Apr 11, 2011

Tomato Chutney Recipe / Thakkali Chutney Recipe

Hai Guys..Hope everyone had a blistering weekend.Mine was OK..This dish I made a couple of weeks ago.Being from the south of India,Chutneys are one of the stable side dishes for Idlis and Dosas…I am not a big fan of coconut chutney,but I love tomato chutney..It taste quite tangy and sweet and it was Awesome.Then the combination of tomatoes with coconut is really good.Everyone have their way of making tomato chutney,but this is quite a different method…

So I hope that u will give this a try and let me know wat you think.Dont forget to Check the Pineapple salsa recipe that I have posted below this:D

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Tomato-5 chopped
Onion-1 chopped
Coconut-1/2 cup grated
Red chilli powder-1 tblspn
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Salt-to taste
Sugar-1 tsp

For Seasonings:
Mustard seeds(kaduku)-1 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeerakam)-1 tsp
Dry red chilli(kanja milagai)-2 piece
Urad Dal(ulunda paruppu)-1 tsp
Channa dal(Kadala paruppu)-1 tsp
Asafoetida(kaya podi)-1tsp
Curry leaves-1 spring
Oil-1 tblpsn


In a kadai add oil and throw in Onions,Tomatoes and mix well.Cook till it is cooked.

Add in Turmeric pdr,Red chilli pdr,Coconut and mix well.Season with some salt and Sugar and mix well.

Let it cool down and grind it into a smooth paste.Tip this into a bowl.

Now make the seasoning by heating oil,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,urad dal,channa dal,dry red chilli,asafoetida and curry leaves and mix well.

Pour this into the chutney and combine well.Serve this with Idli or dosa.


Ur ingrediants

Coconut..This is the secret ingrediant
that makes this chutney unique
Saute onions in oil
add in tomatoes
Cook till the tomatoes get mushy
Add turmeric and chilli powder

Add in coconut and mix well....

Take this in a blender
Make it in to a fine puree
Make seasoning by crackling mustard and cumin seeds in oil

Add in urad dal and chana dal...

add in dry red chilli and hing...

add in curry leaves...

Pour this over the chutney

Mix well


  1. I made this chutney to serve with your oats pongal. It was a huge hit. Very creamy, with a slightly "smokey" flavour from the roasted spices and tomatoes. I added less chilli (only 1 tsp or so), because we wanted to have it for breakfast.

  2. Why you put urad dal and. Chana dal in tempering??it. Is hard. To. Chew!!!

  3. @Anonymousif you dont like it, just leave it out

  4. Dear Aarthi,

    Thank you very much for this recipe - I've been trying this many times nut never added the secret ingredient (coconut)..thanks!


  5. nice variation of tomato chutney .. made it today and loved the taste

  6. Hi made this chutney today along with your oats idli and they both were very yummy. Thank you.

  7. Hi Aarthi,

    I am a big fan of your blog.You are amazingly talented in cooking. A huge thanks for sharing such yummy food that makes many families tummy happy :) can you please specify the shelf life of the chutneys. makes life easy if you can store chutneys in bulk rather than prepare it daily.. Thanks in advance



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