Madras Tomato Chutney
1 large onion (chopped)
2 large tomatoes (chopped)
2-3 garlic pods (chopped)
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp tamarind extract (juice)
vanaspathi or oil as required
salt to taste
Fry the chopped onions in oil till translucent.
Add the garlic pods and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are cooked and mashed
Add chilli powder/ salt and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from fire and allow it to
Then grind this cooked mixture to a fine paste in a food processor.
To garnish - heat vanaspathi or oil in the same kadai.
Add the mustard seeds. After the seeds splutter, add the curry leaves and
Allow 1/2 minute to saute, add the ground paste and stir fry for 3 minutes.
The chutney is now ready to be served. The above quantity will serve four
This chutney will taste very good, if madras or pearl onions are used instead
8-10 curry leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of asafoetida powder