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      Spicy Tomato Chutney

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      Time20 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves2

      Chutneys have been an essential accompaniment to most South Indian dishes, especially dosas and idles. Chutneys are great to have with rotis too in the absence of any sabzis. It could be a quick fix measure when you do not have time to prepare an elaborate curry or dish to go with roti. Every Indian household has their own style and way of preparing chutney. Traditionally made in the mortar and pe ... stle, it is now made in the food processor or blender. This Spicy Tomato Chutney is a tongue-licking accompaniment that is ideal to have with rotis, dosas and idlis. Chutneys take only a few minutes to prepare and making tomato chutney is quicker than grating coconut to make coconut chutney. The chutney eliminates the need for sambar because of its holistic flavour and lends a tangy flavour to go with the dosa or idli. With myriad flavour enhancers like to support the tanginess of the tomatoes, this Spicy Tomato Chutney description packs in peppy flavours that go perfectly well with idlis, dosas, appe, uttappam, rotis and pooris too. Perk up your meal by learning how to make Spicy Tomato Chutney by following this video. Serve this Spicy Tomato Chutney as a condiment or dip to any fried snack too. Tangy, spicy and with a nutty aroma, this Spicy Tomato Chutney video will let you enjoy contrasting flavour at home. Most restaurants serve this chutney as an accompaniment to dosas and idlis and with this recipe, you can now serve Spicy Tomato Chutney restaurant-style at your own dining table. The chutney can be enjoyed by all age groups and you just need to be mindful of the spice levels if making it for children.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre116 Cal116 Cal116 Cal116 Cal
      • 5gProtein
      • 6gFat
      • 14gCarbs
      • 8gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      2 teaspoons

      Fenugreek/methi Seeds

      Fenugreek/methi Seeds

      0.25 teaspoons

      Chana Dal

      Chana Dal

      1 tablespoon

      Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

      Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

      2 units

      Asafoetida/hing

      Asafoetida/hing

      0.5 teaspoons

      Salt

      Salt

      1 teaspoon

      Turmeric Powder

      Turmeric Powder

      0.5 teaspoons

      Tamarind

      Tamarind

      2 tablespoons

      Red Chilli Powder

      Red Chilli Powder

      1 teaspoon

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Tomato

      Tomato

      8 units

      Coriander W/o Roots

      Coriander W/o Roots

      4 g

      Curry Leaves

      Curry Leaves

      4 g

      Directions
      1
      Wash the tomato and cut into rough small dice, keep it aside. Soak tamarind for 15 - 20 minutes in warm water and strain it to get the pulp. Roughly chop the coriander leaves and keep it aside.
      2
      Heat oil in a pan, add chana dal and fenugreek seeds, saute it until light golden brown in color. Add whole red chili, curry leaves and hing saute it well
      3
      Add all powder spices and cook with the above tadka.
      4
      Once the masala is cooked add diced tomato and till it gets mashy
      5
      Once the tomato get mushy add tamarind pulp to it , mix it well and cook it for 5 minutes. Once the tomato is completely cooked and moisture has evaporated, turn off the flame and let it cool down.
      6
      Blend it to a coarse paste and check the seasoning.
      7
      Use as required

      Success!

      We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.

      Spicy tomato chutney

      Chutneys have always played a crucial role in South Indian dishes, affecting the whole outcome of the dish, especially dosas and idli. Not only that, but chutneys are also good to go with roti in the absence of sabzi. Chutneys really come in handy when you’ve to prepare a last-minute dish but don’t have sufficient time to prepare sabzis or some sort of curry. Each household has its own way of preparing chutneys as they’re super easy to make and blasts with all sorts of flavours as soon as you consume it because who doesn’t love a tangy flavour followed up by a hint of spice unveiling inside your mouth all at the same time! People have resorted to making this tomato chutney recipe ever since food processors or blenders have come into existence as before that you had to prepare it in a mortar and pestle, the traditional method, which might have given a better taste too- as they say, the older, the bolder! The question we’ve been waiting to answer for so long, how to make tomato chutney- let’s dive right into it As delicious as it sounds, it doesn’t take more than 20 minutes to prepare this tomato chutney recipe, with almost all the ingredients available in your pantry already! The ingredients required to prepare this easy tomato chutney are: Dry grocery: 1. Refined oil 2. Red dry chilli byadgi 3. Chana dal 4. Hing (asafoetida) 5. Salt 6. Turmeric powder (haldi) 7. Tamarind (Imli) 8. Red chilli powder Fruits and vegetables: 9. Fresh tomatoes 10. Curry leaves 11. Coriander w/o roots Tomato chutney without onions is perfect for festive seasons when having onions or garlic becomes a strict no-no. While there is no specific ingredient that can be used as an alternative for onions, the chutney still remains savoury and delicious. What makes the spicy tomato chutney recipe so special, loved, and famous is the preparation method, first of all, which allows anyone with just the basic cooking knowledge to prepare it- time to get your aprons out! Secondly, the tomatoes' holistic flavour, the tanginess of the tomatoes, goes perfectly with dosa, Rava Idli, Uttapam, and many more south Indian delicacies. The peppy flavours of the spicy tomato chutney go just about right with rotis and pooris too, and many a time replaces itself with sambhar because of the fusion of flavours, tanginess hinted up with a spicy kick, attracting the attention of all the foodies out there! The Tamatar Ki Chutney can be enjoyed by everyone, even the kiddies, keeping in mind the spice levels when preparing chutney for them.

      Healthy and yummy-really!

      The spicy tomato chutney has your back if you want a mouth-watering Tamatar Ki Chutney and also ensures you’re filling up the boxes of your diet chart. Tomatoes are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and lycopene, increasing the immunity level of the body. Curry leaves, as well as coriander leaves, act as a good source of easing constipation, helps with diabetes, and also removes dirt, bacteria, and viruses from the body- you’re in for a healthy feast with this one! Tomatoes are considered a superfood by many nutritionists as it offers so many benefits while providing a hard-to-resist taste, consisting of beta-carotenes tomatoes are considered great for heart health. They also promote good and improved metabolism, aiding in weight management. The tanginess of the spicy tomato chutney goes well with almost anything, so you don’t always have to worry about preparing the same food- who knew staying healthy could now be so irresistible?

      Sweet and savoury wins the race!

      South Indian food has a very authentic flavour attached to its palate, and it’s sweet and sour with just the right amount of spice. Its wholesome food cooked to perfection and made to be irresistible. There are primarily three condiments that go with the special burst of flavours that south Indian food has to offer, with the spicy Tamatar chutney being one of them. The spicy south Indian tomato chutney recipe has got a sublimation of sweet and tangy flavours that make the chutney finger-licking good. This recipe is so heavenly that no other condiment could make up for the absence of it, be it sambar, coconut chutney, or even gunpowder. Owing to the fresh flavours of this spicy tomato chutney, this recipe is so versatile and can be paired up with numerous other south Indian dishes that are bound to make up an appetizing menu for your entire week to come!

      A match made in heaven

      Being the heart and soul of south Indian cuisines, Dosa, Rava Idli, Vada, and Uttapam are very commonly known south Indian snacks that can be easily paired up with the famous tomato chutney. Dosa: Fresh out of the pan crispy dosa served on your plate along with this chutney are bound to make you get up for a second helping. Tomato chutney for dosa is proven to be a delight for your senses. Curd rice: Comfort food such as curd rice, also known as Thayir Sadam in south India, can be paired up with this spicy tomato chutney recipe to give it a flavour full of spice with every bite. Idli: Made from urad dal and rice, these savoury and puffy rice cakes and the tangy tomato chutney on the side are a match made in heaven. It also makes up for a nutritious meal as idlis don’t contain fats, cholesterol, or saturated fats. Tomato chutney for idli is the perfect flavour for an evening snack. Vada: While this exclusive treat from north Kerala made with ground pulses can be paired up with a gamut of other condiments, crispy fried vada served alongside this tomato chutney is truly a temptingly tasty combination. Uttapam: Unlike a dosa, this thick and pancake-like dish with the toppings of your choice could never taste bland with a dip of this tomato chutney. But why limit the smack of this spicy Tamatar Ki Chutney to only these four snacks, right? This chutney can make a deliciously appetizing meal out of snacks such as Rava Idli, Upma, tamarind rice, as well as Banana Poriyal mixed with rice. Now you don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant to relish the tomato chutney when you can prepare an even better one, fusioned with all sorts of flavours of your choice, and making everyone fall in love with the tangy, spicy, and healthy Tamatar Ki Chutney.

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