Friday 23 May 2014

Tomato Chutney (தக்காளி சட்னி)

Tomato chutney is my all time favorite and it goes very well with traditional breakfast items. You may also use it make sandwiches! 

Ingredients: (Serves three)
Onions – 1 no, sliced
Tomato – medium sized, 5 no, cut into small pieces
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Dhania /coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Jeera / cumin powder – ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Jaggery – ½ teaspoon (optional)
Salt – to taste
Oil – 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
Jeera/cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
Curry leaves – a few
Coriander leaves – chopped, 2 teaspoons

Tomato Chutney (தக்காளி சட்னி)
Method: Grind half the tomato pieces, red chilli powder, jeera powder and dhania powder into a paste. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds and jeera. When they start to sputter, add onions and fry till they become transparent. Add the remaining tomato pieces, turmeric powder and jaggery. Cover and cook till tomatoes are half cooked. Now add ground paste and required salt, and cook on low flame till oil separates. Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves. Serve hot with idly, dosa, adai, appam, kuzhi paniyaram or uppuma. 

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