Oct 11, 2011

Thakali Kothamali Chutney / Tomato Cilantro Chutney

Everyone looks for simple sidedishes for dosa or idli..Often we will make coconut chutney,onion chutney and so on..If you want to indulge in a special one then make this and have.

I love the combination of tomato and cilantro packed together in one delicious dish..I want everyone to give it a try...I hope you will..

Here you go for the step by step recipe with pictures..


Tomato-4 large chopped

Onion-1 chopped

Dry Red chilli-4

Cilantro / Coriander leaves-2 cups

Tamarind-1 tsp

Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp

Salt to taste

Sugar-1 tsp

Oil-1 tblspn

For Seasoning / Tempering:

Oil-1 tblspn

Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp

Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp

Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu-1 tsp

Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu-1 tsp

Asafoetida / Kaya podi / Hing- ¼ tsp

Dry red chilli-1

Curry leaves-1 spring


Heat oil in a kadai..Add in cumin seeds and dry red chillies..Fry them for 1 min.

Add in onions,tomatoes,tamarind,salt and sugar..Cook this for 5 mins.

Add in chopped cilantro and mix well.Let this cool down.

Blend it into a smooth paste..Set this aside for a moment.

Now make tempering by heating oil and crackling mustard and cumin..Add in urad dal,channa dal,dry red chilli,hing and curry leaves..

Now pour the blended chutney in this and mix well.

Serve hot with idli or dosa..

Take all your ingrediants (add sugar in this list)
Heat oil and crackle in cumin seeds
add in dry red chillies
add in onions
and tomatoes
add in tamarind and mix well
Season with salt
and some sugar (this balances everything)
add a bunch of cilantro
cook for few more minutes
allow to cool and take it in a blender
make into a smooth paste
This is the ingrediants for seasonings
crackle cumin and mustard in oil
add in channa dal and urad dal
add in dry red chilli and a pinch of hing
throw in curry leaves and step back..
add in the blended chutney and mix well


  1. Chutney looks delicious dear...
    will try this for dinner :)

  2. Oh yumm.. I love chutney. Can I have this with dhosai? I really love Indian cuisine. Be it nothern or southern.. I would really love to try make this. Thanks for buzzing me too over my blog. Cheers, Jo

  3. last i tried this chutney...i have added curry with coriander leaves...looks yummy...perfect with idly n dosa!

  4. Did this chutney for dosa n my husband loved it very much... Thanks for the wonderful recipe

  5. Thanks for such a yummy recipe Aarthi , tried it tonight and came out great.


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