Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Instant Tomato Chutney

Thakkali chutney, I can eat it any time of the day and literally with anything... Idli, Dosai, Chapati, Pongal, Upma... name it, I could use a little thakkali chutney with it.... Luckily Mr.B likes this too... this makes life a lot more easier ....


1 cups of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp of chilli powder
2 tsp of gingely oil (sesame oil)
Curry leaves
1/2 tsp of mustard
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
A pinch of salt


In a pan, heat the oil and add the mustard. Once this splutters, add the curry leaves and a pinch of hing. Then add the chopped tomatoes, chilli powder & salt. Cook this for about 10 - 12 minutes. Make sure the tomato is well cooked and all the water has evaporated. You can serve this with idli, dosai, upma, pongal, even rotis.

Thats Instant Tomato Chutney for you.... it sure is yummmmm...

Tricks : You can add 1/2 tsp of tomato paste, that gives it a little kick and tangy taste.

Mix this with a cup of rice... instant tomato rice ready ;)... Pack this with some chips / vadaams... Instant lunch box is ready ...


  1. Your recipies sound great, unfortunately I am not much of a cook myself and some of your ingredients I have never heard of. I do not know what Asafoetida is? Is this a herb of some kind?

  2. Hiii there :).. Yes it is a herb used extensively in Indian cooking... this is generally available as a sticky bar or in powdered form. It has a pungent garlic smell, but when cooked with dishes, gives a sweet aroma..Its also called Hing or kaayam...if you know any of these... You should be able to find this in any Indian store...

  3. hey sangs... we usually add a bit of onion, thakkali vengayam chutney.

  4. rumsie...oh yess.. I love that too...this is just a simplified version :)