Tomato Chutney for Dosa and Idly

June 11, 2018

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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