Masala Tomato Chutney

A group of bloggers are doing a weekend Cookbook challenge where we post a recipe from a non web source. For this weekend, here is a simple masala tomato chutney which made an interesting addition to the chutneys at home!

Source - 'Tiffin Varietylu' by Malladi Venkatakrishna Murthy.
Ingredients - 

Oil 1 Tbsp
Cloves 3-4
Cinnamon  inch
Onions chopped 1 cup
Tomatoes chopped 2 cups
Garlic 3-4 cloves
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt and Red Chilli Powder as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Hing couple pinches)
To Grind - 
Coconut 2 Tbsp
Saunf/Fennel Seeds 1/2 tsp

Masala Tomato Chutney

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and fry the cloves, cinnamon. Saute the garlic and onions as well until the onions are translucent.

Add the tomatoes and cook until they are mushy and slightly dry.

Add the coconut-fennel paste and cook a little until the oil floats up.

Remove from fire and grind the whole mixture and set aside. (Optionally the the chutney can be served as is in a chunky state as well).

Prepare the seasoning by heating oil, adding the mustard seeds and hing. After the mustard seeds pop, remove and pour it over the prepared chutney.

Serve it with any dosa/idli or with rice.

This post is for the CC Challenge of the month.

Preparation Time 20 min
Makes approx 1 cup
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, October 13, 2013


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. What a flavorful chutney. Love the addition of whole masala :-)

  3. chutney looks wonderful

  4. Vinitha Says:
  5. That looks like it packs a punch. It goes on my to-make list

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. A different yet tasty chutney. Love yur addition of the spices.

  8. Oh my, such mouthwatering chutney!!! i m bookmarking it to try!!! :)

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. wow tomato chutney looks finger licking and soo yummm :)

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. Chutney sounds very different Harini, never tried with those spices..Guess it will be a great combo for Idlis or dosas..the colour looks so fetching as well!

  13. tats a very good chutney..

  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Definitely a different chutney and am loving the addition of spices there.

  16. Janani Says:
  17. Nice twist to chutney very interesting loving it.

  18. nayana Says:
  19. A different yet flavourful chutney.....

  20. Chutney sounds interesting! love the deep red color..

  21. veena Says:
  22. This looks very different and must have been very flavourful too.Lovely colour

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