Monday, November 29, 2010

Tomato Chutney

There are many ways of doing tomatoes chutneys.  This is my version - it has a slight taste of sweet, sour and spice added to it....You can add a little sugar if you wish.....

It's an excellent dish with thosei (dosa), idlis and chapatis......

What you need:
5- 6 ripe tomatoes
2 big onions
2-3 garlic
small ginger
1 red chilly
1 -2 dry chilly
/2 tsp of tumeric powder
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1 tsp of urad dhall
a sprig of curry leaves
salt to taste
Coconut oil

How to do:
  1. Chopped the tomatoes and onions.  Slice ginger and garlic. 
  2. Cut the dry chillies in small pieces.
  3. Slit and remove the seeds of the red chilly.
  4. Heat coconut oil on a pan.  Once it is hot, add in the mustard and urad dhall.
  5. When it starts to crackle, saute the onions till they are soft. 
  6. Add in the chillies and curry leaves and saute for a few more minutes
  7. Lastly add in the chopped tomatoes,tumeric and salt, mix well and cover the pan.
  8. By covering the pan, more water will come out from the tomatoes.  Keep stirring to avoid the tomotoes from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  9. You can add water if the mixture is dry.
  10. Once the tomatoes are soft and cooked, remove from the heat.  Let it cool for a short while and then blend to a fine puree.
  11. Ready to serve....

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