Friday, August 16, 2013

Tamatar ki Chutney


To tell you the truth, I can count the number of chutneys I have already shared. In fact, there's only the other, the Indian Mango Chutney, though tomatoes are a must for most of my savory dishes produced in my kitchen. Tomatoes (Thai Tomato Soup)? They just so complete our dishes for the burst of tanginess and sweetness (Tomato Rice), don't they? Of course (Turmeric Tomato Soup & Tomato Spinach Soup) and if you are asking me. I sometimes even do away with lime juice or even tamarind juice if the tomatoes I use can produce the same result. Having said that, there's no assurance all those tomatoes we buy can pack up tanginess? Henceforth, tasting is crucial for balancing the tastes to tanginess and sourness (Pavakkai Puli Kuzhambu & Navaratan Korma) and you got to do the same as well  for this North Indian Tomato Chutney, known as Tamatar ki Chutney, which by far can be an accompaniment for anything for the matter (Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip). Of course, for us, tangy and absolutely inviting and vibrantly attractive Tamatar ki Chutney was our side dish for our rice meal. Wow!

Ingredients
3 medium size tomatoes - blanch to soften and mash 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
Tamarind juice - as needed 
2 sprigs curry leaves
Sugar to taste
Salt for taste
3 tbsp oil

Method
In 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 tamarind 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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