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Feb 1, 2014

Tomato Kara Chutney / Thakkali Kara Chutney / Spicy Tomato Chutney / Tomato Garlic Chutney / Thakkali Pondu Chutney

I have made this chutney for so many times than i can imagine. It is one of my family's all time favorite, even today morning i made this. Then i realised that i haven't posted it yet in my blog. I made it took pictures months back, but it somehow stayed back in my drafts. Now i took it out and revealing it to you. If you try it once, i am sure you would keep on making it again and again.

Mean time check out my other chutney recipes..And tomorrows post is going to be a spicy chutney.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time  : 15 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Oil - 2 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 4 to 5
Garlic - 15 cloves
Tomatoes - 3 large chopped
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tsp

For Tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Heat oil in a kadai. Fry dry red chilli till golden. Remove to a plate. In the same oil, fry garlic cloves tll golden and remove it to the same plate.

Now in the same oil add the tomatoes and cook till it turn completely mushy. Add in salt and sugar and mix well.

Now take garlic, chilli, tomatoes and tamarind in a blender and make into a smooth paste. Add water if needed.

Transfer this to a bowl.

Now make tempering. Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and urad dal. Let it sizzle for a 30 seconds. Now add in curry leaves and fry it for 30 sec.

Pour this over the chutney and mix well.

Serve this with idly or dosa.

Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in whole dry red chillies

Fry till golden

Remove to a plate

Then add in garlic and fry them

Once they turn golden

remove them to a plate

Add in chopped tomatoes

Saute them for a while

Cook till they turn mushy and cooked

Add in salt and sugar

Mix them around

In a blender add in garlic and chillies

Add in tomatoes

Add a touch of tamarind

Blend them up

Transfer it to a bowl

Now make tempering

Pour it over the chutney

Mix them up



  1. The kara tomato chutney looks very inviting. Thnks for sharing this recipe...

  2. Delicious and tasty looking chutney. Excellent preparation.

  3. Que buena pinta tiene este chutney calentito debe ser una gozada comerlo,abrazos.

  4. hello aarthi....when did u add the tamarindin this recipe???

  5. Tried this chutney today it was amazing!

  6. Tried today.. Its awesome with vendiya idli...


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