Instant Tomato Chutney

I was getting really tired of having peanut Chutney as an accompaniment for Idli, Dosa etc. That was when my maternal aunt introduced me to this instant chutney. This has since become a staple at home!

Check out this humble chutney for Day 4 Week 4 of BM #27.

Ingredients - 

Onions , chopped 1 cup
Tomatoes, chopped 2-3 cups
Tamarind marble size, cleaned and stringed (Optional)
Salt and Red Chilli Powder as needed
Oil 1 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Asafoetida 1/8 tsp)

Instant Tomato Chutney

Method Of Preparation -

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan. Saute the chopped onions until they are translucent. 

Add tomatoes and let them get mushy. Also add the tamarind. [Skip the tamarind if the tomatoes are sour]

After the tomatoes get mushy, remove from fire. Add salt and red chilli powder. Let it cool.

Grind to a fine paste and prepare the seasoning by heating oil, popping mustard seeds and adding asafoetida.

Mix in the seasoning into the chutney and serve.

It can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. A great accompaniment for Idli, Dosa etc.  

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.

Preparation Time  15 min
Makes approx 1 1/2 cups
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, April 27, 2013


  1. my mouth is the idea of tamarind in it..will give it a shot today itself!

  2. Tasty and tangy chutney.

  3. Colorful and tasty chutney.

  4. Rafeeda AR Says:
  5. this looks so much like store bought... yummm!!!

  6. never tried tomato with imli, my mouth is watering already

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Love this instant version, i do quite often,very delicious chutney,love simply with hot steaming idlies.

  9. divya Says:
  10. looks sooo delicious n yummy

  11. i love the fav chutney

  12. delicious tomato chutney.

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. Looks so yum and bright!...

  15. Finger licking chutney,got a noce color,love with idly and dosa...

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. Tomato chutney looks yumm.. Love the color.

  18. Suma Gandlur Says:
  19. Harini, have you tried adding cilantro to this chutney? That version also is good.

  20. preeti garg Says:
  21. Awesome recipe

  22. sujitha Says:
  23. Mouth watering chutney...

  24. Rajani S Says:
  25. I make this chutney, but do the cooking in mw. So that makes it even more quicker. You can add handful of any dal, after frying in oil or potty kadalai to make it thicker. Now I will try the peanut chutney for a change :)

  26. veena Says:
  27. drooling here looking at the pic...looks awesome

  28. Archana Says:
  29. Wow this is yumm. I will definitely try it out. Love the picture

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