Thakkali Chutney or Tomato Chutney is a regular one made at home for Tiffins. This version involves using just the goodness of tomato on its own and making a thick condiment that serves as a good side dish for Dosa.
As I have said, our regular chutney most tiffins are always Peanut Chutney. We make it all through the week for something or the other. Certain dishes are always a constant and apart from it, we often make some version of Tomato chutney.
Even though I have a huge collection of chutneys that are frequently made, I feel we are a little more partial to these in the family.
Today's version of Thakkali Chutney involves just the tomatoes. We also have different versions including garlic or ginger. Anyway, the favorite version of Tomato Chutney is one version which we love eating when mixed with rice.
Anyway coming to this version, this has a good shelf life as it is cooked in oil for a while till the oil comes out on the sides.
This is the last in the series of Condiments for BM#89 and I hope you enjoyed it. Other condiments you can check out Kothimira Pachadi, No Onion No Garlic Tomato Chutney, Methi Tomato Chutney, Garlic Tomato Chutney
Other Chutneys you can check out:
How to make Thakkali Chutney
Chop the tomatoes, take it in a mixer along with salt, tamarind, sambar powder, and grind to a smooth paste
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves.
Saute for a couple of minutes, then add slit green chilies and the ground tomato paste.
Simmer and cook for at least 10 mins till the oil comes on the sides.
Serve with Dosas or Idlis.
- 2 cups Tomatoes chopped
- 1 tsp Sambar powder
- 1 inch Tamarind
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 tsp Urad dal
- 2 no Green Chillies
- Handful Curry Leaves
- Chop the tomatoes, take it in a mixer along with salt, tamarind, sambar powder and grind to a smooth paste
- Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves.
- Saute for a couple of minutes, then add slit green chilies and the ground tomato paste.
- Simmer and cook for at least 10 mins till the oil comes on the sides.
- Serve with Dosas or Idlis.
This one is a real treat for anyone who love tomatoes. Tamarind and tomatoes together must add a nice tang to it.
Priya Suresh says
Tomato chutney is my all time favourite. And this version sounds simple and easy to dish out with less efforts.. Am loving it.
What I like about this Chutney is the Sambar powder , it must be giving a unique taste to the tomato chutney , feel like having right away !
Suma Gandlur says
Few versions of tomato chutney gets made in my kitchen too, Valli. However this sambhar powder version is very new to me. I am going to try this soon.
Addition of sambar powder to tomato chutney sounds new and inviting.Must be a flavorful one with all those spices in sambar powder.Finger licking chutney.
Wow! Adding sambar powder to tomato chutney is a new one. Shall try it out soon.
Gayathri Kumar says
Adding sambar powder must give the chutney a distinctive taste. It looks so good with dosa. Even we make different variations of tomato chutney but the one with garlic and lots of gingelly oil is our fav.
Suja Ram says
This recipe is quite new to me, as I have'nt tried adding Sambar powder. A must-try I think..
I make tomato chutney but never added sambar powser to it...must be adding a unique taste to it..what is on the other side...looks tempting too
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
I have never added sambhar powder to chutney before. It must have tasted so amazing! A great recipe to all use all those tomatoes growing in my backyard!
This is such an easy to make and flavourful chutney. Addition of sambar powder must have imparted a wonderful aroma
i have only tasted sweet tomato chutney - this tangy one sounds delicious!
Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner says
Adding Sambar powder in tomato chutney is s new to me ,.. Will definitely try this out next time when i prepare tomato chutney!!
That’s a simple and tasty looking chutney! Sambhar powder and tomatoes will make my husband fall in love....am trying it tomorrow!
Padmajha PJ says
I make this with the addition of onions. This one has been added to my list for one main reason - sambar powder!!!