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Feb 15, 2009

Tomato Chutney

Coming to today’s recipe: this is simple and instant tomato chutney (did I mention yummy?) that can be prepared within a few minutes with easily available ingredients.


  • 4 medium Tomatoes, cut into small pieces

  • 2 tsp dry Red Chili Powder or according to individual taste

  • 1 tsp Sambar Powder (I used MTR)

  • 1 tsp Oil

  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds

  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds

  • ¼ tsp Asafetida (Hing, Inguva)

  • Salt as required


Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds along with tomato pieces + chili powder + sambar powder.

Mix well, cover and leave for some time until all the water from tomatoes gets absorbed and the mixture becomes thick. Turn off the stove and leave the tomato mixture until it cools down.

Sometimes the tomatoes become so soft if we mash them well with spatula while cooking, so there will be no need to grind it again. If it is not getting softer, just grind it in a blender until smooth. Adjust salt and chili powder.

This yummy chutney goes well with rice/chapathis/dosas.

This is my contribution to "FIC: Orange" event hosted by Aparna. "Food in Colors" is originally started by Sunshinemom. Thanks for reminding me about the event, Priyanka!


Finla said... [Reply]

Wowo such yumm delicious chutney. Drool.

Unknown said... [Reply]

lovely tempting picture..could have been so apt for click red event!!sounds delicious uma..

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Looks gorgeous..my all time fav!!!

Indrani said... [Reply]


jayasree said... [Reply]

Chutney looks yummm. Great click. It shows well on the white background template.

New look is very refreshing. If you could pull the left side bar up, it would be easier for navigation. Just a suggestion.

notyet100 said... [Reply]

hii,..u can send this fic orange,..looks yum,..

Sanghi said... [Reply]

Wow!!! I want a lick from it... Delicious one Uma, Pick ur award from my blog dear :)

FH said... [Reply]

Drooling over the beautiful pics, so yummy! :)

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow spicy and juicy chutney.....Mouthwatering....Blog makeover looks gr8.

Raks said... [Reply]

Lovely colour! The tomatoes are looking like red eggs:)
Oh,you missed ur blog so much and gave a new look for compensation :D
cool looking Uma!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Looks yummy.

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Like the new look of your blog.. and tomato chutney looks fabulous & tempting.

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Lovely color and beautiful pics..very yummy...

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

I make this chutney with pesarattu..Hey Uma your blog is looking great :)

sriharivatsan said... [Reply]

Uma, this looks tempting..Makes one to mouth water...I have never added sambar powder for chutney..have to give a try and am sure it will taste g8..

Archy said... [Reply]

yummy chutney for dosa/idli !! Simple and easy Uma.. adding sambar powder is so diff, need to try soon !!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

am literally drooling :)
lovely picture and the chutney looks awesome!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

your new template is good.. bright and vibrant... nice taste you have.

tomato chutney looks super yummy...hope u get well soon.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hope u are feling better now. A lot of Flu around.

That is one stunning looking chutney! what colors!!

Cham said... [Reply]

Wow, that is a vibrant color and looks great the template and header.
The chuteny is my favo and hope u feel better now.

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Nice click Uma and tomato chutney with dosa is something which I loved as a kid :) Loved the color of chutney

Unknown said... [Reply]

uma cold tagginda h r u feeling now kottha template bagundi and tomato chutney hummmm mouthwatering get well soooooon

Vibaas said... [Reply]

that looks lipsmacking yummy. i have a slightly different version in my draft.

Like the new look of your blog.

Usha said... [Reply]

Chutney looks spicy and yum, pretty color.....loved the new look to your blog :-)

Lavanya said... [Reply]

chutney looks awesome!!photography is too gud..

Madhu's cooking gallery said... [Reply]

Chutney looks super yum! you have a wonderful blog here..nice tempting pics..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Your new look of your blog is fantastic. you have a very talented workmanship. How much time you spent to make it to appear this good?
Good luck
-Nature Lover

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

hey here i m licking my finger on c ing the pic... addition of sambar powder is new to me... nice click with cute tomatoes.

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

The new template is bright and gives a fresh feel Uma. I also prepare this chutney. Sometimes I grind together everything, do the talimpu and fry the paste.

DK said... [Reply]

The template is v good Uma..v attractive and pleasing. Glad to know that u r better now :) The chutney looks totally yum. Hey btw who are the two cuties in the pic? ur daughters?

and well as for the TV goes, nothing like will power or something..so dont give me more credit than I deserve..its the lack of interest..the day goes of working..then "working out", then home to make some dinner (click click) and by that time I am totally exhausted! I relax by meddling with casio or reading..and at the end of it..my eyes are droopyyyyyy!!! hehehe

Shri said... [Reply]

all time fav!!your looks just perfect!!

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

general gaa nenu chillies vesi chestanu. e sari chilly powder vesi try chestanu.

Aditi..............:) said... [Reply]

i am trying this one today!!!! will let you know!!!
Btw do visit my blog and leave ur comments

Deepa Hari said... [Reply]

Chutney looks Yum Uma...Nice pics.

Madhu's cooking gallery said... [Reply]

Thanks for dropping by Uma..yeah, this is kids friendly tiffin..tastes good with pickle!

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

looks awesome

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Wow.. thats a wonderful colour uma... Looks hot and spicy!

Cynthia said... [Reply]

What a tempting first photograph.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Fantastic look Uma, hope u are doing fine and I loved ur chutney.Thanks for the recipe.

Aparna said... [Reply]

Personally, I'm yet to come across a tomato chutney which isn't fantastic.
Sambhar powder sounds good.
Thanks for sending it in to FIC.

Premyscakes said... [Reply]

uma i just tried this chutney of yours yest, it tasted yum. thanks for sharing.

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