Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TOMATO-ONION CHUTNEY




Ingredients: 
  1. tomatoes- 2,large
  2. onion-1,diced
  3. grated coconut-5tbsp
  4. dry red chilly-3 nos.
  5. ginger-1''inch piece
  6. garlic-2 cloves
  7. cumin seeds-1/4tsp(optional)
  8. peppercorns-1/4tsp(optional)
  9. asafoetida -a pinch
  10. tamarind/Imli-1 tsp
  11. curry leaves - a few sprigs 
  12. coriander/cilantro leaves-1 fistful(as per ur taste)
  13. mint leaves-3-5 leaves(optional)
  14. salt to taste
Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds,dry red chillies.Add diced onions,ginger,garlic,green chillies,peppercorns and saute until onion turns soft.
  • Add diced tomatoes,asafoetida and saute until it turns mushy and the moisture from the tomatoes evaporates.Add tamarind without seeds,grated coconut, coriander,mint leaves,curry leaves and salt to this.Stir for few more minutes.Remove from fire.Allow it to cool.Blend it to a coarse paste.
  • Transfer to the serving bowl and do  tempering.mix well.

 NOTES:
  • We can temper with mustard seeds,urad dal,dry red chillies,curry leaves in coconut oil.
  • For variations try adding small onions instead of big onions to make it more tasty.
  • You can also try this chutney without tamarind,pepper corns and mint leaves.
Serve with hot Curd Rice,Idly or Dosa.
Happy Cooking!!!










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