Thursday 24 November 2011

Tomato Chutney (Tamatar ki Chatni)

tomato chutney

This is tangy South Indian tomato chutney. Tomato chutney can be served with dosa, idli or steamed rice.
Recipe of tomato chutney
6 medium tomatoes (tamatar) - chopped
4 whole dry red chillies
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup chana dal (split Bengal gram)
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp jaggery (gur) - grated
Salt to taste
1. Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal. Sauté till dal turns golden brown.
2. Add cumin seeds to the pan and when they turn darker, add hing.
3. Add tomatoes, dry red chillies, jaggery and salt. Cook till tomatoes turn mushy. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
4. Grind this tomato mixture to a paste. Your tomato chutney is ready to be served.

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