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how to make tomato chutney

If someone were to ask me, "What tempts you to learn how to make tomato chutney?" Without thinking, I would say, "its delicious taste." If you have been making only the traditional coconut chutney, try tomato chutney for dosa. You will find this chutney to be a good fit for this food. In fact, you can also use this chutney for idli. What is more, you would like this side dish even for khara pongal, chapati, neer dosa and rava dosa.

Whether you are going to make tomato chutney for dosa or other cuisine, a reason that would make you learn how to make tomato chutney is, again, its lip-smacking taste.

You can also savor tomato chutney with hot rice.

Like coconut chutney, it is easy to make this chutney. On the ingredients side too, it scores higher. With just a few items you use almost everyday, you can make this side dish. Another good news is that there is no grinding involved.

Here is how to make tomato chutney, with step-by-step instructions and with photos.

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Quantity: About 1/2 cup


1. Tomatoes, finely chopped, about 3/4 cup
2. Oil 2 teaspoons
3. Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon
5. Jeera / cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon
6. Curry leaves, chopped, 1 sprig
7. Red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
8. Jaggery to taste
9. Rice flour 1/4 teaspoon
10. Salt to taste

How to make Tomato Chutney?

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1. Heat oil in an utensil till the oil becomes hot.
2. Add mustard.

Add jeera when the mustard starts to splutter.

Fry till the jeera becomes golden brown.
3. Add curry leaves.

Fry till the curry leaves become crispy.
Switch off the stove before adding the chili powder, otherwise it may get burnt.

Add chili powder.

5. Add tomato pieces.

Switch on the stove, if you had switched it off in Step 4.


Add salt and jaggery.



Cook till the tomatoes become hot.

6. Add about 1/4 cup of water.

As the amount of water released by tomatoes depend on their type, decrease or increase the quantity of water accordingly.


Cover and cook till the tomatoes become soft.

Mash the tomatoes.
7. Add a few teaspoons of water to the rice flour.


Add to the tomato mixture. Mix.

If the mixture becomes thick, add a tablespoon of water.

8. Cover.

Cook till the oil floats.

Switch-off the stove.
9. Tomato chutney is ready.

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TIPS How to make Tomato Chutney
1. If you want the chutney to have a ketchup-like taste, add more jaggery.
2. Use sugar in lieu of jaggery, but the latter is said to be beneficial for the health.
3. Use corn flour as a substitute for rice flour.