Onion Tomato Chutney

onion tomato chutney

Onion tomato chutney is a mouth-watering side dish.

For moong dal dosa, wheat dosa, neer dosa, ragi idli, ragi rotti, bread dosa and a number of other dish, this chutney fits well as a side dish

In the onion tomato chutney, as the name says it all, onions and tomatoes are the only main ingredients.

Not only the onion tomato chutney pleases the taste buds, but also would be good for the health: Onions and tomatoes are said to aid the health in many ways.

Food Fact
Onions are said to have, among others, antiasthmatic and antibiotic properties.1

Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene. It is said to remove harmful oxidizing agents, which, otherwise, would cause diseases.2

The onion tomato chutney recipe gets full marks also on the ingredients and the ease-of-making scale. You only need just a few ingredients, typically used in day-to-day cooking, to make this side dish.

Five to ten minutes is all you need to make the tomato onion chutney.

Want to give the tomato onion chutney a sweet tinge? Use jaggery or sugar. You may want to use the first to benefit from the medicinal values that jaggery is said to have.

Use the onion tomato chutney, like the tomato thokku, to make a plain or toasted sandwich.

Don't like to make sambar or do not have the time to make it? Relish hot rice with this chutney.

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Ref: 1Onions--a global benefit to health, Phytotherapy Research: PTR accessed through the US National Library of Medicine, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12410539; 2Lycopene: A New Carotenoid Extracted from Tomatoes, Food Factors for Cancer Prevention, link.springer.com

Servings: 3-4


1. Onions 2
2. Tomatoes 3
3. Red chilies 2-3 or to taste
4. Garlic cloves 2-3
5. Jaggery / sugar to taste
6. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
7. Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon
8. Salt to taste

Tomato Onion Chutney

1. Cut the onions and tomatoes into pieces.

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2. Grind all the ingredients, except oil and mustard, into a paste.

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The water content in the onions and tomatoes is sufficient for grinding. If necessary, add little water and grind.
3. Heat oil in a utensil.

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4. Add mustard when the oil becomes hot.

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5. Add the ground mixture when the mustards splutter.

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6. Fry till there is no raw smell of onions.

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Onion tomato chutney is ready.

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TIPS Onion Tomato Chutney
1. Use green chilies or chili powder as a substitute for red chilies.
2. If you like tomatoes, add more of these and use one onion.
3. To make the chutney sour, add a small piece of tamarind while grinding in Step 2.