Friday, August 16, 2013

Tomato Chutney


The biggest fan of chutneys is sharing this tomato chutney. Chutneys I tell you is just so spectacular. Love its spiciness, sourness and mushy texture until I can lick the whole portion up just by itself  with a spoon (Mango Chutney). Any type of chutney for the matter is my true love. Chutneys I believe is not all that difficult to make, unless of course, you like to complicate chutney and then complicate your life as well. Go ahead, complicate your already complicated life with complicated dishes, for me, cooking must be lean and mean, I mean, why complicate cooking when there's always choices to easy cooking like this Tomato Chutney. Nonetheless, tasting is essential for balancing its super tastes. Spicy, mildly sweet, alongside the oh-so loved curry leaf scent, which goes so well, just a suggestion, alongside any of these dishes - Watermelon Mint Salad, Eggplant/Brinjal Spicy Sauce, Mustard Green Masala, Potato Dried Chillies, Spicy Tofu Curry, Valakkai Poriyal, Vegetable Green Curry, Curried Potatoes, Moor Kolambu, Keerai Kootu or Masala Tofu French Beans

Ingredients
3 medium size tomatoes - blanched to soften and mashed with the skin on
1/2 inch ginger - chopped
3 shallots - chopped
2 dried chillies - snipped into tiny pieces
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp plain chilli powder (or as per taste)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of asafetida/hing/perungayam powder
1/2 tbsp lime juice (or as per taste)
2 sprigs curry leaves
A little sugar
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Method
In the heated oil, sauté ginger, shallots, dried chillies and mustard seeds.
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and asafetida powder.  
Stir and add mashed tomatoes and curry leaves.
Stir one more time.
Pour lime juice, 2 tbsp of water (to dilute a bit) and season with salt and sugar. 
Give a good stir and remove from heat.
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29 comments:

  1. If have all the ingredients then should be easy la

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  2. ahaa...this is my favorite one...I love to eat this with thepla or paratha...your recipe is very interesting will gonna try it soon...

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  3. delicious, tangy chutney, will try soon....

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  4. Very very lovely Nava, simply superb chutney with nice punch of spices. Love it dear, I am great fan of chutney and ur chutney is awesome...

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  5. looks so easy and delicious....Its one of my comfort foods and can have it anytime.

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  6. Wow! Feel like dipping a puri into this chutney!! Looks so inviting! Love the photos too!

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  7. Lovely Chutney and great clicks!! I can almost taste the tangy goodness :)

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  8. I want to dip that chutney with Indin crackers and yes I can eat chutney with rice too,looks so good, Nava, I had a lots of tomato right now, will try this soon,before my vacation!

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  9. looks really inviting... sometimes even i find it difficult to start up a blog post even though the recipe and the pics are all ready... :)

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  10. This is the best.Belive me Nava I never make chutneys with out tomatoes.I am a great tomato freak and your chutney is all screaming tomatoes with lovely colour :)

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  11. oh, i would love to pair this off with chips (instead of rice) haha

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  12. Reading you intro of the chutney makes me drool..:-) lovely and happy weekend to you sweetie

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  13. i never tried with lemon,this sounds interesting.

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  14. looks yum .. never tried chutney with lemon... new for me.. love the color

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  15. Always fond of simple food. This would looks so yummy

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  16. yummy,Tomato chutneys are so good. I understand what you mean, sometime a pic might be easy, but writing can get challenging..

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  17. Looks mouthwatering and love to have it with idli/dosa

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  18. I am a big fan of Chutneys.. Love your chutney version.. Nice clicks..

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  19. Chutney !pass me some dosas too.You are right to write first sentence is sometimes daunting.

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  20. I'm not a fan of chutney, but hubby & son love Indian food. The vibrant colours seem to be calling out to foodies! How fun!

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  21. Too much kiwi in my head and I am wondering how would kiwi chutney sound.

    Tomato chutney is yumms. I have some bottled ones at home thanx to a friend's mum.

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  22. This is something which I can pair with flatbreads, rice and what not!.. Loved the color and also the clicks nava

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  23. One of my favorite chutney, looks delicious.

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  24. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Love this :)

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  25. Our family's favourite chutney!! It's very tasty and can be made in a jiffy.nice clicks !!!

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  26. My husband is a fan of tomato chutneys, so i always keep trying different versions...Yours look great :)

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  27. Goes well with dosa/idli..perfect tangy chutney

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