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  • Preeti Shridhar

Tomato Chutney for Dosa and Idly

A wonderful accompaniment for dosas and idlies. What I like best about this chutney is that it freezes well. So I make it in large quantity and freeze it in portion sizes to be used later.

Ingredients :

Tomatoes finely chopped 4

oil 2 tsp

mustard seeds 1/2 tsp

cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

green chilly 1

dry red chillies 3

curry leaves 2 sprigs of

Channa dal 1 tbsp

garlic chopped 4 cloves

coriander powder 1 tsp

tamarind pulp 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Jaggery 1/2 tsp


mustard seeds 1/4tsp

white urad dal 1/4 tsp

whole red chilly 1 broken into pieces

curry leaves Few


  1. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves , Channa dal, garlic, coriander pd, tamarind pulp,and salt, jaggery.

  2. Stir and add chopped tomatoes.

  3. Cover and cook for ten min.

  4. Cool and grind to a paste without water.


  1. Heat 1/2 tsp oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, whole red chilly and curry leaves.

  2. Add to tomato chutney.

  3. Mix well .

  4. Taste and adjust salt.

  5. Serve with dosa or idly.


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