies 5
Garlic Cloves 4-5
Channa Dhal 3 tsp  /  Urad Dhal 3 tsp OR Channa Dhal 2 tsp+ Urad Dhal 1tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Mustard Seeds ½ tsp
Salt ½ tsp or to taste

Chop Tomatoes into pieces.
Heat Oil in a pan. Add Channa Dhal and/or Urad Dhal. Few seconds later, add Dried Red Chillies and Garlic Cloves. Fry till they turn slightly brown.
Now add chopped Tomatoes and Salt. Fry till the raw smell goes off and the Oil separates, say for about 10 mins.
When cooled, grind to a smooth paste with enough water.
Season it with Mustard Seeds and Curry Leaves.
Serves: 3
Serve with Idli or Dosa.

Tomato-Onion Chutney:

Tomato - Onion Chutney can be prepared in the same method. Reduce Tomatoes to three and include 5-6 Pearl Onions.

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