Telugu Style Tomato Chutney

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Grind Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 lb - tomatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp - tamarind paste
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • salt
  • For seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 pinch - hing
  • 1.25 tbsp - channa dal
  • 1 tbsp - urad dal
  • 5 - red chillies, add more if need be
  • 6-7 - green chillies, add more if need be
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/8 bunch - green coriander
  • 3 big cloves - garlic (optional)

How to Make Telugu Style Tomato Chutney

  • Heat oil in kadai and add cut tomatoes (big pieces). Once the tomatoes are well-cooked and the juice of the tomatoes thickens in the pan. Add tamarind paste, haldi and salt.
  • Cook for 10 more mins on medium heat.
  • Now the tomato mixture should be pretty viscous and hot. Cool it down by shutting off the stove and just letting it sit while you make the tadka.
  • For the tadka, heat oil add hing and dals. Saute them until they start turning golden. Then, add red chillies, green chillies and mustard (rai seeds).
  • Add garlic cloves if you like.
  • When you add green chillies to the tadka, cover it with a lid (a see through lid is preferable). Let the tadka cool down for 5-10 mins. Then grind the tadka first and add the tomato paste to the tadka paste. Whip for few seconds.
  • Add coriander as it is on top or whip it together and salt according to your taste. Serve with idlis, dosas or with just plain rice.