Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tomato chutney

Recipe#9 from Mrs.K.M.Mathews recipe series..
This tomato chutney is made using partially sun dried tomatoes. Once you have the partially sun dried tomatoes it is very easy to make this chutney.It goes really well with Dosa, Idli etc.
This was supposed to be my 6th recipe in the series, but unfortunately the first time i made it,  my tomatoes were dried out too much that it gave tomato crumbs instead of paste when i tried to grind sun dried tomatoes. Since the sun is too harsh here, it took only one day drying to give me the partially dried tomatoes.
So here is the second trial result which satisfied me.


  1. Tomatoes, fleshy, cut into half wedges - 3 big
  2. Tamarind - 1/2 tsp
  3. Gingelly oil - 1/2 cup
  4. Dried red chilli - 3
  5. Kayam/Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  6. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  7. Fenugreek seeds/uluva - 1 pinch
  8. Urud dal/Uzhunnu parippu - 2 tsp
  9. Dried red chilli - 3
  10. Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  11. Sugar - 2 pinch
  12. Salt to taste


  1. Sun dry the tomatoes for 2 days with salt sprinkled on it. Tomatoes shouldn't be fully dried. There has to be some wet part left in each piece.
  2. Grind tomato with tamarind in to paste
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds
  4. Add ingredients from 7 to 10 and fry them
  5. Add tomato paste and cook till oil comes to the top
  6. Add salt if needed as tomatoes already have salt in it
  7. Add sugar and asafoetida and mix well and switch off the flame.
  • The changes i made when tried the recipe for second time is to reduce the oil to 1/4 cup

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